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Sunday, 20 September 2015

Post 595 - John St.Peeters & Jane Scali - I Need That Someone To Love - One Kiss Away

Jane Scali was a prominent singer on Australia's "Young Talent Time" hosted by Johnny Young during the seventies. Her numerous appearances on the Don Lane, Bert Newton, Mike Walsh and the Midday Show with Ray Martin has made her one of the most popular and successful female performers in Australia today. John St.Peeters has achieved a number of chart-topping singles, including “Deep Inside of Me”, “High Class Woman”, “So Many Ways”, and “Wonderworld”. He also recorded a single called “Street Kids”, donating royalties to the Open Family Foundation, to help the plight of the youth of today. In 1985 John & Jane released a single for Powderworks “I Need That Someone To Love” b/w “One Kiss Away” (POW 0255), the single was produced by Spencer Lee. In 1986 the couple released an LP “I Got You Babe” but this single didn’t appear on the album. mp3 

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Post 594 - Terry Dean - Runaround Sue - Time And Tide

Melbourne singer Terry Dean formed country rock band Bluestone in 1972. Terry had enjoyed an extremely successful solo career recording a number of hit records, performing regularly in Melbourne and interstate and appearing nationally on TV shows including The Go Show, and Happening 70. In the sixties he released two singles I know of called “It’s You” and “Git It” on the GO label. Here to download is his single for Fable Records from 1975 “Runaround Sue” b/w “Time And Tide” (FB-315).  Dean formed the successful duo Dean & Carruthers with Garry Carruthers and they celebrated 25 years on the road in July, 2010. Terry recently established Terry Dean's Guitars selling some of the world's finest acoustic instruments. mp3

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Post 593 - Karisma - Clap Your Hands And Stamp Your Feet - Wonderful,Wonderful

Yet another one of those Aussie bands that the books seem to forget about. There’s no listing where Karisma came from, all I can find is that this is the only single release for Fable Records from November 1973. Band members are Kerry Freeman, Dallas De Brahunder, Linda Cornaughton and Jeanette Freeman all on vocals. The single “Clap Your Hands And Stamp Your Feet” b/w “Wonderful, Wonderful” (FB-204), was produced by Tweed Harris at Bill Armstrong Studios Melbourne. So like so many other posts like this one we’ll rely on maybe some relation, the tea lady or the guy that owned the fish & chip shop next door to maybe come forward with some for info on the girls.mp3 

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Post 592 - Frankie J. Holden & Michelle Pettigrove – How Sweet It Is

Frankie J. Holden has been a part of Australian music since the mid 70’s. He started out as lead singer of Ol’55 and is recognised as one of our most versatile performers. He has also been in some of Australia's best known T/V  series such as “Underbelly”, “Police Recue”, “Embassy” and ”Something In The Air”. Michelle Pettigrove is best known for her role as Kate Bryant in “A Country Practice” as well as other roles in “Blue Healers”. “Brides Of Christ” and “Something In The Air”.  Michelle & Frankie were married at Mayday Hills, the old Beechworth insane asylum in March 1999. In 2006 they released the album here for you to download “How Sweet It Is” (FJH0601), it features fellow Ol’ 55 sax player Wilbur Wilde and David Cameron & Olivia Brian on backing vocals. In 2009, Holden co-presented, alongside with his wife Michelle, “Discover Downunder”, a half-hour Australia-based travelling/caravanning program for the Nine Network. In 2010, he co-hosted “What's Up Down Under” on Channel Seven. This show is similar in format to “Discover Downunder”.mp3