The Bushwackers & Bullockies Bush Band - The Shearer's Dream
CD including 24 page booklet: $25 (incl. postage in Australia).
This is the very first album from Australia’s most famous folk/bush band, The Bushwackers with Dave Isom, guitar & banjo; Mick Slocum, accordion & concertina; Dobe Newton, lagerphone & tin whistle; Tony Hunt, fiddle & banjo; and Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky, bush bass, spoons & bodhran mouth organ. All sing.
Recorded in 1974 and originally issued on vinyl, it’s re-mastered but still retains its original energy and feel. Fourteen tracks, mainly traditional Australian bush songs with Irish instrumentals, it’s up-tempo in true Bushwackers style, but also with recitations and ballads; one, Jim Jones, with melody written by Mick Slocum, was even covered by Bob Dylan.
Both CD and download come with a 24-page booklet of photos, posters, memorabilia and story of the band written by band member Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky and designed by Geoff Hocking.
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