The Good Old Days
THERE are names that automatically come to mind when bush ballads are mentioned.
Reg Poole is one such name, and he richly deserves this recognition, but his latest album reveals the other side of the man.
Carrying the title of The Good Old Days, this CD features Reg in duo and group combinations, some going back to the days when vinyl albums were the ultimate in the recording process, while others are from today's CD scene.
The interesting feature here is the range of country genres ranging from love songs, through comedy, to bush ballads.
I was happy to see the inclusion of Candles and Wine a duet love song that goes back a decade or two, which has always been a favourite of mine, along with the newie where he teams up with Alyce Benfer to present, You Ain't Dolly, and You Ain't Porter.
Noelene Legge teams up with Reg on four tracks, while the, Selection Team occupy three places, Tom McIvor has two, with Sharon Benjamin, Glenn Jones, Evelyn Bury, The Gunbarrel Highwaymen, Donita Day, and Keith Jameson and the aforementioned Alyce Benfer, score one each.
Settle back and prepare for a lot of enjoyment from this one.
As the year races to the arrival of the bloke in the red coat we still have a few big shows coming up, with the LBS show due at the CWA hall on November 8, Brian Letton at the same venue on November 20, and Justin Standley upstairs at the RSL on November 26.
Contact Val for times and bookings 4152 9370.