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Songs of Don Henderson: Double CD

mark gregory 15 Dec 09 - 02:38 AM
mark gregory 16 Dec 09 - 01:13 AM
Sandra in Sydney 16 Dec 09 - 07:37 AM
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Sandra in Sydney 17 Dec 09 - 01:26 AM
mark gregory 17 Dec 09 - 06:31 AM
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Subject: Songs of Don Henderson: Double CD
From: mark gregory
Date: 15 Dec 09 - 02:38 AM

In April 2006 the Don Henderson Project was conceived after the roaring success of 'The Songs of Chris Kempster' double CD at the National Folk Festival in Canberra.

A year later in April 2007 the Don Henderson Project was launched at the National Folk Festival with the mission to raise interest and finance to produce a CD of Don's songs.

The interest was there and the finance came in the form of sponsorship from Don's friends, those who sang and recorded his songs, unions, folk festivals, community organisations, folk federations and folk clubs.

The result is a double CD with 40 songs, one CD of Don singing and the second of others singing his songs:
Declan Affley, Alex Hood, Gary Shearston, Ann Bermingham, Dave de Hugard, Bill Berry, Danny Spooner, Helen Rowe, Griff Bignell, Geoff Wills, Terry Hannagan, Annette Hood, Mark Gregory, Craig McGregor, Sally Henderson and Tommy Leonard

The tracks for 'The Songs of Don Henderson' have come from a variety of sources, recordings dating between 1965 and 2007.

Among them are studio, concert and home recordings on every medium from reel-to-reel tape, LPs, cassette tape to digital recordings, restored where necessary to the best quality achievable without losing the original atmosphere.

'The Songs of Don Henderson' is released today through Shoestring Records [SR 81]

CD launch
28 December at the
Woodford Folk Festival

The Don Henderson Project is established under the auspices of the Queensland Folk Federation

see http://www.shoestringrecords.tv/
and http://donhenderson.com.au/


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Subject: RE: Songs of Don Henderson: Double CD
From: mark gregory
Date: 16 Dec 09 - 01:13 AM

Mike Ball has written an interesting review of the CD

see http://donhenderson.com.au/cdreview01.html


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Subject: RE: Songs of Don Henderson: Double CD
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 16 Dec 09 - 07:37 AM

Mark, I can't find it on Shoestring - nor can I find it using Google site search - "don henderson" site:shoestringrecords.tv -

I know it exists - I'm looking at one of the copies you sent to BMC, but ...

sandra


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Subject: RE: Songs of Don Henderson: Double CD
From: mark gregory
Date: 16 Dec 09 - 09:39 PM

yes it has not got itself onto Shoestring website yet, however it is available from record shops ... just enquire for "The Songs Of Don Henderson" and mention Shoestring Records and they'll find it for you in their database

you can also order the Double CD for AUD $29.95 using PayPal from the Don Henderson Project website at

http://donhenderson.com.au/buycd.html

The CD is being launched on Monday 28 December:-

Flames of Discontent – A Don Henderson Tribute
Woodford Folk Festival
Concert Stage
Monday 28 December
9pm – 10pm

MC: Sandy McCutcheon
with
Bernard Carney, Liz Frencham, Martin Pearson, John Thompson, Nicole Murray, Jeannie Lewis, Noel Gardner, John Schumann, Hugh McDonald, Alex and Annette Hood


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Subject: RE: Songs of Don Henderson: Double CD
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 01:26 AM

ta

is the launch concert being repeated at The National (she sez. hopefully) - wot a line up.

I'll never get to Woodford - tropical weather is not my scene, tho Martin did tell me how to survive Woodford - get an air conditioned hotel room, come out at night - stay out all night - return to room for day.

sandra


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Subject: RE: Songs of Don Henderson: Double CD
From: mark gregory
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 06:31 AM

There will be a concert/launch at the National next Easter with a different line up I expect ... depends partly on who has already been selected for the National and who can afford to be there under their own steam. (not to mention public insurance requirements)

Will certainly let people know as soon as the line up is sorted out! via email, the Don Henderson Project website, this forum thread (and pigeon post if it still exists!)

mark


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Subject: RE: Songs of Don Henderson: Double CD
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 06:10 AM

CD review by John & Dale Dengate


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Subject: RE: Songs of Don Henderson: Double CD
From: Vic Smith
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 07:18 AM

Don lived in Sussex for a while about 35-40 years ago and used to come up to our club at the Lewes Arms on Saturday nights. One evening, he came and sang "Put A Light In Every Country Window" and the guest singer that week was Martyn Wyndham-Read. Martyn loved the song and got the words from Don then and there. Martyn sang the song extensively at his gigs for quite a while after that and it certainly contributed to getting Don's name better known in the UK.
Just for a bit of continuity.... Martyn was our folk club guest again just last week.....


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Subject: RE: Songs of Don Henderson: Double CD
From: GUEST,Mark Gregory
Date: 05 Jun 10 - 03:35 AM

In today's Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum

Bruce Elder Review

Folk
The Songs of Don Henderson
(Shoestring)
***
In the hierarchy of Australian folk, Don Henderson is an iconic figure
who, although he died in 1991, is considered by many as the closest
this country ever came to producing a singer-songwriter of the calibre
of Woody Guthrie.

The reason is simple. Henderson was no great craftsman. He didn't have
a great voice and wasn't a particularly good guitar player. But he did
write a substantial body of "news" and contemporary "social
commentary" songs.

Think of the wry and Guthrie - like talking blues of Talking Mt lsa,
about the miners' strike. Or the melancholy Westgate Bridge Disaster,
a swingeing attack on the incompetence that led to the collapse of the
infamous bridge. He never deviated from his passionate support for
unionism, anti-war activism and belief in the decency of manual
labour.

Recently, a disparate group of left-wing organisations and individuals
- notably the Queensland Folk Federation, Brisbane Labour History
Association, Illawarra Folk Club, the CFMEU - have worked to preserve
Henderson's legacy.

This double CD, containing 40 songs, comprises 20 original recordings
and 20 of Henderson's songs recorded by such Aussie folk luminaries as
Gary Shearston (Put a Light in Every Country Window), DeclanAffley
(Rake and Rambling Man) and Danny Spooner (It's On).

This is an important piece of Australian folk history. Henderson
deserves to be remembered.


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Subject: RE: Songs of Don Henderson: Double CD
From: mark gregory
Date: 22 Nov 10 - 08:38 PM

The Songs of Don Henderson Double CD is a GIFT for the next four weeks

Special online price of $20.00 includes postage

see http://donhenderson.com.au/

listen http://donhenderson.com.au/tracks.html

cheers

Mark


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