[Sound recording] Sing us a song of Australia

Accession Number AWM2018.404.80
Collection type Sound
Measurement 4 min 11 sec
Object type Digital audio file
Physical description wave
Maker Hicks, Alan
Latham, Chris
Wilson, Christina
Wilson, Christina
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, North Shore, Narremburn
Date made 2018
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright

Copying Provisions Recording provided for personal, non-commercial and commemorative use. Permission from copyright holder must be sought for commercial use.
Source credit to Latham, Chris

Recording of the song titled, 'Sing us a song of Australia', created as part of the Music and the First World War project. Music and lyrics written by Charles Ridgeway. Produced by Chris Latham, with Christina Wilson as vocalist and Alan Hicks on piano.

Chris Latham, producer of this recording, notes: 'This is a well-made song that is very straight and predictable. It is representative of the Music Hall style and is very sunny with a nice tune. A female singer was selected for the recording because the original performer of the song was also female. It is a nostalgic song with the coo-ee adding a very strong cultural element. The song pulls on the heart-strings and it is nice to hear something Australian.'

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