Smoky Dawson Sings And tells Of Bushrangers, The Outback and famous Country Songs. Review By Oj Sikes

Smoky Dawson Sings And tells Of Bushrangers, The Outback and famous Country Songs ( Cover CD )
Smoky Dawson Sings And tells Of Bushrangers, The Outback and famous Country Songs ( Cover CD )

Smoky Dawson

Sings And tells Of Bushrangers, The Outback and famous Country Song

Jasmine JASMCD 3715

This new release is comprised of two very rare Australian LPs. The first is Bushranger Ballads, which tells of life in the outback and on cattle stations, outlaws and rodeos, etc. On this one, Dawson tells about places and characters, then sings the song. The second LP is The Smoky Dawson Story. It features the legendary steel guitarist Speedy West, and Smoky talks about his tours in the USA in the 1950s in-between his performances of American C&W songs. Both LPs are very rare, so we are fortunate indeed to have them preserved through the efforts of British broadcaster and music authority Paul Hazell, who put this project together, and the Jasmine label in England.

Smoky Dawson was a revered figure in Australia, with a long-running Western adventure show on radio (1952-62), his own comic book, his horse Flash, and very popular personal appearances that included his skills with a rope, a stockwhip and sharpshooting, as well as his music. You’ll miss seeing the whip and shooting on this CD, but you’re likely to enjoy his stories and his music, especially if you enjoy traditional Australian outback tales and songs. Widely available.

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O.J Sikes
osikes@nj.rr.com

1. INTRODUCTION
2. ON THE BANKS OF THE REEDY LAGOON
3. INTRODUCTION
4. THE WILD COLONIAL BOY
5. INTRODUCTION
6. SAVE THE MAIL
7. INTRODUCTION
8. CURIO OF MARABELLE
9. INTRODUCTION
10. THE GHOST OF BEN HALL
11. INTRODUCTION
12. PASS THE BILLY ROUND, BOYS
13. INTRODUCTION
14. THE LIGHTS OF COBB & CO
15. INTRODUCTION
16. LORDS OF THE WEDDIN’ RANGE
17. INTRODUCTION
18. THE LAST OF THE KELLYS
19. INTRODUCTION
20. MATILDA WALTZES ON
21. INTRODUCTION
22. STARLIGHT RIDES AGAIN
23. INTRODUCTION
24. THE SOUND EFFECTS COWBOY
THE SMOKY DAWSON STORY
25. INTRODUCTION
26. THE FUNNY OLD HILLS
27. INTRODUCTION
28. OLD SHEP
29. INTRODUCTION
30. I’M GOIN’ BACK TO WHERE I CAME FROM
31. INTRODUCTION
32. ROCKING ALONE IN AN OLD ROCKING CHAIR
33. INTRODUCTION
34. WHEN THE BLOOM IS ON THE SAGE
35. INTRODUCTION
36. IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE NOW
37. INTRODUCTION
38. YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE
39. INTRODUCTION
40. COOL WATER
41. INTRODUCTION
42. GOODBYE LITTLE DARLIN’, GOODBYE
43. INTRODUCTION
44. THE OLD OAKEN BUCKET
45. INTRODUCTION
46. THERE’S A BRIDLE HANGIN’ ON THE WALL