Sounds of Australia Archive

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Sounds of Australia Archive

Postby StevieFan13 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:56 pm

I think we approved the National Recording Registry, so how's this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sounds_of_Australia

Inducted songs (to my knowledge):
- "When Father Papered the Parlour" - Billy Williams (1912)
- "Country Gardens" - Percy Grainger (1919)
- "Waltzing Matilda" - John Collinson and Russell Callow (1926)
- "Along the Road to Gundagai" - Peter Dawson (1931)
- "Life Without Love" - Frank Coughlan’s Trocadero Orchestra (1937)
- "The Aeroplane Jelly Song" - Joy Kelly (1938)
- "Give a Little Credit To Your Dad; Lonesome For You Mother Dear" - Buddy Williams (1939)
- "Argonauts Row" - Harold Williams (1941)
- "The Majestic Fantasy" - Queen's Hall Light Orchestra (1943)
- "Swanston St Shamble"/"Two Day Jag" - Graeme Bell's Dixieland Band (1944)
- "Pastorale" - New Century Orchestra (1949)
- "Maranoa Lullaby" - Harold Blair (1950)
- "A Pub with No Beer" - Slim Dusty (1957)
- "Bye Bye Baby" - Col Joye (1959)
- "She's My Baby" - Johnny O'Keefe (1961)
- "Bombora" - The Atlantics (1962)
- "Royal Telephone" - Jimmy Little (1963)
- "I'll Never Find Another You" - The Seekers (1964)
- "Friday on My Mind" - The Easybeats (1966)
- "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo" - Eric Jupp (1968)
- "The Real Thing" - Russell Morris (1969)
- "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda" - Eric Bogle (1971)
- "Eagle Rock" - Daddy Cool (1971)
- "I Am Woman" - Helen Reddy (1972)
- "Most People I Know (Think That I'm Crazy)" - Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs (1972)
- "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" - AC/DC (1975)
- "(I'm) Stranded"- The Saints (1976)
- "C'mon, Aussie, C'mon" - The Mojo Singers (1978)
- "Khe Sanh" - Cold Chisel (1978)
- "I Still Call Australia Home" - Peter Allen (1980)
- "Boys in Town" - Divinyls (1981)
- "Down Under" - Men at Work (1981)
- "We Have Survived" - No Fixed Address (1981)
- "Great Southern Land" - Icehouse (1982)
- "Power and the Passion" - Midnight Oil (1982)
- "Cattle and Cane" - The Go-Betweens (1983)
- "I Was Only 19 (A Walk in the Light Green)" - Redgum (1983)
- "Jailanguru Pakarnu" - Warumpi Band (1983)
- "Like Wow - Wipeout" - Hoodoo Gurus (1985)
- "Sounds of Then (This is Australia)" - GANGgajang (1985)
- "I Should Be So Lucky" - Kylie Minogue (1987)
- "From Little Things Big Things Grow" - Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody (1991)
- "Treaty" - Yothu Yindi (1991)
- "Alive and Brilliant" - Deborah Conway (1993)
- "LSD" - djhmc (1995)
- "My Island Home" - Christine Anu (1995)
- "Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car" - The Wiggles (1998)
- "The Nosebleed Section" - Hilltop Hoods (2003)

Inducted albums:
Nigel Westlake - Suite for Guitar and Orchestra (1992)
Ros Bandt - Improvisations in Acoustic Chambers (1981)
Dougie Young - The Land Where the Crow Flies Backwards (1964)
The Necks - Aether (2001)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Tender Prey (1988)
Barry Humphries and Dick Bentley - A Track Winding Back (1972)
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Re: Sounds of Australia Archive

Postby Henrik » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:52 pm

Each year, the Australian public nominates new sounds to be added with final selections determined by a panel of industry experts.

It doesn't seem like a popularity has had anything to do with the choices though, so I think it could be included.
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Re: Sounds of Australia Archive

Postby StevieFan13 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:58 pm

Henrik wrote:
Each year, the Australian public nominates new sounds to be added with final selections determined by a panel of industry experts.

It doesn't seem like a popularity has had anything to do with the choices though, so I think it could be included.

Great! Looks like the Wiggles have a spot on the site now.
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Re: Sounds of Australia Archive

Postby StevieFan13 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:00 pm

Also, some odd selections - "It's a Long Way to the Top" wouldn't have been my first choice for a significant AC/DC recording (either Back in Black or Highway to Hell or both), and there's no Bee Gees. But at least some underrated bands like Divinyls and Midnight Oil get spots.
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