Friday, June 3, 2016
I have no ideas who the members of "Southern Cross" were and any detail will be very welcome. The album title "The Berlin Tapes" is somewhat intriguing as well.
I do love the artwork - it's so delightfully primitive and quite befitting a limited issue folk music album.
Whoever they were, they are definitely enthusiastic performers in the folk tradition. The standard of recording is fairly basic but the tape was otherwise relatively glitch-free. It is well worth a listen and provides a bit of variety over the top 20 Australian bush traditionals.
Tracklist (with spelling corrections)
1. Beneath the Southern Cross (Louis McManus)
2. Waltzing Matilda
3. South Australia
4. and the Band played Waltzing Matilda (Eric Bogle)
5. Lazy Harry's
6. The Laxey Wheel (Stuart Slack) (An Isle of Man feature).
7. Lachlan Tigers
8. Banks of the Condamine (shearer version)
9. The Ryebuck Shearer
10. The Writing of "Tipperary" (Bill Caddick)
11. (Farewell to) Carlingford (Tommy Makem)
Go to downloading by clicking here. It is one 50Mb file that needs to be decompressed before attempting to play the individual tracks. MP3 224-256 VBR.
Email me at email@example.com if file is no longer available for download and I will upload it again.