Slim Dusty

David Gordon “Slim Dusty” Kirkpatrick (Kempsey, 13 juni 1927 – Sydney, 19 september 2003) was een Australische countryzanger. Hij verkocht tijdens zijn carrière meer dan vijf miljoen albums en singles in Australië.

Biografie

Slim Dusty werd geboren als zoon van een boer, maar was op jonge leeftijd al actief binnen de muziek: op elfjarige leeftijd nam hij zijn artiestennaam Slim Dusty aan. In 1945 bracht hij zijn eerste lp uit, waarvan het nummer The pub with no beer internationaal het bekendste is, door coverversies die in 1959 en 1960 in Nederland, Oostenrijk en België uitgebracht werden door de Belgische muzikant Bobbejaan Schoepen.

Daarnaast is hij bekend als degene die het nummer Waltzing Matilda ten gehore bracht in de afsluitende ceremonie van de Olympische Zomerspelen 2000 in Sydney.

Toen Slim Dusty in 2003 stierf, werkte hij aan zijn 106e album voor EMI: Columbia Lane – the Last Sessions kwam binnen op nummer 5 van de hitlijsten in Australië en werd goud binnen twee weken.

Discografie

Albums

Studio albums

 
Title Album details Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUS
Slim Dusty Sings
  • Released: 1960
  • Label: EMI Music/Columbia Records (330SX-7611)
Songs for Rolling Stones (credited to Slim Dusty And His Bushlanders)
  • Released: 1961
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (33OSX-7642)
Along the Road of Song
  • Released: 1962
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (33OSX-7654)
Aussie Sing Song (credited to Slim Dusty And His Bushlanders)
  • Released: 1962
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (33OSX-7668)
  • AKA Slim Dusty Sing Song
Another Aussie Sing Song (credited to Slim Dusty And His Bushlanders)
  • Released: 1963
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (33OSX-7689)
Songs in the Saddle
  • Released: 1963
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (33OSX-7697)
Songs of Australia
  • Released: 1964
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (33OSX-7713)
People and Places (credited to Slim Dusty And His Bushlanders)
  • Released: 1964
  • Label: EMI/Columbia
Australian Bush Ballads
  • Released: 1965
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (33OSX-7745)
The Nature of Man
  • Released: 1966
  • Label: EMI/Columbia
An Evening with Slim and Joy (with Joy McKean)
  • Released: 1966
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (33OSX-7761)
Essentially Australian
  • Released: 1967
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (33OSX-7790)
Songs My Father Sang to Me
  • Released: 1967
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (33OSX-7814)
Songs from the Cattle Camps
  • Released: 1968
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (33OSX-7846)
Sing Along with Dad (with Joy McKean, Anne and David)
  • Released: 1968
  • Label: EMI/Columbia
Cattle Camp Crooner
  • Released: 1969
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (33OSX-7902)
Sing a Happy Song
  • Released: 1970
  • Label: EMI/Columbia
Songs from the Land I Love
  • Released: 1971
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (SCX-7987)
Glory Bound Train
  • Released: 1971
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (SCX-7993)
Me and My Guitar
  • Released: 1972
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (SCX-7999)
Foolin’ Around (with Joy McKean)
  • Released: 1973
  • Label: EMI/Columbia
Tall Stories and Sad Songs
  • Released: 1973
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (SCX-8016)
Australiana
  • Released: August 1974
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (SCX-8018)
96
Lights on the Hill
  • Released: August 1975
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (SCX-8028)
45
  • ARIA: 5x Gold
Things I See Around Me (featuring The Travelling Country Band)
  • Released: June 1976
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (SCX-8030)
62
Give Me the Road(featuring The Travelling Country Band)
  • Released: October 1976
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (SCX-8032)
81
Just Slim With Old Friends (with Barry Thornton, Paul and Colleen Trenwith and Linsday Butler)
  • Released: 1977
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (SCX-8034)
On the Move (with The new Travelling Country Band)
  • Released: September 1977
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (SCX-8035)
59
To Whom it May Concern
  • Released: August 1978
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (SCX-8037)
64
Spirit of Australia
  • Released: May 1979
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (SCX-8038)
79
Walk a Country Mile
  • Released: October 1979
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (SCX-8039)
58
The Man Who Steadies the Lead
  • Released: August 1980
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (SCX-8040)
61
The Slim Dusty Family Album
  • Released: December 1980
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (SCX-8041)
65
Where Country Is
  • Released: September 1981
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (SCX-8042)
59
Who’s Riding Old Harlequin Now? (with The Travelling Country Band)
  • Released: October 1982
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (SCX-8044)
90
On the Wallaby
  • Released: July 1983
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (SCX-8045)
76
Trucks on the Track
  • Released: May 1984
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (SCXO-430002)
50
Singer from Down Under
  • Released: July 1985
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (EMC 263)
78
To a Mate (Slim Dusty Remembers “Mack” Cormack)
  • Released: 1985
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (TC-FA.157016)
Stories I Wanted to Tell
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (SCXO-430037)
Beer Drinking Songs of Australia
  • Released: November 1986
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (SCXO-430045)
77
Neon City
  • Released: September 1987
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (SCXO-430058)
86
Cattlemen from the High Plains
  • Released: February 1988
  • Label: CEMI/Columbia (SCXO-748656)
95
G’day, G’day
  • Released: 12 December 1988[7]
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (SCXO-791447)
78
King of Kalgoorlie
  • Released: August 1989
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (SCXO-792455)
85
Two Singers One Song (with Anne Kirkpatrick)
  • Released: 16 October 1989
  • Label: Columbia (SCXO-793190)
Coming Home
  • Released: 29 October 1990
  • Label: Columbia (SCXO-795282)
98
That’s The Song We’re Singing
  • Released: 9 November 1992
  • Label: Columbia
Ringer from the Top End
  • Released: 4 October 1993
  • Label: EMI (8271942)
65
Natural High
  • Released: 10 October 1994
  • Label: EMI (8303472)
95
Country Way of Life
  • Released: 28 August 1995
  • Label: EMI (8145722)
71
A Time to Remember
  • Released: 14 April 1997
  • Label: EMI (724385673221)
34
Makin’ a Mile
  • Released: 31 October 1997
  • Label: EMI (724382330424)
34
  • ARIA: Gold
West of Winton
  • Released: 1999 (Later withdrawn)
  • Reissued: 15 October 2001
  • Label: EMI (4957392)
Ninety Nine
  • Released: 25 October 1999
  • Label: EMI (5234884)
50
Looking Forward Looking Back
  • Released: 17 July 2000
  • Label: EMI (5271604)
3
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum
The Men From Nulla Nulla (credited to Slim Dusty and Shorty Ranger)
  • Released: 15 October 2001
  • Label: EMI (5362432)
Travellin’ Still…Always Will (with Anne Kirkpatrick)
  • Released: 18 March 2002
  • Label: EMI (724353803421)
37
  • ARIA: Gold
Columbia Lane – the Last Sessions
  • Released: 1 March 2004
  • Label: EMI (724357729024)
5
  • ARIA: Gold

Soundtrack albums

 
Title Album details Chart positions
AUS
The Slim Dusty Movie
  • Released: August 1984
  • Label: EMI Music (VMP.430004/2)
73
I’ve Been There and Back Again
(The Soundtrack to the Joy McKean Book)
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: EMI
  • Tracks recorded between 1940-2001
Slim and I
(Slim Dusty & Various Artists)
  • Released: 4 September 2020
  • Label: EMI (0748837)
8

Live albums

 
Title Album details Chart positions
AUS
Live at Wagga Wagga
  • Released: 1972
  • Label: Axis Records (AXIS 6017)
Live at Tamworth
  • Released: 1973
  • Label: Columbia/ EMI Music (TVSS-12)
The Entertainer (Live at the Sydney Opera House)
  • Released: 1978
  • Label: Columbia/ EMI Music (VMP-1062)
Live Across Australia (credited to The Slim Dusty Family)
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: Axis (AX.701234)
  • Recorded in 1983
Live into the ’90s
  • Released: 4 May 1992
  • Label: EMI (7990252)
  • Recorded in 1991
92
The Slim Dusty Show (Live in Townsville 1956)
  • Released: 22 January 1996
  • Label: EMI Music (8324072)
  • Recorded in 1956
91 Over 50
  • Released: 26 August 1996
  • Label: EMI Music (8147122)
  • Recorded in 1996
46
Slim Dusty Live
  • Released: 11 March 2006
  • Label: EMI Music (3524912)
  • Recorded in 2000
42

Compilatie albums

 
Title Album details Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUS
Encores
  • Released: 1969
  • Label: Columbia (330SX-9565)
The Best of Slim Dusty
  • Released: 1973
  • Label: World Record Club (S-5359)
Dusty Tracks
  • Released: 1973
  • Label: Axis (AXIS 6083)
  • Tracks recorded between 1959-1967
Dinki-Di Aussies
  • Released: 1974
  • Label: Axis (TC-AX-1095)
  • Tracks recorded between 1957-1969
The Best of Slim Dusty Volume 2
  • Released: 1975
  • Label: Columbia (SCX-8021)
Way Out There
  • Released: 1975
  • Label: Axis
  • Tracks recorded between 1957-1964
This Is Your Life
  • Released: 1976
  • Label: EMI (SCXA 8033)
Songs from Down Under
  • Released: 1976
  • Label: Axis (TC-AX- 10306)
  • Tracks recorded between 1959-1972
Slim Dusty Sings His Favourite Songs
  • Released: 1976
  • Label: World Record Club (R-60533)
Travelling Country Man
  • Released: 1977
  • Label: Axis (TC-AX- 10334)
  • Tracks recorded between 1959-1973
A Guitar and a Hat
  • Released: February 1979
  • Label: World Record Club (90544, C 90545, C 90546)
  • 3x Vinyl Box Set
Rarities
  • Released: 1979
  • Label: EMI (SD.1)
  • Tracks recorded between 1942-1945
Rodeo Riders
  • Released: 1979
  • Label: Axis (6386)
  • Tracks recorded between 1960-1977
No. 50 The Golden Anniversary Album
  • Released: April 1981
  • Label: EMI Music (PLAY1004)
10
Slim Dusty ….Vintage Album 1
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (TC 7998684)
Slim Dusty ….Vintage Album 2
  • Released: 1983
  • Label: EMI/Columbia
I Haven’t Changed a Bit
  • Released: 1983
  • Label: Axis (AX-701306)
The Best of Slim Dusty
  • Released: 1984
  • Label: EMI/ Readers Digest (Oz-RD4-386)
  • 6× LP box set
  • ARIA: Gold
I’ll Take Mine Country Style
  • Released: 1985
  • Label: Axis (AX-430027)
Australia Is His Name
  • Released: 1985
  • Label: Thorn EMI
  • 3x LP Box Set (7946552)
Slim Dusty ….Vintage Album 3
  • Released: November 1986
  • Label: EMI/Columbia
Country Livin’
  • Released: 23 November 1987
  • Label: Axis (AX 701372)
  • Tracks recorded between 1957-1987
The Heritage Album
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Columbia (SCXO 790140)
  • Tracks recorded between 1955-1987
Slim Dusty Sings Stan Coster
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Axis (AXIS 8377242)
  • Tracks recorded between 1963-1978
Slim Dusty ….Vintage Album 4
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (OEX 793064)
Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson
  • Released: March 1990
  • Label: Columbia
Slim Dusty ….Vintage Album 5
  • Released: January 1991
  • Label: EMI/Columbia (OEX 795285)
Slim Dusty Sings Joy McKean
  • Released: October 1991
  • Label: EMI/Columbia
  • Tracks recorded between 1962-1986
Travellin’ Guitar[15]
  • Released: February 1992
  • Label:
  • Tracks recorded between 1958-1960
A Land He Calls His Own
  • Released: August 1992
  • Label: EMI (251206-208)
  • Tracks recorded between 1966-1987
  • 3x CD Box Set
The Anniversary Album No. 2 (1943-1993)
  • Released: December 1993
  • Label: EMI (7896102)
Regal Zonophone Collection
  • Released: 16 October 1995
  • Label: EMI
  • Tracks recorded between 1946-1957
  • 3xCD Set
Country Classics
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Readers Digest (300701300)
  • Tracks recorded between 1947-1995
  • 3xCD Set
  • ARIA: Gold
Old Time Drover’s Lament
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: EMI
  • Tracks recorded between 1957-1970
Down the Dusty Road
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: EMI (724381431627)
Talk About The Good Times
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: EMI
  • Tracks recorded between 1960-1975
The Very Best of Slim Dusty
  • Released: November 1998
  • Label: EMI (724349572829)
15
  • ARIA: 5× Platinum
The Man Who Is Australia
  • Released: July 2000
  • Label: EMI (724352765321)
  • 5xCD Set
70
A Piece of Australia
  • Released: 15 January 2001
  • Label: EMI (724353107222)
Pubs, Trucks & Plains
  • Released: March 2007
  • Label: EMI (094638953227)
  • Tracks recorded between 1960-2002
  • 3×CD set
20
  • ARIA: Gold
Reunion
(credited to The Slim Dusty Family)
  • Released: March 2008
  • Label: EMI (5198462)
15
Sittin’ On 80
  • Released: July 2009
  • Label: EMI (094638953227)
  • Tracks recorded between 1969-2002
  • 4x CD Set
20
1960’s Classic Albums
  • Released: 28 September 2012
  • Label: EMI (7056652)
  • 5x CD Box Set
1970’s Classic Albums
  • Released: 28 September 2012
  • Label: EMI (7056662)
  • 5x CD Box Set
1980’s Classic Albums
  • Released: 28 September 2012
  • Label: EMI (7056672)
  • 5x CD Box Set
1990’s Classic Albums
  • Released: 28 September 2012
  • Label: EMI (7056712)
  • 5x CD Box Set
The Son of Noisy Dan: A Musical Autobiography
  • Released: 16 August 2013
  • Label: Universal Music (3747004)
The Den Tapes
  • Released: 13 November 2015
  • Label: EMI (4736241)
  • Recorded in the 1990s
27
Prime Movers
  • Released: 15 July 2016
  • Label: EMI (4788793)
43
Gone Fishin’
  • Released: 20 August 2021
  • Label: EMI (3847882)
11

singles

Year Single Chart positions Certifications
Aus UK
1958 “A Pub with No Beer” 1 3
  • AUS: Gold
“The Answer to a Pub with No Beer” 12
“Sequel to a Pub with No Beer” 23
1961 “Boomerang” 79
1971 “Darwin (Big Heart of the North)” 71
1974 “Lights on the Hill” 100
“The Biggest Disappointment” 58
1975 “The Melbourne Cup” 91
1980 “Duncan” 1
1981 “Country Revival” 99
1983 “The Pub That Doesn’t Sell Beer” 94
1987 “We’ve Done Us Proud” 80
1988 “G’day G’day” 37

 

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