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Oz Radio - History of Wattle Records

Sandra in Sydney 26 Jul 04 - 09:30 AM
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Subject: Oz Radio - History of Wattle Records
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 26 Jul 04 - 09:30 AM

ABC Radio's Social History Program 'Hindsight' yesterday told the story of Wattle Records (1955-1963). The story is repeated 1pm Thursday and is also available on their website as audio.   

Program summary, photos & audio link on this page.
www.abc.net.au/rn/history/hindsight/stories/s1157792                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                              
                                                                               Summary -
Wattle was unique in many respects, it was the first Australian record label to have a major hit record on the Australian record charts; the first to make dramatised and animated films of bush ballads; the first to commercially release recordings of didgeridoo playing and Aboriginal traditional songs; the first to invent and use a portable recording desk and a synchronised film and audio tape machine and the first to have Australian bush music played on television - on ABCTV.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                              
                                                                              
Guests on this program:                                                      
                                                                                                                                                               
      Peter Hamilton                                                            
      Founder of Wattle Records                                                
                                                                                                                                                               
      Edgar Waters                                                            
      Founder of Wattle Records                                                   
                                                                                                                                                               
      Alex Hood                                                               
      Member of The Bushwhackers Band                                          
                                                                                                                                                               
      Jim Staples                                                               
      Retired Judge and Wattle Records Fan                                                                                                                     
                                                                              
      Norma Disher                                                            
      Film Assistant for Wattle                                                
                                                                                                                                                               
      Glenn Hamilton                                                            
      Wattle Publicist                                                         
                                                                                                                                                               

sandra


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Subject: RE: Oz Radio - History of Wattle Records
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 26 Jul 04 - 11:31 PM

G'day Sandra,

That URL should have .htm on the end.


Here's a blicky: Wattle Records Doco

I'll have to sneak in, late at night, when my loose string and tin can ISP is not so overworked!

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Oz Radio - History of Wattle Records
From: Billy the Bus
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 12:34 AM

Bob - keep the string tight from one tin can t'other if you want to hear anything!!!!

Cheers - Sam


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Subject: RE: Oz Radio - History of Wattle Records
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 12:57 AM

G'day Sam (BtB),

I was suggesting that my limp excuse for an ISP keeps losing the string at their end! I get a few sentences into an e-mail ... then notice the mouse cursor give a few spamodic movements ... and freeze up ... and I know the ISP has disconnected itself. Actually, it seems to hang in fairly well, as long as I'm off into the wider realms of the web - but, as soon as I ask the ISP to actually do something ... like handle e-mail - access my time of usage / charges page - update preferences ... Goodbye!

I prefer not to change an address that is used by a lot of contacts - so I'll probably sign up with their 256k ADSL plan - but I hope they run that better than their dial-up service.

Regards,

Bob


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Subject: RE: Oz Radio - History of Wattle Records
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 05:54 AM

Wattle Records!

Gee Sandra, wattle you come up with next?


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Subject: RE: Oz Radio - History of Wattle Records
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:13 AM

Bob, thanks for making the blicky. I hope your ISP pays YOU for the privilege of using their cans & piece of string.

Robin - a pun is it's own reword.

hey, I wonder why google has placed an ad for Pete Seeger MP3s below this page?

Now I use Mozilla I can see the ads & saw a beaut one below the thread about Kendall's music.

sandra


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Subject: RE: Oz Radio - History of Wattle Records
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:24 AM

Did you know that a wattle is part of a coxcomb?

Waddle I do now?


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Subject: RE: Oz Radio - History of Wattle Records
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:55 AM

if I ignore you, will you go away & listen to the show?


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Subject: RE: Oz Radio - History of Wattle Records
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:11 PM

I'm just a fool - waddle I do?

Ducks for cover...


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Subject: RE: Oz Radio - History of Wattle Records
From: johnross
Date: 22 Aug 06 - 10:57 PM

I will grab this dormant topic rather than creating a new one for this query:

Can anybody point me to a discography or "labelography" for Wattle Records?


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Subject: RE: Oz Radio - History of Wattle Records
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 23 Aug 06 - 05:11 AM

G'day johnross,

Since the stdio tapes and other records (and recordings!) have been lodge with the National Library of Australia's sound or music division for a couple of years now - I would expect they would have some details up on the web by now.

(I should go and see for myself ...)

Oh ... and there is a working link (the infamous "blicky") to another short history - some 8 posts up above at:
Subject: RE: Oz Radio - History of Wattle Records
From: Bob Bolton - PM
Date: 26 Jul 04 - 11:31 PM


Regards,

Bob


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Subject: RE: Oz Radio - History of Wattle Records
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 24 Aug 06 - 04:12 AM

G'day (again) johnross,

Did you try the link... ?

Did it give you enough info... ?

Do need to research the National Library of Australia... ?

Regards,

Bob


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Subject: RE: Oz Radio - History of Wattle Records
From: johnross
Date: 24 Aug 06 - 10:52 PM

The ABC web page about that radio documentary is indeed useful -- thank you. But what I want is a more or less complete list of releases on the Wattle label. Even better would be a list of releases with track lists for all the LPs.

It appears that Wattle licensed some titles from some foreign labels, but I don't know the details. When I have the time, I will send a query to the National Library of Australia.

Wattle issued several LPs by people who were closely identified with Topic Records in England (Ewan MacColl, Bert Lloyd, John Cole, Peggy Seeger and maybe some others). I would like to learn if those were recorded specifically for Wattle, or if they were licensed from Topic.


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Subject: RE: Oz Radio - History of Wattle Records
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 25 Aug 06 - 08:46 AM

G'day johnross,

I couldn't see any direct reference to the lodgement - or access to - Peter Hamilton material on Wattle Records. Robyn Holmes is head of the Music Department, but I presume this would be lodged with the Oral History Unit ... and my main contact has just retired - and I haven't picked up new contacts.

A direct enquiry might get you through to whoever handles the material. I have some details on the Australian-recorded material that is my main interest - but most of the overseas material came from other labels, such as Topic. I think Bert Lloyd (and some of the others you mention) may have had direct contact with Peter Hamilton but his LP was not recorded here.

Regards,

Bob


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Subject: RE: Oz Radio - History of Wattle Records
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 25 Aug 06 - 08:57 AM

G'day again johnross,

I should also have mentioned that I found some details of Wattle Records material (papers) lodged by Peter Hamilton directly with Australian folklorist / record producer Warren Fahey:

Warren Fahey - Wattle Records papers


Direct contact with Warren - by 'phone or email - might get you the best path for your enquiries ... in the least time. If anyone knows the ins and outs of the Canberra scene and the National Library ... it's Warren!

Regards,

Bob


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Subject: RE: Oz Radio - History of Wattle Records
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 03 May 15 - 08:33 AM

naturally Bob's link is dead after all these years - so here's the new link of the Wattle papers Warren gave to the National Library.

and here's the List of Wattle Records and Films published by occasional Mudcatter Mark Gregory on his Australian Folk Songs website which I found when I searched for info on B1 - Australian Bush Songs as I have a booklet from this record

sandra


A Series 78s
A1 The Bushwhackers The Drover's Dream / The Bullockies' Ball
A2 The Bushwhackers Travelling Down the Castlereagh / Australia's on the Wallaby
A3 The Bushwhackers Old Bullock Dray / Nine Miles from Gundagai
A4 The Bushwhackers Give a Fair Go / Rabbiter (not issued?)
A5 The Bushwhackers Botany Bay / Click Go the Shears
A6 Patrick Galvin Kelly the Boy from Killane / The Tricolour Ribbon
A7 Barbara Lisyak The Old Woman and the Piggy / Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
A8 Barbara Lisyak The Seven Joys of Mary / The Coventry Girl
A9 Ewan MacColl Jim Jones at Botany Bay / Black Velvet Band
A10 A L Lloyd Euabalong Ball / Lime-Juice Tub
A11 The Bushwhackers Black Velvet Band / The Hut That's Upside-Down
A12 Ewan MacColl Poor Paddy Works on the Railway / The Factory Girl
A13 Ewan MacColl The Coal Owner and the Pitman's Wife / Cosher Bailey's Engine
A14 Beth Schurr Christ Was Born in Bethlehem / The Holly Bears a Berry
A15 Beth Schurr The Green Bushes / If I Were a Blackbird
A16 John Greenway The Cat Came Back / Tying a Knot in the Devil's Tail
A17 The Rambleers Waltzing Matilda / The Shearer's Dream

B Series 7" 33rpm EPs
B1 The Bushwhackers Australian Bush Songs
B2 MacColl & Lloyd Convicts and Currency Lasses
B3 Bill Scott & Stan Arthur Billygoat Overland
B4 The Rambleers Waltzing Matilda
B5 Dougie Young The Land Where the Crow Flies Backwards

C Series 10" LPs
C1 John Greenway Workin' on a Buildin'
C2 John Greenway American Songs of Protest
C3 [Patrick Galvin Irish Songs of Resistance – not issued?]
C4 A L Lloyd Banks of the Condamine
C5 MacColl & Lloyd Singing Sailors
C6 MacColl & Lloyd Shanties and Foc'sle Songs
C7 Australian Traditional Singers and Musicians (Archive Series No 1)
C8 The Rambleers The Old Bark Hut
C9 Bandicoots & Moreton Bay Bushwhackers Songs from Queensland

D Series 12" LPs
D1 A L Lloyd Across the Western Plains
D2 Music of New Guinea (Archive Series No 2)
D3 The Fossickers Australian Goldrush Songs
D4 The Art of the Didjeridu
D5 Arnhem Land Popular Classics

E Series 7" 45rpm singles
E1 Bushwhackers Drover's Dream/Bullockies Ball
E2 The Rambleers Michael Row the Boat Ashore/Children Go Where I Send Thee

F Series 12" LPs
F1 Traditional Singers and Musicians in Victoria

Wattle Films
Wattle Ballad Series No. 1 Old Black Billy The Rambleers 1961
Wattle Ballad Series No. 2 The Gold Diggers Ted Dunn, Arthur Greig and Jim Mills 1961
Wattle Ballad Series No. 3 Reedy River The Rambleers 1961
Wattle Ballad Series No. 4 The Old Bullock Dray The Bushwhackers 1961
Wattle Ballad Series No. 5 Click Go the Shears The Rambleers 1961


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