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Edwin Haberfield (known as Shorty Ranger) interviewed by Rob Willis in Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 1513044
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Ranger, Shorty, 1925-2007, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1998 July 9 
1 digital audio tape (ca. 91 min.) 
Series

Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection.

Summary

Ranger was born in Kempsey in 1925. He speaks of his early years in the Nulla Creek area in N.S.W. and of the influences on his musical career. Ranger makes mention of artists such as Harry Tarrani (yodelling), Digger Kyle (Reginald Kyle), Digger's brother Neville (known as Clem Rogers), Slim Dusty, American Wilf Carter.

Folkloric recording.

Full contents
  • 1.Introduction
  • 2. Recording Music: commercial recording - Tim McNamara - Talent Quest in 1951 - getting to the finals in Sydney Town Hall
  • 3. Reg Lindsay also receiving award - contract for radio for both
  • 4. Story about going to make a record - first 4 sides with Rodeo records
  • 5. Continuing to make records
  • 6. Bachelor at 27 years of age
  • 7. Story about the Taylors Arm dance - meeting his wife - courting, getting married
  • 8. Raising family - putting family first.
  • 1. Writing Songs: never stopped writing songs - inspiration for writing
  • 2. Best song 'Winter winds'
 
Notes

Recorded by Olya Willis.

Recorded on July 9 1998 in Kempsey, N.S.W.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-631807022

Related Material Second interview in the series of recordings with Shorty Ranger for the National Library of Australia is available in the Oral History and Folklore collection at ORAL TRC 5484/65 
Index/Finding Aid Note Time summary available (3 p.) 
Subjects Ranger, Shorty, 1925-2007 -- Interviews.  |  Country music -- New South Wales -- History.  |  Folk singers -- New South Wales -- Kempsey -- Interviews.  |  Folk musicians -- New South Wales -- Kempsey -- Interviews.  |  Guitar music.
Other authors/contributors Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer  |  Willis, Olya, Interviewer
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Shorty Ranger interviewed by Rob Willis in Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection

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