Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Shirley Jacobs "A Voice from the City" Henry Lawson Tribute Album LP 1972

Shirley Jacobs (1927-2015) released this album in 1972 sub-titled  "Henry Lawson (1867-1922).
Henry Lawson was one of the two most prominent bush poets - the other, of course, was A.B. "Banjo" Paterson. He was also a great short story writer e.g. "The Loaded Dog" and "The Drover's Wife".

The album features musical arrangements of both better and lesser known Lawson poems with perhaps a preference for the more personal and romantic poems.

One of our visitors provided me with a copy made from his LP earlier this year. The included graphics were from an earlier offering. Many thanks to the two of you. It seems to be very hard to get good copies of Shirley Jacobs albums - presumably because their owners often played them. There are still a few glitches in the edited tracks but most will enjoy them.

1. The Bar
2. The Sliprails and the Spur
3. The Route March
4. A Voice from the City
5. The Wattle
6. To Hannah
7. Gypsy Too
8. Scots of the Riverina
9. The Fight at the Eureka Stockade
10. On the Night Train

Download FLAC version from here - 132MB
Download MP3 224-256 VBR MP3 version here - 38MB.
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  1. Thanks very much!

  2. A much underrated album. 'The Bar' and 'On The Night Train' are music gold. Deceptively simple arrangements sung well. But memorable and soulful. Got the album but couldn't find a CD or on iTunes. Thank you.