Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Singabout - Journal of Australian Folksong, Volume 5(2), December 1964

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1.  Singabout, Volume 5(2), December 1964 - DUKE TRITTON, veteran Australian folksinger, and life member of the Bush Music Club - see story back cover.

2.  Singabout, Volume 5(2), December 1964 - NEWS AND VIEWS. Dear Reader. This issue of Singabout Magazine is a special one indeed ... celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Bush Music Club  - ten years of rediscovering, collecting, recording, teaching, performing, and just plain enjoying Australian traditional songs, ballads, music and dancing  ... CONTENTS. Edited and produced by members of the Bush Music Club. 

3.  Singabout, Volume 5(2), December 1964 - Pete Seeger's visit, Sept 1963 

4.  Singabout, Volume 5(2), December 1964 - THE JAM TIN BAND - ... The performers were 147 children from six Brisbane Schools, and this TV concert was the last part of an A.B.Q.-2 series in which they learnt how to form their own band sand make their own instruments. The series Beginners' Band was conducted by Mr John Manifold, well known Australian Poet and expert on Australian Bush music ... Spastic Centre, Seventh Day Adventist School, the Runcorn, Taringa and Kedron State Schools, and Newstead Opportunity School ...

5.  Singabout, Volume 5(2), December 1964 - THE WEE ONE - Collected from Sally Sloane by John Meredith. Sally learned this song from one Bob Vaughan in the Aberdeen district of NSW when she was a girl. 

6.  Singabout, Volume 5(2), December 1964 - TEN THOUSAND MILES AWAY. Ad for WEA & University of Sydney courses

7.  Singabout, Volume 5(2), December 1964 - TEN THOUSAND MILES AWAY.  (Cont) Ad for Melodica and HOHNER bush accordions. 

8.  Singabout, Volume 5(2), December 1964 - TRADITIONAL AUSTRALIAN BUSH INSTRUMENTS. From a lecture delivered by Alan Scott at a WEA Folk Lore week end, 15th July 1962.

9.  Singabout, Volume 5(2), December 1964 - TRADITIONAL AUSTRALIAN BUSH INSTRUMENTS. From a lecture delivered by Alan Scott at a WEA Folk Lore week end, 15th July 1962 (cont) 

10.  Singabout, Volume 5(2), December 1964 - TRADITIONAL AUSTRALIAN BUSH INSTRUMENTS. From a lecture delivered by Alan Scott at a WEA Folk Lore week end, 15th July 1962 (cont) 

11.  Singabout, Volume 5(2), December 1964 - TRADITIONAL AUSTRALIAN BUSH INSTRUMENTS. From a lecture delivered by Alan Scott at a WEA Folk Lore week end, 15th July 1962 (cont)  Singabout Magazine receives a lot of letters, but not enough. We need more of your helpful suggestions and more of those modern-day songs in the traditional style. 

12.  Singabout, Volume 5(2), December 1964 - THE FIRST FEW YEARS by Jamie Carlin . The following is a series of reminiscences from memory and diaries, volumes 1955 and later ...

13.  Singabout, Volume 5(2), December 1964 - THE FIRST FEW YEARS by Jamie Carlin. (cont) 
14.  Singabout, Volume 5(2), December 1964 -  THE FIRST FEW YEARS by Jamie Carlin (cont) 

15.  Singabout, Volume 5(2), December 1964 - AUSTRALIAN TRADITIONAL SINGERS AND MUSICIANS OF VICTORIA (Wattle Archive Series no.11) - review 

16.  Singabout, Volume 5(2), December 1964 - AUSTRALIAN TRADITIONAL SINGERS AND MUSICIANS OF VICTORIA (cont)
THE IRISHMAN'S SONG, Duke Tritton's note on The Irishman's song - Was travelling with a mob of sheep from Peak Hill to Coolah in 1910. There were five of us in the team, Billy McBeth, the boss drover, Tim and Tiger Schurr, Joe Goodman and myself. All were good mates and all could sing a fair song, so we had a good trip. Billy McBeth used to sing the above song and we all learned to roar it out around the campfire ...

17.  Singabout, Volume 5(2), December 1964 -  THE IRISHMAN'S SONG (cont)

18.  Singabout, Volume 5(2), December 1964 - THE GALOPEDE. Ad for North Australian monthly. 

19.  Singabout, Volume 5(2), December 1964 - COLLECTOR'S NOTEBOOK. Here's another in the "I'm the best"- "Ugly Dave" tradition, written by Alan Scott, Loftus, NSW.
Brian Loughlin of Sydney writes: In October ... I was with Mr Clem Jones, of Liverpool ... Clem came out with this little tourist slogan about the West - Fleas, flies, bugs and sand - all belong to Gropher land!  
The following lines, which sound more bush ballad than literary  style were also heard in a Sydney pub ... What's the use of talkin' When you're stoney broke and walkin...

20.  Singabout, Volume 5(2), December 1964 - ABORIGINAL SONG.  This song was collected by Barbara Gibbons from Mr & Mrs Harold Kead and their friends, Aboriginal Settlement, Peak Hill NSW.  so many beautiful stories are told .. .  DUNGENYUL SONG (Dungenyul = methylated spirits) Collected by Barbara Gibbons from Chris Woodland who learned it from aboriginal friends in Bouke, NSW  

21.  Singabout, Volume 5(2), December 1964 - MALAYSIA SONG by John Dengate 

22.  Singabout, Volume 5(2), December 1964 - THE BORDER FENCE This song was collected by Glen Hamilton from an unknown person who was born in 1927.  He has wandered around the bush, droving, fencing, wood-cutting, tank sinking, etc, and first started to write songs when his girlfriend shot-off with his best mate. The was sung to a tune popular a few years ago, She wore red feathers and a hula-hula skirt 

23.  Singabout, Volume 5(2), December 1964 - THE LITTLE SPARROW. Music John Meredith,  words Launcelot Harrison. 

24.  Singabout, Volume 5(2), December 1964 - DUKE TRITTON - A word about the man.  Ad - COME TO A WORKSHOP NIGHT IN SYDNEY. 

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