Friday, December 17, 2010
Australia Land Of Today/Australia Land Of Today (Instrumental)
It has come to my attention that I have forgotten to put the Artwork in for this post so here it is.
In May 1990, after an Australian tour, Judith Durham was badly injured in a car accident outside Melbourne, which put her out of action for over a year. She returned to recording and performance in late 1991 and Polygram issued her new single, "Australia, Land of Today" in January 1992. To mark the opening of the Melbourne Cricket Ground's Great Southern Stand later that year, Judith performed the song before 100,000 people at the World Cup Cricket final.
"A love song for Australia, written over 20 years from 1971, as an alternative to the then much maligned National Anthem. I performed it at the 1992 MCG World Cup Cricket final for the opening of the Great Southern Stand.
Australia land of today, every way
We'll sing your praise as a country far and wide
We'll sing of loving and living here each day
We'll tell the world of endless beauty
And the sun that warms our way
Australia land of today, every way
We'll take the cares of the world within our stride
When there are troubles we'll always lend a hand
And we will love you because you are our land
And in days of strife and woe
There's no better way to show
That Australia is great among them all
Than to care for everyone
Every colour, we're all one
We're Australian - so never let them fall
Australia land of today, we will pray
That there could always be peace within your shores
The Aussie spirit's riding high and our voices fill the sky That
Australia's a great place to be And Australian are we, you and me
Special thanks to Ron Edgeworth, Julia Sauterell, Bill Hauritz, Allan Zavod, Boori (Monty) Prior, Fernanda Dahlstrom and friends for their valuable thoughts on the lyrics. "
From Judith's Web Site.
Found this one on the Net don't know alot about them the album was released in 1993 the music is laid back AOR soft rock a little like Southern Sons and the band has 4 Guys and a Gal.
Matt James bass
Paul Cengia drums
Paul Xavier lead vocals
Lee Masters guitar
Tania Holland vocals
2. Change of Heart
3. Heaven is All I Need
4. Longing to Find You
5. All My Heart
6. Stand the Test of Time
Total Running Time: 28:15
Total Running Time: 28:15
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Calendar Girl is the debut album by Sophie Monk, released in 2003. It peaked at #35 March 2003 on the ARIA Albums Chart. It debuted at number thirty five and went down the charts from then on. The album was mixed with contemporary pop (tracks are; Come My Way, Get the Music On, Don't Push It, Love Thing, Anywhere with You, Inside Outside, Step Back to Love, Luv Me, You Better Not Fail and One Breath Away) and classical opera (tracks are; Pie Jesu, Ave Maria (Interlude) and Ave Maria).
The song "Come My Way" was covered by Japanese pop star Namie Amuro (her version called "Come") with Japanese lyrics. It was released first as a single on October 14, 2003 and later on the album Style on December 10 of the same year.
1. "Pie Jesu" (Michael Felix Darcy) – 0:52
2. "Come My Way" (Jan Kask, Peter Mansson, Peter Cunnah) – 4:34
3. "Get the Music On" (Ray Hedges, Nigal Butler, John Pickering) – 3:43
4. "Don't Push It" (Rob Davis, Martin Harrington, Ash Howes) – 3:51
5. "Love Thing" (Niclas Molinder, Jaacim Persson, Pelle Ankarberg) – 3:58
6. "Anywhere with You" (Matthew Gerrard, Chris Ward) – 3:52
7. "Ave Maria (Interlude)" (Darcy, Monk) – 1:17
8. "Inside Outside" (Steve Mac, Davis) – 4:08
9. "Step Back to Love" (Molinder, Persson, Ankarberg, Terry Ronald) – 3:06
10. "Luv Me" (Steve Monopoli, Monk, Robert Parde) – 3:21
11. "You Better Not Fall" (Monk, Warner Chappell, Mark Holden) – 2:54
12. "One Breath Away" (Paul Barry, Mark Taylor, Steve Torch) – 3:44
13. "Ave Maria" (Darcy, Monk) – 2:44
Outside Of Me
I feel a bit ripped of with this one only the one track, according to wikki the single came in 2 parts with slightly different artwork the other part had the song title in red and closer to Ella's head and i'm assuming the other songs.
This single was one of their better charting singles making #12 on the charts and earning them a gold gong.
Outside of Me
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Outside of Me" is the sixth single by Australian band Killing Heidi. It is the second and final single released from their second album Present. The single was available in 2 parts, with the same track listing, only slightly different artwork.
1. "Outside of Me"
3. "Taxi Driver"
4. "Wartorn Way"
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
We'll Sing In The Sunshine/The Girl From Ipanema/Mack The Knife/Moonglow/Joshua Fought The Battle Of Jericho/Chopsticks/More/Crooked Little Man/Celito Linda/
Michael,Row The Boat Ashore/Amor/Puff,The Magic Dragon/Walk Right In/Yesterday
Horrie Dargie was born in Whyalla, South Australia, the second son of Andrew Dargie and Adelaide (née Sargent). His older brother Sir William Dargie was a noted Australian portrait artist.
Dargie began his musical career as a diatonica harmonica player. He joined the Yarraville Mouth Organ Band, which practised in a shoe repairshop. Later he joined William Ketterer's "Victorian Mouth Organ Band". This band consisted of the most promising players in the state of Victoria.
In the early 1930s he took up the chromatic harmonica and won a variety competition on a local radio station in 1937. In 1938 he moved to Sydney.
Dargie studied clarinet and orchestration and started his own harmonica school in Sydney. With Williamson, Lois, and Metcalfe on chromatics, and Shea on chords and Bertram on bass he started a harmonica group, The Rockin' Reeds.
Horrie Dargie joined the Australian Army in 1941 and served in New Guinea and later in the occupational forces in Japan. He returned to Melbourne in 1947 and subsequently formed the famous Horrie Dargie Quintet. By 1952 the Quintet had risen in popularity by dint of hard work, and played their farewell concert at the Sydney Town Hall in 1952 before leaving for England. By chance, a recording was made of the performance on a wire recorder using just one microphone. The 10″ record of the farewell concert became Australia's first Gold Record, selling 75,000 copies. Upon arrival in England the Quintet performed at the Empire in London and an agent recognised the group's performance as unique because of their distinctive sound, humour, and individual style. They never copied or made renditions of numbers by overseas performers. Whilst on tour in London Horrie contracted polio – apparently he collapsed on stage. The disease affected his diaphragm and legs, at the time he was told he would not be able to play a wind instrument again. He once described the illness as a 'bit of a problem' – he was paralysed except for his right arm and he could swallow. With persistence he recovered and the Quintet later performed upon their return at the Tivoli in 1958. One of their more well known numbers was "Green Door" which become a hit in its own right.
In 1958 Dargie returned to Australia where he took up a position at Channel 9, where he was in charge of the talent division – variety was very popular at the time and Dargie did four or five shows a week. He compered the BP Super Show and also was responsible for the Delo and Daly Show, He was the first Australian compere of the show 'The Price is Right'and managed the The Go!! Show, a pop music show that regularly featured entertainers such as Johnny Young, Ian Turpie and Olivia Newton-John. Dargie also established Go!! Records in 1964 to promote artists who appeared on the show. In August 1967 Channel 0 Melbourne abruptly cancelled The Go!! Show and the loss of its major promotional outlet led to the demise of the Go!! record label.
Dargie is also remembered for his musical arrangements for the film Crocodile Dundee and the TV show The Leyland Brothers. He also played the background music for the TV series Skippy the Bush Kangaroo.
In 1996 he was inducted into the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Awards Hall of Fame in recognition for his effort in being the first Australian to achieve gold record status.
Horrie Dargie died on 30 August, 1999.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Soul Sacrifice/I'm A Man/Elation/I've Seen Sad Days/Thinking Of You/Gassing/Pirana interview 1971
I was looking through the GTK videos on youtube on the weekend with intention of putting together another compilation when I noticed that there were enough clips to do an album of Pirana material so that's what I did over 37 minutes of music plus the interview.
For those who don't Know what GTK was read on.
The series title was an abbreviation of the phrase "Get To Know". GTK is one of several significant popular music programs produced by the ABC, and like the later establishment of Double Jay, GTK was created to address the perception that the Australian youth audience was being poorly served by commercial radio and TV and that much important international music and especially Australian popular music was being ignored by commercial TV and radio at that time.
GTK premiered on 4 August 1969 and ran until 1974, after which it was superseded by the even more successful weekly show Countdown. The first series of GTK was directed by noted TV and event director Ric Birch, who was at the time the youngest director in Australian television. Because colour television was not introduced in Australia until early 1975, most of GTK was shot on black-and-white film or videotape, although segments of programs ca. 1974 are known to have been shot in colour.
GTK ran for ten minutes and was broadcast daily from Monday to Thursday, at 6.30 pm just before the ABC's popular rural soap opera Bellbird. GTK's magazine-style format—which gave strong emphasis to local Australian rock and pop music—included interviews, reports, music film-clips (music videos) and occasional footage of local and visiting international acts in concert.
A feature of every episode—and one that makes GTK a unique document of that period of Australian music—was the daily live-in-the-studio performance segment, especially recorded by GTK. These segments featured hundreds of notable and lesser-known Australian acts of the period. The band chosen as featured group for the week would often record their own 'cover' version of the GTK theme (composed by Hans Poulsen), which was played at the start of each of the programs.
These live performance segments were filmed in Studio 21 at the ABC's Gore Hill complex, which had originally been used for drama during the early days of live-to-air production. Groups were called in early on Monday mornings, and four songs/pieces were recorded , with one segment broadcast each day. Another aspect that makes this GTK footage important is that many of the bands were asked to play material from their live repertoire—including cover versions—rather than their current or recent hit song/s, since it was felt that the groups would perform these better and because it would show off other facets of their music. It is believed that because these live performances were filmed (and later transferred to videotape for broadcast) most of this footage was preserved, despite the fact that many of the broadcast master tapes were later erased.
It was thought for many years that most of the videotapes of the program had been erased during an ABC economy drive in the late 1970s, but recent discoveries at the ABC, notably during and after the closure of the old Gore Hill studio complex in Sydney, have revealed that much of the series (including location pieces and in-the-studio performances) was shot on film and then transferred to video. Recent estimates from the ABC indicate that as much as 90 percent of the series has survived, although regrettably most of the first year of the show was only videotape, which has since been erased.