Tuesday 23 February 2016

Extracts from Singabout - Labor Party & Union records (records? - those round black disks)

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In 1962 & 1963 Singabout reviewed 2 records available from PO Box 58, Paddington, the earliest issued by ALP records, the second by Blue & White Collar Records. I've been unable to find any information about these labels.

Comment from Warren Fahey, April 2020 - the discs credit Peter Hamilton, owner of Wattle records. 
ALP Records - Tom Morey Campaign Songs  (ALP-1) In 1962 Tom Morey, the ALP candidate for the new State seat of Bligh produced this record as part of his campaign.  As the seat was not expected to go to Labor, the record might have contributed to his win!

The record included 5 songs

side 1 -
The Ballad of Tom Morey (parody of Tom Dooley)
Quick Go the Shares
Talking Bligh Blues

Side 2 -
The D.L.P Lament (parody of the 12 days of Christmas)
Hooker Rex

The Bush Music Club reviewed it in the April 1962 issue of the Newsletter, and also Singabout 4(4) 1962.

The lyrics & music of Hooker Rex was also published in Singabout 5(1) 1963.

Singabout 5(1) 1963

Singabout 4(4) 1962    Review from BMC Newsletter, April 1962, page. 4
Oh, Pay Me. (Blue & White Collar Records)

Review in Singabout 5(1), 1963 by Alan Scott

Issued as part of a campaign by the A.C.T.U., the Australian Council of Salaried and Professional Associations and the High Council of Commonwealth Public Service Organisations.  

Tracks -
Oh Pay Me! (parody of an American song)
Equal Pay
(Calypso technique)Talking Margins
Hooker Rex (Calypso technique)
(parody of an American song)An untitled Talking Blues
Waltzing Matilda
Singabout 5(1) 1963


1 comment:

  1. The discs themselves included a credit for Peter Hamilton, owner of Wattle Records