Saturday, March 24, 2012
Mystery Train/Uncle Pen/Ain't No Letters/Gotta Lotta Rhythm/Bayou Jubilee/Wayfaring Stranger/These Boots Are Made For Walking/Dixie Breakdown/I Don't Know About That/It's A Sunburnt Country/I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive/Darling Street/Broken Dreams (Southbound)/Something Somewhere-Say Old Man
The Flying Emus were one of Australia’s leading bluegrass bands from the late 1980′s. Several on the band members played in the Slim Dusty band and the Emus were formed during a six-year period when Slim Dusty had stopped touring.
Their popularity led them to a range of radio and television appearances and by 1988 the group had picked up a prized ARIA Music Award for Best Country Album for their album This Town.
The Flying Emus also won CMAA Country Music Awards in 1986 (Instrumental of the Year and Vocal Group or Duo of the Year), 1987 (Instrumental of the Year and Vocal Group or Duo of the Year), 1988 (Instrumental of the Year) and 1991 (Instrumental of the Year).
The Emus mainstay consisted of Mike Kerin on fiddle, Ian Simpson on banjo and guitar, John Kane on guitar and mandolin, Genni Kane lead vocals and guitar. Other members of the band included Hanuman Dass on percussion , Michael Vidale on bass. The band line up also included Malcolm Wakeford on percussion and Graham Thompson on bass.
Here we have a live album from the Flying Emus recorded at the Rose Shamrock & Thistle Hotel Rozelle Sydney on Friday 25th May 1990. To record the album the band gathered all the original members plus the present lineup and played a set that covered there six year career. I'm always a sucker for a good cover song and there are a couple of good'ns here Mystery Train and These Boots Are Made For Walkin'. Yet another gem from RAM still a few to post yet same old story 320kbps file in the header and the Flac Version Side 1HERE and Side 2 HERE
Apparently there have been a few problems opening the RAR file for side 2 so I have replaced the links
Common Ground/Just The Opposite/I Don't Know About That/Some Days/You Can Be Whatever You Want/Postcards From Paradise/Broken Dreams (Southbound)/Different Drum/Love Is Just A Loan/Nightmares/Nightmares/ I Just Want To Dance With You
Another great album by the Flying Emus this one released in 1989 this is country rock at it's best. One cover on the album The Stone Ponies hit "Different Drum" great version. More info on the band in the previous Flying Emus post. Once again this is an album sent to me by RAM and this one is a CD rip you'll find a 320kbps file in the header and the Flac version HERE and HERE