Monday, April 30, 2018

VA "The Snowy River Men" - Songs of Kevin Baker LP 1982

This album features songs written by Kevin Baker. The tracks are sung by Kevin Baker, his wife Beth Baker, or John Broomhall (as listed below). The album was produced with the assistance of the Wollongong Folk Society.

Kevin and Beth Baker have both featured before in this blog. Kevin's songs can generally be viewed as having protest and chronicler themes in the Australian battler tradition. "Death of a Lark", however, deals with Bobby Sands and the Irish troubles.

This rip and encoding has been generously provided by one of our visitors. Thank you very much. There are a couple of minor glitches which do not intrude badly.

1. Shame, Shame, Shame - John Broomhall
2. Kogarah Bay - Beth Baker
3. The Orang-Outang that leaned to the left - Kevin Baker
4. Woman on the Land - Beth Baker
5. The Snowy River Men - Kevin Baker
6. The Night that Vis went Down - John Broomhall
7. Young People - Beth Baker
8. Dole Office Door - Kevin Baker
9. Water and Earth - Beth Baker
10. Death of a Lark - John Broomhall.

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  1. Incredible collection of (completely unknown to me) songs - I'm listening and enjoying every second!
    Thanks a million!

  2. Thanks a lot for this great record, glad to see you back!

  3. great to have you back and this is a fine album

  4. Great addition Paul. Thanks for this. I have only known the title track previously, but it's a song I consider to be excellent.