On My Selection
with Chums old and new.
LARRIKIN RECORDS LRF 017 1977
Co-produced Larrikin & Bronzewing
(At that time I wrote) The writers of the songs were all alive, living or having lived in Australia. I have included these songs in my singing over the last decade or so and although one or two owe their inspiration to other shores it is in Australia that they first circulated among singers. Some seem distinctive 'ours' and give the hope that the media and commercialism, on one hand, an (even if it is great) British Traditionalism on the other can't win every heart and mind (and voice), and that we can take the influence of both and weave them into a poetic and musical fabric of our own, along with the Bush tradition that Steele Rudd's characters knew so well. I asked British born Andy Saunders to sing two of the British based songs.