RareCollections: Horst Liepolt and Modern Jazz in 1950s...10/28/14
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.
RareCollections: the versatile sax of Ted White
An accidental discovery started the teenage White on a journey from the UK to Melbourne
RareCollections: Railroad Gin
Anyone with an interest in rock music in Queensland in the early 70s will almost certainly be familiar with Railroad Gin.
RareCollections: The Many Sides of Sven Libaek
From Oslo to Australia, Sven Libaek's journey was anything but conventional
RareCollections: Ronnie Charles: The Art of Prestidigitation
Prestidigitation, for those who don't already know, is the art of performing magic tricks using sleight of hand; it's also a largely forgotten album from the former lead singer with 60s band The Groop.
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