July 6, 2009
IS BACK - All the songs about that pesky eight legged REDBACK are
now released together for the first time.
Music announces the release of Slim
Newton –Redback, a 20 song collection of comedy songs recorded by Slim
Newton for the Hadley label in the 70s
and 80s. Included here are all five songs written and recorded by Slim that make
up his Redback saga – and there are
two bonus tracks featuring Redback
answer songs recorded on Hadley by Bob Bushby and Ron Shegog.
The original Redback
on the Toilet Seat was a major pop hit in 1972, selling over 100,000
units, earning 3 gold records, no platinum awards then, and winning the Golden
Guitar for the top selling track at the very first Tamworth Country Music
Awards. Following the success of Redback
Slim went on to record six albums for Hadley,
developing the Redback into a saga
with “There are False Teeth in the
Toilet Where the Redback Used to Be”, “Redback’s
Defeat”, “Fate of Redback”
and “The Death of Redback”
appearing over the next few years. A
picture book of the “Redback on the
Toilet Seat” featuring the words of Slim’s song with illustrations by
Craig Smith was published in 2008.
Slim Newton had his greatest success with his
novelty songs, but also wrote and recorded a lot of serious material on his
albums. Several of his songs have also been recorded by others over the years.
Now in his late 70s, Slim has continued to record and perform regularly
since he moved from Western Australia to Tamworth at the beginning of the
19770s. He was 39 when he recorded the Redback
and has now probably performed it over 4,000 times since.
In 2009 Slim Newton achieved Country Music’s
highest honour – elevation to the Australian Country Music Roll of Renown.
A CLASSIC COLLECTION OF DENIESE MORRISON HITS
Morrison No Charge
Music announces the introduction of a premium series
of titles under the “Classic Collection”
banner showcasing the music of a number of Australia’s best loved hit
makers. The first album in the series is DENIESE
MORRISON – NO CHARGE – a 14 track all label compilation of the favourite
tracks by one of the leading Australian artists in the 1980s.
During that time Deniese won three Female
Vocalist Golden Guitars at the renowned annual Country Music Awards in Tamworth
for “Now I’m Easy” (1987) “Battle Hymn of Love” (1989) and “You’ve
Gotta Learn to Dance” (1990). These standout hits are included in this remastered collection
of tracks that cover the first 20 years of Deniese’s career, between 1974 and
Deniese Morrison is a Tamworth local, who
developed her love of performing with the Tamworth country music club (CCMA). When
the Golden Guitar Awards began in 1973, Ron Tudor, the head of the major label
Fable (John Williamson, Hawking Brothers, Johnny Chester) asked if there was a
Tamworth local worthy of consideration for a recording contract. Deniese’s
name was put forward, and in 1974
her first Fable track “No Charge” was released and headed up the
Along with her successful recording career
Deniese toured extensively for over 20 years (including national tours with
fifteen international acts like Gene Pitney, Tom T Hall, Conway Twitty, Dick
Emery and Frank Ifield). She appeared at many major events and hosted country music’s
gala night – the Golden Guitar Awards in Tamworth three times.
Today, Deniese is again based in her home town, Tamworth, still
performing and providing stagecraft training to aspiring performers through her
Morrison – No Charge is the first release in
Bellbird Music’s Classic Collection,
and available at good music sellers Australia wide.
Music online catalogue at The Country Music Store
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