Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Sundowners "Colonial Classics" 1981

The Sundowners were founded in 1977, its members being Tony Hunt, Peter Keown, Bob Hugo, Dave Isom and Mick Slocum.  "Colonial Classics", released by Hammard in 1981, was their first album release. The LP was subsequently re-released on CD and most of the tracks have appeared in bush ballad compilations all of which have been unavailable for some time now.  The LP has been faithfully re-constructed using 12 track re-issues and 5 rips from the original LP.  Lively performances from five competent performers, three of whom were previously part of The Bushwackers.
Tracks are Waltzing Matilda, 1000 Miles Away, Cash & Co (instrumental), Drovers Dream, The Overlanders, Botany Bay, a medley of Black Velvet Band and Wild Rover, With me Swag all on me Shoulder, South Australia, Click go the Shears, Ryebuck Shearer, Flash Jack from Gundagai, Wild Colonial Boy, Travellin' down the Castlereagh, a medley of Along the Road to Gundagai; Where the Dog sits on the Tuckerbox and Yarrawonga, and Lachlan Tigers.

Download with Graphics
Download has now been cancelled because Mick Slocum has advised that he still has copies of the album for sale. He can be contacted at Full details available from


  1. My thanks Paul the Stockman - excellent.
    m - Canada

  2. G'day, many old favourites there. Well done and thank you.

  3. i have this record too, bought it in melbourne.

  4. great lp. My father bught this tape in 1980 in Melbourne. I'm very happy. Many thanks. Piotr from Cracov

  5. I used to have this as a cassette and have lost it in a fire. I really would love to get it again - as a CD or MP3. Does anyone know where I can get it ?

    1. Greetings, I have a few CD copies left and can be contacted on regards, Mick

  6. Why don't you try left clicking on the highlighted "download with graphics" bit at the bottom of the posting. Or if you did that, you have downloaded a compressed file which needs to be decompressed and then you will get the individual MP3 files and the graphics all in a folder (we all do albums this way!). WinRAR and WinZip are two good commercial products for compression/decompression but you can download 7-zip for free and that will do the job very nicely. Install it and then when you click on the downloaded file, 7-zip will do the compression - all you might want to do is specified where you want it decompressed to.

  7. Downloaded this one and love it. I'd love to see more from this band.

  8. The Sundowners have 2 further CD's...."Bush Tracks" & "Early Light", both feature original compositons in the Bush spirit. Best to contact the legendary Michael Slocum to purchase a cd. Email as above....