Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Singabout - Journal of Australian Folksong, Volume 5(4), December 1965

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1.   Singabout, Volume 5(4), December 1965 - Johnny Marshall of Araleun

2.   Singabout, Volume 5(4), December 1965 - NEWS AND VIEWS. Editorial - Another milestone This issue completes vol 5 ... the editors would like to receive more unsolicited contributions ...
THE BUSH MUSIC CLUB is proud to announce a COMPETITION for an Australian national song. A minimum of two verses and a chorus plus a melody line is required. Entries will be judged by a panel of three experts in the fields of folklore and music. The winner will receive a £30 prize and entries close with the Secretary, 31st October, 1966. 
CONTENTS.  Singabout edited and produced by Alan Scott and Brian Loughlin, Drawings by Rod Shaw and Clem Millward. 

3.   Singabout, Volume 5(4), December 1965 - BALLAD OF THE SCHOONER "ECLIPSE."  In 1825 John Bingle's schooner ECLIPSE was being loaded at Newcastle with a cargo of coal for Sydney. Six heavily ironed convicts were engaged in the work ...the story reminded me of the ballads of THE CATALPA and THE CYPRUS BRIG, both convict escape sagas, so I wrote this song to the air of the Irish rebel song, WHO FEARS TO SPEAK OF '98.  John Dengate 

4.   Singabout, Volume 5(4), December 1965 - THE OUTSIDE TRACK by Henry Lawson. Henry Lawson died on 2nd September, 43 years ago. Club member Tony McLachlan won second prize in a club competition for the best setting of a Lawson poem with this tune.

5.   Singabout, Volume 5(4), December 1965 - THE OUTSIDE TRACK (cont) RECORD REVIEW DINKI DI Printed with permission of ELECTRONICS (Australia)  We love singing Fair Dinkum Aussie Songs. The Bush Music Club, 10th Anniversary Album. Festival 12-in mono, FL-31526

6.   Singabout, Volume 5(4), December 1965 - RECORD REVIEWS.  THE LAND WHERE THE CROW'S FLY BACKWARDS, Dougie Young sings songs from the Aborigines' Camp.  Wattle B5 - 7" 33 1/3 rpm. 10/6.  It has been realised that for some years now that one of the few places where new songs are being composed and sung is in the Aborigines' camps which are found on the outskirts of many New South Wales towns ... K.D. Fairey
FIVE AUSTRALIAN BALLADS - John Joseph Jones accompanied by Colleen Clifford, 45 rpm extended play, 17/-. Obtainable from J. J. .Jones, Kewdale, WA. Jamie Carlin, see page 7 for one of John Joseph's songs.  
Every Tuesday night is Workshop Night ... 83 Clarence St ...

7.   Singabout, Volume 5(4), December 1965 - WHALING AT CARNARVON words & music by John Joseph Jones © 1962. John J. Jones, of mixed Irish and Welsh ancestry, worked in many different parts of Australia since his arrival as a seventeen year old unassisted immigrant. He is now resident in W.A.  ... this song is not on the record reviewed on page 6.

8.   Singabout, Volume 5(4), December 1965 - Bill Tovey's version of THE DROVER'S DREAM 

9.   Singabout, Volume 5(4), December 1965 - THE DROVER'S DREAM  (cont)  CORRESPONDENCE - letter from P.J. Gresser, Bathurst re THE STOCKMAN'S BED in Singabout 4(3) ... Mrs Boswell wrote an most interesting account of her early life ... 1843 ... states that this song was composed at Port Macquarie by two sisters, Bessie and Maria Grey, girls about sixteen and eighteen years of age, to the tune of THE LAST WHISTLE ... about the year 1848 ... 

10.   Singabout, Volume 5(4), December 1965 - FLASH JACK FROM GUNDAGAI 

11.   Singabout, Volume 5(4), December 1965 - FLASH JACK FROM GUNDAGAI  (cont) While we may never know who Flash Jack was, there is no doubt that Hungry Patterson ... was T.F. Paterson who took up Urunga Station in 1871 ... the song was written ... between 1888 when the Wolesley shearing machines were first introduced ... and 1893 ...

12.   Singabout, Volume 5(4), December 1965 - FLASH JACK FROM GUNDAGAI  (cont). 
THE CONCERT PARTY was engaged to perform at the daily Bar-B-Q teas at the Paddington festival of Arts in June ...

13.   Singabout, Volume 5(4), December 1965 - W-O-O-L-L-O-O-M-O-O-L-O-O. Last issue we printed a song about Woolloomooloo. Here is another older one from the singing of Mrs S Colley of Bathurst ...  same Irish tune that THE DROVER'S DREAM is based on  KILLALOO ...
 
14.   Singabout, Volume 5(4), December 1965 - THATCHER'S COLONIAL SONGS  - review of 
Thatcher's colonial minstrel : new collection of songs / by the inimitable Thatcher ... recently reprinted in facsimile by the Public Library of South Australia ... The volume consists of three of Thatcher's songsters COLONIAL MINSTRAL, COLONIAL SONGSTER and THE VICTORIA SONGSTER ... The surprising thing about Thatcher's songs is that so few of them passed into the oral tradition ... I have only encountered about five which are still in the repertoire of traditional Australian singers ... WHERE'S YOUR LICENCE and LOOK OUT BELOW ... John Meredith 

15.   Singabout, Volume 5(4), December 1965 - SINGABOUT MAGAZINE SONGS - Index to first  Five Volumes. This index is not as exhaustive as it might have been. We have not, for instance, listed 'Letters to the Editor' and we have not cross indexed for particular authors and collectors ... But we have taken care to list all verse and fragments in accord with out main purpose which is to be a magazine to sing from. 

16.   Singabout, Volume 5(4), December 1965 - SINGABOUT MAGAZINE SONGS - Index to first  Five Volumes. 

17.   Singabout, Volume 5(4), December 1965 - SINGABOUT MAGAZINE SONGS - Index to first  Five Volumes. 

18.   Singabout, Volume 5(4), December 1965 - SINGABOUT MAGAZINE SONGS - Index to first  Five Volumes. 

19.   Singabout, Volume 5(4), December 1965 - SINGABOUT MAGAZINE SONGS - Index to first  Five Volumes. 

20.   Singabout, Volume 5(4), December 1965 - SINGABOUT MAGAZINE SONGS - Index to first  Five Volumes.  Cover - Johnny Marshall of Araleun ... photos by his friend Chris Woodland. YOU CAN PURCHASE FROM THE BUSH MUSIC CLUB - Singabout Magazine, Australian Tradition Magazine, Authentic Australian Bush Ballads,  Songs from the Bush,  Folio of Australian Folk Songs as sung by Burl Ives, Overland magazine.
RECORDS BY THE BUSH MUSIC CLUB CONCERT PARTY - Bush Ballads, Dinkey Di!

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