Monday, December 30, 2013

Buried Country: Original Film Soundtrack

I recently saw this doco on NITY I think, a brilliant piece of
historical documenting and well worth seeing if you have any
interest in Australian Indigenous music.
There some amazing stuff here, but its the shear guts and
determination of the early pioneers of Murri and Koori music
that I found the most inspiring.
It was hard enough to break into the music scene in the 50's and 60's
in Australia and that was especially true for indigenous artists.
The story telling aspect of country music was for Aboriginal
people very much in tune with their culture and country music
became a new vehicle to express that.
Its a tradition that continues to this day!

Download CD 1 Here

Download CD 2 Here

Saturday, December 14, 2013

DO RE MI - The Waiting Room

The second ep from Sydney band Do Re Mi, released in 1982.
This ep most notably contains the original version of their top 5 hit Man Overboard, which was re-recorded and released as a single in 1985.

1. Disneyland
2. Creatures of Habit
3. Wreaths and Bouquets
4. (Just Like) Hercules
5. Man Overboard
6. The Waiting Room

    Dorland Bray — drums, percussion, backing vocals
    Helen Carter — bass guitar, backing vocals
    Deborah Conway — lead vocalist
    Stephen Philip — guitar
Additional musicians on this recording:
    Peter Doyle — trumpet
    Louise Elliot — tenor saxophone
    Paul Hester — timbales (track 4)