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Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Post 458 - Edwin Duff - Wait For Tomorrow / Look Around


Travelling from Scotland to Australia in 1938 at the age of 10, Edwin Duff won an on-board singing competition and impressed all, including one passenger who was associated with Melbourne radio station 3KZ. Invited to visit the station, Duff sang in children’s programs and amateur shows. He left School at the age of 14 to sing in coffee lounges, developing a style that was all his own. He soon became a Kings Cross personality, singing in bars and lounges; on cruise ships and television programs. Here from 1970 is a single he recorded for Fable Records "Wait For Tomorrow" b/w "Look Around" (FB-019). The song was written by Jimmy Stewart, Doug Ashdown and Eric Gross and was featured in the Columbia picture "Lost In The Desert". It was produced by Alan Freeman, Laurie Lewis & Spencer Lee. Edwin passed away on the 9th of July 2012, at a nursing home in Vaucluse. He was 84. His funeral was held at Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park Crematorium on Monday the 16th of July. It was very sad to lose such a great jazz icon.

1 comment:

John Redmond said...

Hi, The DVD version of 'Dirkie Lost in the Desert' I have credits Edwin but the song is not in the surviving DVD version of the film. I have the B side 'Look Around' from Edwin's album 'Now Sound of Edwin Duff' with Laurie Lewis but I don't have 'Wait for Tomorrow'. Do you know where I could get a copy or could I record your record? Cheers, John redmondjoh@gmail.com