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Country Music Store Presents:
is with sadness that we note the passing September 19, 2003
of a truly great Australian, Slim Dusty.
However, we also remember with great joy, the pleasure he brought to
our lives and to so many ordinary people around the world.
Slim was a legend in the Australian Music Industry, not just in Country Music.
For over 50 years he recorded for the same record company and in that time he released over 100 albums.
What a fabulous performance at the Closing Ceremony
of the Olympic Games. It has obviously impressed thousands of folks all around
the world who have since been in touch to order his Waltzing
Matilda. Our recommended version (he's recorded 3) was on "the Heritage Album" as it's close in
arrangement to his recent live performance. But now that West of WInton is released, you'll find that's the one
that does the trick.
We're no longer updating this Slim Dusty page
as we have all the latest listings at the online store with full track listings
and a "search for the song" box.
here to check them out.
The Slim Dusty Movie is
now on DVD with a bonus DVD that includes bonus features. This Collectors Edition also includes the 2CD soundtrack
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Slim has already sold over 6 million albums,
almost exclusively in Australia. That's nearly 1 album for every 3 men women and children
in the country. He was the first artist in Australia to receive a gold record and now has
dozens of Gold and Platinum albums to his credit. Slim Dusty is
Country Music in Australia. So let loose, when you get a taste of Slim, he
gets to be very addictive. Great lyrics, about real people and places from real Australian
writers/characters like Stan Coster, "Mack" Cormack, Joy McKean and fine music
that has launched 2 of our instrumental legends of Bush Ballad Guitar, Barry
Thornton and Lindsay Butler. You can't go wrong.
In September 1997, Slim and Joy performed by
special invitation of the General Manager, on the Grand Ole Opry
in Nashville Tennessee, recognising his contribution to
Country Music over 50 years. We are very proud to have played one small part in that
With such a substantial catalogue of titles it's
sometimes hard to figure out where to start with Slim.
Dusty The Very Best Of - the DVD Collection
November 4 2002 saw the release of Slim's first DVD. Based
on the old video of the Best of Slim Dusty, it has two additional songs
to that release, Looking Forward, Looking Back and the title track of his latest
album Travellin' Still... Always Will.
Still... Always Will"
Seven new solo tracks from Slim, 3 new solo tracks from Anne and 3 new duets
as Slim attacks new songs from Norma Murphy, Ray Rose, Kev Wilson, Ron Odgers and his most
dependable songwriter - Joy McKean. "Travellin' Still...Always
Will", is considered the real follow up album to his multi award winning & double
platinum selling 100th album 'Looking
Forward Looking Back.
Recorded with daughter Anne Kirkpatrick and released on March 18th,
Not one, but 2
Slim Dusty CD releases in October 2001
Winton is a
classic Slim Dusty bush ballad album and was meant
to be released in 1999 but then it was realised, after a count back, that this then would
have been Slim's 99th album. As Slim
already had solid plans in place for that release, "Winton", as it's become
known by fans, was shelved. Now it is finally available, and included is his latest
version of "Waltzing Matilda", in an arrangement closest to his incredible
Olympic Closing Ceremony performance.
Winton is being released in tandem with The Men From Nulla Nulla which contains
4 new duets with long-time friend Shorty Ranger plus 18 other older recordings that Slim
has done of Shortys songs.
Tracklisting: Waltzing Matilda, West Of
Winton, Saddle Up And Ride, The Vanishing Breed, The Old Saddle, Truthful Fella, Old Scobie, Back With The Show Again, Finney's Home Brew, The
Shearer's Story, Old Dingo, Happy Anniversary, Ham and Eggs, Sassafras Gap, Dan The Wreck..
Shortly after winning 3
Golden Guitars in Tamworth in 2001, Slim headed back into the studio with long
time friend Shorty Ranger to record 4 new duets. The Men From Nulla Nulla is the result. The album also contains
18 older Slim recordings of Shorty's songs. The album is being released in conjunction
with West of Winton, which was originally to be released in 1999. NO Cassette
19, 2001: Slim Dusty returned to his
2nd home, the recording studio, last week to record with his old friend & mate Shorty
Ranger. The sessions took place at Slim's "Columbia Lane" recording Studios and
were the realisation of a dream. "We have been thinking about doing this for a while
but with the 100th album things just got to busy" Slim said "But it was great to
be able to finally do it. We have such a long history together and it was very important
to me to get some songs done before we head back out on the road"
"Looking Forward Looking Back" the milestone
and highly anticipated 100th album, is accredited as selling over 100,000 copies in it's
first 8 weeks on sale. Rod Coe has once again taken control of production and has
delivered a classic Slim Dusty album which contains songs written by Don Walker, Eric
Bogle, Michael Fix, well known Australian photographer Barry Skipsey, Steve Grace, Peter
Denahy, Norma O'Hara Murphy, Joy McKean and also Slim.
Released at the same time last year, was
Who Is Australia", a special 5CD set with
a 60 page booklet of some never before seen photos and stories and includes a disc of
interviews Slim has given over the years, and 4 CDs of interesting recordings, oddities,
live recordings and unreleased tracks.
Here's just a
selection of the contents...
CD-1 titled "Ramblin Shoes 1953 - 1976"
contains The Rain Still Tumbles Down In July, Hello and Goodbye, Travellin' Through, I
Want a Pardon For Daddy, Mother Queen of My Heart, Eumerella Shore, Music My Dad Played
For Me, Happy Jack, Just Lovin You.
CD-2 "Ramblin Shoes 1980 - 2000" has Where I'd Sooner Be,
Logan, To Whom It May Concern, The Lights On The Hill, Another Night In Broome, I Need to
Find A Place, Charleville, Morning Comes Early, Mitchell Grass.
CD-3 "Live In Concert" has Dinki Di Aussie, Indian Pacific, I Must Have Good Terbaccy When I
Smoke, Glory Bound Train, Pub With No Beer.
CD-4 "From The Dusty Treasure Chest"
includes Lights On The Hill, Charleville, Why Worry Now, Truthful Fella, Waltzing Matilda,
Been A Fool Too Long, My Pal Alcohol.
CD-5 is the Interview disc "The Way I See
It" conversations with Nick Erby.
May we suggest,
if you're looking for a good cross-section of his work at very good value, that you
consider the 3CD set "Australia Is His Name".
With over 60 songs and retail at $29.95 on CD. (Just $27.25 for export orders) it's a great way to be introduced to the Aussie Balladeer.
Then we have "the
Very Best Of Slim Dusty" on album and PAL video. This CD and tape has 24 classic
SD songs and one new song, "Wobbly Boot" featuring Rolf Harris. The Video has a
handful of previously unavailable videos included in the 23 songs plus an 8 minute
documentary at the start. Running time approx. 75 mins.
Here are a couple of other special releases worth noting in
Dusty". Various Artists.
A tribute album from across
the musical spectrum of Australia. This Golden Guitar Winning album features our best
country acts, Graeme Connors, Troy Cassar-Daley, Lee Kernaghan, James Blundell, Tania
Kernaghan duets with father Ray Kernaghan (for the first time on disc), Anne Kirkpatrick
duets with brother David, plus the Crosby sisters, the Dead Ringer Band (Golden Guitar
award winning track), John Williamson and many more, and from the world of pop and rock,
Midnight Oil, Paul Kelly, The Screaming Jets and others. 16 classic Slim Dusty
tracks like Saddle Boy, When The Rain Tumbles Down In July, Biggest Disappointment
and more, given a bit of a tweek! $29.95 CD and $20.00 Tape. Add this tribute to
your Slim collection !
Trucking Collection Box Set.
Get all 5 trucking titles, Neon City, Lights On The Hill, Making A Mile, Give
Me The Road and Trucks On The Track in one CD set for $49.75 or on cassette
2. "Ninety Nine" the 99th album of his career came along in
the year of '99. A real bush ballad album with 13 great new titles. Binieye Ball,
Swagless Swaggie, Abalinga Mail, Banjo, It's Good To See You Mate, Diggin' a Hole, Ghost
of Ben Hall, Kelly's Country Kitchen, Outback, No Bids For the Bay, Mustering In Full
Swing, Bushman's Prayer, Along the Road To Nulla Nulla. Released October 1999 for
$29.25 on CD and $20.00 on tape.
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There are a couple of excellent songwriter compilations too, "Slim Sings Joy McKean"
(14 classics) and "Slim Sings Stan Coster",
likewise, each at just $14.95. There's a fine 2CD collection of Slim's performances of "Henry Lawson and Banjo
Patterson" lyrics for a good value $19.95 price tag.
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