Right back to the start - we're rapt to be the custodians of this very important recording, digitising and preserving it for ever more!
The Bushwackers and Bullockies Bush Band first went into the studio in 1973 and these tracks represent the first music recorded in a professional recording studio by the band.
Folk singer/ Radio Presenter Dennis Gibbons arranged for the band to do some recording at Armstrong Studios South Melbourne, Australia, giving them, and trainee recording engineer Ross Cockle some experience in the studio, after hours during 1973.
This CD is taken from a cassette recording which is all that is known to survive from that time.
The band consisted of:
Dave Isom Guitar, 5 String Banjo, vocals
Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky Bush Bass, Bones,
Bert Kahanoff Lagerphone, vocals
Mick Slocum Button accordion,
Anglo Concertina, vocals
Davey Kidd (David Kidron) Fiddle, mandolin
Chris Wendt Guest Artist, 5 String Banjo Track 6
All arrangements by the Bushwackers and Bullockies Bush Band.
Original Sound Engineer, Ross Cockle
Re-mastered by Mark Woods
Original photography by Diane Harris.
CD is also available featuring an 8 page booklet with artwork by Gail McManus.