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Shimbo Darktree Slim Dusty and Australian Folk Music (26) RE: Slim Dusty and Australian Folk Music 25 Sep 12


One of Australia's greats (I'll leave the genre discussion for Hrothgar - he will enjoy that!). I have a DVD biography, released after his death, and have just finished looking for it ... gone! Taken by the Borrowers, no doubt!

But I digress. The comment I wish to make is that many, perhaps even the majority, of his songs were written by Stan Coster, who predeceased him. They were good friends, as I understand it, and Stan's songs gained a lot of popularity from Slim's performances.

Slim's major contribution (one of the questions at the start of this thread)was performing as himself, rather than as an imitation of others, thus preserving the Australian flavour (already mentioned by others earlier).

- Shimbo


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