John Meredith interviewed by Edgar Waters [sound recording]
- Bib ID:
- Meredith, John, 1920-2001, interviewee
- Online Version:
- National Library of Australia digitised item
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- Access open for research, personal copies and public use.
- 1995 Apr. 7
- 1 sound tape reel (ca. 61 min.) : 7 1/2 ips ; 10 in.
John Meredith speaks about Joe Cashmere's stories about Jack Lee; 'The Maid and the Magpie', 'Travelling Down the Castlereagh'; collecting and song preservation; Joe Cashmere; Mrs Cashmere teaching dances; Mark Cranfield; Alfred Hill; Leah Way; Jeff Way; First Australian Folklore Festival; Kath Shields; Mrs Oriel Bush; Peter Ellis; Rob Willis; Cashmere's piano; memories of Cashmere's recitations, 'Killaloo', 'Jog along 'til shearing', 'The old Jig Jog'; Banjo Paterson; remembering tunes, whistling; his interest in dance music; The Bushwhackers; getting an accordion, bush dances; his dance experience; Bush Music Club, founded (1954); Ron Manton; Brian Loughlin; music hall songs; collecting material from old bush singers and players; interviewing Mrs Popplewell with Nancy Keesing; Wongawilli Bush Band; meeting Sally Sloane; Bushwhackers performing at the Young Miners Social Club dance and concert.
Meredith talks about recording Sally Sloane tunes on the fiddle and mouth organ, 'The Blackberry Bushes', 'Coming Down The Mountain'; Australian traditional songs; Sloane picking up songs from other singers, her repertoire and sources; Sloane's family life, her speaking and singing voice and different singing styles; 'I'll Whistle to My Blackbird', 'Female Rambling Sailor'; his Melba accordion; Sally Sloane playing several tunes that his father also played, 'Jack's Waltz', 'Annie Shaw's Tune'; 'Why Did My Master Sell Me'; his father's droving trips; recordings of Indigenous performers, 'Australia's On The Wallaby'; Grace O'Clerken; Indigenous musicians; 'The Old Rugged Hills of Australia' and 'Rhythm of Corroboree'.
- Full contents:
- John tells stories about: Cashmere whistling on his milk-run
- Mrs Popplewell
- tape recorder
- Sally's daughter giggling during songs
- lithograph inspired by song 'Castles in the Air'.
- Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-217246827
- Index/Finding Aid Note:
- Timed summary (4 p.) and transcript (typescript, 26 leaves)
- Other authors/contributors:
- Waters, Edgar, 1925-2008, interviewer
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