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The Resource Buried country : the story of Aboriginal country music, Clinton Walker

Buried country : the story of Aboriginal country music, Clinton Walker

Label
Buried country : the story of Aboriginal country music
Title
Buried country
Title remainder
the story of Aboriginal country music
Statement of responsibility
Clinton Walker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It was country music that first gave Aboriginal people a voice in modern Australia, long before it was commonplace for Aboriginal dance companies to tour the world or for Central Desert 'dot paintings' to sell for astronomical sums. Though black skin and country music might seem an unlikely pairing, Aboriginal country music has a long and rich tradition, from 1950s pioneers such as Jimmy Little, Lionel Rose, the Country Outcasts, and Auriel Andrew to Vic Simms, Roger Knox, and Troy Cassar-Daley. Telling black stories in a way white folks could understand as well, country music was not only a salve for its own dispossessed people, it offered common ground in a divided land and the possibility of grassroots reconciliation. Packed with rare photographs and memorabilia and including a detailed discography, 'Buried country' offers a fascinating account of the growth of this vital force in Aboriginal culture and its role in changing Australian society
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Clinton
Dewey number
781.642
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML394
LC item number
.W35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Little, Jimmy
  • Lee, Georgia
  • Reading, Wilma
  • Laughton, Herbie
  • Young, Dougie
  • Rose, Lionel
  • Simms, Victor
  • McLeod, Bobby
  • Hardy, Colin
  • Williams, Harry
  • Williams, Wilga Munro
  • Williams, Gus
  • Andrew, Auriel
  • Randall, Bob
  • Yama, Isaac
  • Knox, Roger
  • Gunn, Kevin
  • Cassar-Daley, Troy
  • Coloured Stone (Musical group)
  • No Fixed Address (Musical group)
  • Warumpi Band (Musical group)
  • Country musicians
  • Country music
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
Target audience
adult
Label
Buried country : the story of Aboriginal country music, Clinton Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "The original edition of this book was published in 2000 by Pluto Press (Australia)."
  • "This new edition is expanded and fully updated, lavishly illustrated with rare photgraphs and memorabilia (including a set of new colour plates) and features a complete discography and index"
  • 2000 edition held at B W177.34/B1
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Little by Little : Jimmy Little : Songs of the Lord; Bronco Billy; Lone Voice -- Beyond the Bungalow : Herb Laughton : Claypan Dancing; Jabbi Jabbi songs -- Deep north blues : On the flipside: the Pitt dynasty, the Assang brothers, and other Queensland Blackbirds : White Business; Redfern Royalty -- "I'm a bludger, I'm a drunk, I'm a jailbird": Dougie Young and the troubadour tradition : Freedom Writers -- Take a glove, take a guitar: Lionel Rose and the Singing Fighters: Black Knight -- Prison songs: Vic Simms : From Little Things...(Big Things Grow) -- Gunfighter ballads : Bobby McLeod : Get Outta Dodge -- Stand by your man: Harry and Wilga Willams and the country outcasts: Gubba Country -- Namatjira's gramophone : Gus Williams -- Truckstop sweetheart : Auriel Andrew : Across the Borderline -- Crying time: Bob Randall : Country Rock Against Racism; Seven Sisters -- Countryman : Isaac Yamma : King Bands -- The man who would be king : Roger Knox: Tamworth Outlaws; Big Mac; Murri Country -- Kimberley Pickin' : Kevin Gunn and the North-Western Desert-Surf-Sound : Seven Brothers; The Singing Politician -- New Corridos: Kev Carmody, Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter : Harmony Rising -- Open Road: Troy Cassar-Daley: Little Big Man
Control code
000052691636
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Expanded and completely revised edition.
Extent
xvi, 351 pages (i-xvi pages of coloured plates)
Isbn
9781891241383
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014005224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some coloured), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)872382090
Label
Buried country : the story of Aboriginal country music, Clinton Walker
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "The original edition of this book was published in 2000 by Pluto Press (Australia)."
  • "This new edition is expanded and fully updated, lavishly illustrated with rare photgraphs and memorabilia (including a set of new colour plates) and features a complete discography and index"
  • 2000 edition held at B W177.34/B1
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Little by Little : Jimmy Little : Songs of the Lord; Bronco Billy; Lone Voice -- Beyond the Bungalow : Herb Laughton : Claypan Dancing; Jabbi Jabbi songs -- Deep north blues : On the flipside: the Pitt dynasty, the Assang brothers, and other Queensland Blackbirds : White Business; Redfern Royalty -- "I'm a bludger, I'm a drunk, I'm a jailbird": Dougie Young and the troubadour tradition : Freedom Writers -- Take a glove, take a guitar: Lionel Rose and the Singing Fighters: Black Knight -- Prison songs: Vic Simms : From Little Things...(Big Things Grow) -- Gunfighter ballads : Bobby McLeod : Get Outta Dodge -- Stand by your man: Harry and Wilga Willams and the country outcasts: Gubba Country -- Namatjira's gramophone : Gus Williams -- Truckstop sweetheart : Auriel Andrew : Across the Borderline -- Crying time: Bob Randall : Country Rock Against Racism; Seven Sisters -- Countryman : Isaac Yamma : King Bands -- The man who would be king : Roger Knox: Tamworth Outlaws; Big Mac; Murri Country -- Kimberley Pickin' : Kevin Gunn and the North-Western Desert-Surf-Sound : Seven Brothers; The Singing Politician -- New Corridos: Kev Carmody, Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter : Harmony Rising -- Open Road: Troy Cassar-Daley: Little Big Man
Control code
000052691636
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Expanded and completely revised edition.
Extent
xvi, 351 pages (i-xvi pages of coloured plates)
Isbn
9781891241383
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014005224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some coloured), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)872382090

Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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