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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Post 686 - Going Home - Australian Artists Australian Songs

“Going Home - Australian Artists Australian Songs” (514 775-2) released in 1993 on ABC Records was a collection of Australian Songs recorded by Jon English, Doc Neeson, Paul Kelly, Shane Howard to name a few. I can’t find out really why the album was recorded if for something special as there’s very little info anywhere on the album. To me it’s very special though because a friend of mine Rosie and I had a mission to find it because it had a rare Jon English track that we both had never heard before. Rosie was a big Jon fan and that’s how we met through this Blog with one of my posts of Jon that Rosie hadn’t heard before. Five years later and many emails and a few phone calls Rosie and I became great friends mostly chatting about life, grand-kids and of cause our passion for great music. Rosie finally tracked down a copy of this CD on EBay and like the friend she was gave me a copy and we hoped that was now all the Jon English collection complete. Sadly on the 31 of March 2017 Rosie passed away after 3 months being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. So that’s one of the reasons I’m posting this album in memory of my dear friend. We never did get to meet in person for that coffee and chat but I know she’d be smiling seeing this post. Thanks to Graham for sending me this to post as I lost my copy when my hard drive crashed a few weeks back. R.I.P Rosie we will never forget you.Flac 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Ozzie -RIP Rosie - my former partner succumbed to the same condition 4 yrs ago - so hopefully Glenys and Rosie are having a good chat/and a good listen up there.

Mort Adella said...

A sad story Garry it was good that you were able to track down another copy.

Cheers Tony.

AussieRock said...

Sorry to hear about losing your friend mate - it sounds like you two hit it off really well. Life can deal really $hit cards sometimes.
RIP Rosie and thanks for this gem.