Talk:Slim Dusty

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 Definition (1937-2003) Well-known Australian country music singer and song writer. [d] [e]
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He was in the news recently - but why? At least I put him in my list, coincidence? Ro Thorpe 01:33, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Dunno. Try doing a Google "news" search. I've got 3500 country/folk songs on my computer and #2649 popped up a little while ago, "A Pub with No Beer". I've heard Tom T.'s version for a number of years now, so I started looking up sources and decided I'd do a (brief) article. I've also got him singing "Matilda", which deserves an article of its own. Hayford Peirce 01:48, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

A google brings up mention of the Taylor's Arms, and I remember that, so it must have been a small item at the end of the BBC's Newshour, about pubs, not the singer. Well, it's almost time for my first nocturnal Super Bock... Ro Thorpe 02:11, 20 November 2009 (UTC) - actually, a place called Taylors Arm...curious...nothing is what it seems...

folk singer?

Should we say that he was also a singer of folk songs? Evidently he did sing some. In the States, there used to be a pretty big overlap between Country and Folk, although not everyone was aware of it. It's maddening trying to define the terms of either of them, I know, but, for instance, Joan Baez, who is certainly a folk singer sang a *lot* of country songs. Ditto Burl Ives, and even the Kingston Trio. And the Carter Family could fall into either category. Lots of overlap with the The Weavers also.... Hayford Peirce 04:24, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

Let me see, acoustic guitar, preferably solo: folk; lots of guitars, especially pedal-steel: country. Hmmm. Indeed, there is a big overlap, the Carter Family being a fine example. That inspired me to add a note to Bob Dylan - 'tis the way to go, I think. Ro Thorpe 17:39, 21 November 2009 (UTC)