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Author Walker, Clinton, 1957-

Title Buried country : the story of Aboriginal country music / Clinton Walker
Edition Expanded and completely revised edition
Published Sydney : Pluto Press, 2000


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Description 323 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
regular print
Summary It was country music that first gave Aboriginal people a voice in modern Australia, long before it was commonplace for Aboriginal dance companies to tour the world or for Central Desert 'dot paintings' to sell for astronomical sums. Though black skin and country music might seem an unlikely pairing, Aboriginal country music has a long and rich tradition, from 1950s pioneers such as Jimmy Little, Lionel Rose, the Country Outcasts, and Auriel Andrew to Vic Simms, Roger Knox, and Troy Cassar-Daley. Telling black stories in a way white folks could understand as well, country music was not only a salve for its own dispossessed people, it offered common ground in a divided land and the possibility of grassroots reconciliation. Packed with rare photographs and memorabilia and including a detailed discography, 'Buried country' offers a fascinating account of the growth of this vital force in Aboriginal culture and its role in changing Australian society
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 309-315
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Music -- History and criticism.
Aboriginal Australians -- 20th century -- Music.
Aboriginal Australians -- Music.
Aboriginal Australians -- Music -- Discography.
Aboriginal Australians.
Country music -- Australia -- History and criticism.
Country music -- Australia.
Country musicians -- Australia -- Biography.
Country musicians -- Australia -- Interviews.
Genre/Form Music.
Author Nehl, Andy
Walker, Clinton, 1957-
Film Australia (Organization)
LC no. 00343285
ISBN 1864031522
Other Titles Story of Aboriginal country music
Buried country