Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Hard To Say Goodnight/Too Much
In the early 60's a young girl who aspired to be a country music singer dressed up in all the white leather fineries etc., and made many appearances on country shows around Sydney. This market was a very small market and virtually controlled by other artists such as Reg Lindsay, Slim Dusty, Joy and Heather McKeon their respective wives as well as a few others such as Bill Kelly, Tim and Tom MacNamara etc. Judy was much younger and didn't have much of a chance with the small amount of country music that Sydney audiences wanted at that time..
She moved slowly over to the more popular rock style of country that was now beginning to chart in the Top 40 and after a few appearances on Bandstand etc., became one of the 'Darlings' of Australian TV. That as wel las her record successes cement her place in Rock 'n' Roll history.
Her songs include 'I'll Step Down', 'Would you lay with me in a Field of Stone', '4,003,221 Tears from now', 'Born a Woman', 'Mare Mare Mare', 'Day by Day', 'Hasta Manana' and others.
Over a few years she became the 'Golden Girl' of Bandstand and was paired off with Col Joye. They recorded and did many shows together however that was where the 'pairing' ended. Judy married Leo De Kroo of The De Kroo Bros but this only lasted a year or two.
She still performs today however due to medical problems she keeps this to a minimum. She is still very popular with her fans and her contribution to OZ Rock is clearly defined.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Too Far Blues/Lonesome Indian/Amazing Grace/Blue And Lonesome/A Minor Medley (a) Rodney's Glory (b) Star Of Numurkah (c) Crazy Creek/Sure Thing/Cotton Patch Rag/Stuff Like That/Billy In The Lowground/Take This Hammer/Jerusalem Ridge/Forty Winks/Just Because
John Kane was a founding member and songwriter for the Flying Emus, one of Australian country music’s premier vocal and instrumental bands
John Kane is one of the best flat pickers in Australia as "Take Your Pick" his solo debut proves.The accent predictably is on bluegrass and country blues. Kane has some impressive support on the album from Dave Ellis and Lloyd Swanton on acoustic bass Mick Kerin on fiddle Ian Simpson on banjo and american guitarist Dan Cary. Chris Duffy one half of the Chris Duffy-John Kane Duo produced the album and appears on nine of the tracks playing the mandolin.
Thanks to RAM for the rip of the album there is a 320kbps rip in the header and a flac version HERE