Sunday, July 3, 2022

VA - Long Gone Whistle, The Songs of Maurice Frawley [2010] (3 x CD's)

 

MAURICE FRAWLEY TRIBUTE (R.I.P)

VA - Long Gone Whistle, The Songs of Maurice Frawley [2010] (3 x CD's)

Great songs live forever. Whether you write 'em, sing 'em, or just love the stories they tell and the way they make you feel, make no mistake - the great ones will survive the blessed lot of us. Maurice Frawley left scores behind when he departed this world, after a short fight with cancer, in May 2009. To some folks - Paul Kelly, Charlie Owen, Tex Perkins, Tim Rogers, Mick Thomas and Don Walker for instance, plenty were already classics. For the rest of us, Long Gone Whistle is a gift we never heard coming. This triple CD set features original performances by Maurice Frawley, plus new interpretations of his songs by Adalita, Chrissie Amphlett, Sarah Blasko, Clare Bowditch, Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson, Drones, Renee Geyer, Paul Kelly, the Charlie Owen & Chrissie Amphlett, Panics, Tex Perkins, Luke & Katy Steele, Dan Sultan, and many more. Many of these singers - like most of the rest of US - never had the good fortune of knowing Maurice Frawley. But his songs came from a place that we all share, both geographically and emotionally. (Amazon)

It has the poetic sense of Bob Dylan or even, at times, Woody Guthrie. It's real and its life in regional places, it's human relationships and the heartaches and joys that are to be truly human and in touch with oneself. Especially in 'Lonesome', the local rhyming slang is beautifully quaint and almost makes you pull a twisted smile knowing it will be lost on most international listeners. This adds to the sense of nationalistic pride, like a code to remind the listener that some of our local product is as high quality as any produces anywhere in the world. When Adalita covers this song, it is done beautifully, there is no doubt Mr. Frawley would have been impressed. With his beautiful writing capturing that sense of rural town so beautifully and her awesome rendition it is like the blending of Dylan, P J Harvey, some of Leonard Cohen's wordsmanship all rolled together. 

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Track lists


CD1

01 Luke Steele & Katy Steele Good Things 4:36

02 Tex Perkins & Working Class Ringos Harness Down 3:15

03 Paul Kelly & Large Number 12s (feat. Jimmy Williams) When I Lay Down With You 3:22

04 Adalita Lonesome 5:19

05 Tim Rogers & Billy Miller Old Folks 4:09

06 Chrissy Amphlett & Charlie Owen Happy Home 3:58

07 Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson Hold On 2:56

08 Frawleys & Friends Bush Cadillac 3:26

09 Dan Brodie & Tom Carlyon Roll Me 4:30

10 Sarah Blasko Sarah Belle 5:25


CD2

01 Megan Washington Given Everything 4:23

02 Clare Bowditch & Henry Wagons Farmer's Song 3:11

03 Don Walker & Working Class Ringos Goodnight Matron, Hello Jesus 3:50

04 Drones Long Gone Whistle 5:09

05 Dan Kelly Cool Water 2:29

06 Renée Geyer & Spencer P. Jones You I Want 4:12

07 Mick Thomas Let Nobody Be Your Daddy 3:08

08 Kill Devil Hills Bad Wine and Women 3:50

09 Billy Pommer Jr. Jesus On The Mainland 3:04

10 Dan Sultan Band Queen Stone 3:09

11 Panics No More Tears 3:14


CD3 The Originals

01 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Cool Water 3:07

02 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Happy Home 3:38

03 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Old Folks 3:28

04 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Hold On 2:53

05 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Farmer's Song 3:13

06 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos You I Want 3:56

07 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Bad Wine and Women 4:08

08 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Roll Me 3:25

09 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Let Nobody Be Your Daddy 4:20

10 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Queen Stone 2:48

11 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Goodnight Matron, Hello Jesus 3:29

12 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Harness Down 3:23

13 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Long Gone Whistle 3:59

14 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Given Everything 4:03

15 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos When I Lay Down With Yo 3:33

16 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Jesus On The Mainland 3:06

17 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Bush Cadillac 4:01

18 Maurice Frawley & The Yard Hands Lonesome 4:10

19 Maurice Frawley & The Yard Hands Sarah Belle 4:36

20 Maurice Frawley & The Yard Hands Good Things 3:53

21 Maurice Frawley & The Yard Hands No More Tears 3:19

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2 comments:

  1. Not known to me but some really nice tunes in here. Thanks for sharing Butterboy!

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    1. Thanks for commenting Little Bill.
      These are really great songs that many will not know but should.
      I am glad to hear that you found some new songs to listen to.
      Cheers.

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