RareCollections: Memories Of Home - Carinia Records02/17/15
In 1952 Polish refugees, Michael and Nathalie Kulakowski, started a record label so that communities of displaced Europeans could access the music, and through it the memories, of their homeland on the other side of the world.
RareCollections: Judy Cannon
Judy Cannon was part of the seismic transitions in the music business that began in the late '50s and continued into the '60s.
RareCollections: Collector Ashley Anderson (Katalyst)
When Ashley Anderson was a kid his step dad, who sold top end hi-fi sound systems, told him to forget about CD's and buy vinyl.
RareCollections: Horst Liepolt's 44 Records, and Australian Jazz in the...
Jazz promoter Horst Liepolt was well know in Australian Jazz circles in the 60s and 70s. Here's part two of RareCollections look back.
RareCollections: Horst Liepolt and Modern Jazz in 1950s Melbourne
The moment Horst Liepolt heard a recording of Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five play Savoy Blues in 1944 he was hooked on Jazz.
RareCollections: Olive and Eva
Olive and Eva were two young women whose harmonies warmed many a heart that heard them and whose 1956 recordings became the first commercially available discs released by an all indigenous act. They're not household names but they should be. Their...
RareCollections: Holding a Candle to Steve Warner
It took almost three years from start to finish but Steve Warner's self-titled album was worth the wait
RareCollections: Rex All Australian Hit Parade
RareCollections recently picked the All Australian Hit Parade album on the Rex label. It led us to really interesting stories about acts who played in the early days of rock and pop music
RareCollections: Punk Archivist John Billington
John Billington has been collecting Australian punk records since he saw Radio Birdman play live for the first time in 1976.
RareCollections: Markeeta Little Wolf - Sunbird
In the 1950s, a native-American wrestler named Big Chief Little Wolf won over Australian audiences with his kind heart and memorable moves on the mat. Two decades later his daughter, Markeeta, won crowds over with her big voice and beautiful clothes.
RareCollections: Les Welch A Jazz, Blues and Boogie Woogie Pioneer
He's not remembered often these days but when jazz was king in the late 40s and early 50s Les Welch was one of the most popular performers around Australia
RareCollections: John Vallins
John Vallins has written and recorded hits for TinTin, Johnny Mathis, African Magic Combo and Acker Bilk
Rare Collections: James Pianta, Inner Melbourne Custom Pressings
The next in our series looking at some of the amazing record collections out there, featuring James Pianta
Rare Collections: Ash Wednesday, Synth-Pop Pioneer
Some fresh, catchy and highly creative music was produced by Ash Wednesday as the 70s rolled into the 80s
RareCollections: Remembering Kathleen McCormack and Eula Parker
Two careers that were long, very successful and haven't received the attention they deserve
RareCollections: Across The Border with Peter Campbell
Peter Campbell was a favourite on both the secular and catholic coffee house circuit in the early 70s.
RareCollections: Jazz From The Shelves of Roger Beilby
Roger Beilby is the next in our regular series speaking with some of the vinyl collectors who have been filling shelves, or crates, for years.
RareCollections: The Duo Moreno Combo
There aren't many Australian bands that can say they recorded 15 albums over a career spanning more than 25 years.
RareCollections: The Soul Of Little Sammy Pt 2 (The European Years)
Little Sammy Gaha left Australia towards the end of the 60s because he struggled to find an audience for his soulful sound. He quickly found plenty of appreciative ears overseas and began cutting the first of eight hit records in Europe
RareCollections: The soul of Little Sammy, Pt 1
Singing at Mick Jagger's wedding, being personal assistant to Keith Richards and being amongst the first acts to ever perform at the Opera House are just a few of the highlights in the amazing career of Little Sammy Gaha.
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