Posts Tagged ‘Jimmy Little’

Stranded podcast #252

June 13, 2015

* Interview with activist Rose Henry LIVE in the CiTR studio *

In anticipation of next week’s National Aboriginal Day, in the last 1/2 hr of the show we are joined by regular guest First Nations activist Rose Henry! Rose fill us in on what she’s been up to lately in the world of activism and she introduces a brand new track from the legendary Buffy Saint-Marie.

Featured video: Kev Carmody – ‘Thou Shalt Not Steal’ [1989]

Stranded podcast #151

May 11, 2013

*Featuring an interview with Australian musician and former resident of Vancouver, Tizza Taylor *

Grant McLennan passed away seven years ago this week, at age 48, from an unexpected heart attack at his home in Brisbane, Queensland.   This was the same city where he formed the literate and influential band The Go-Betweens, with songwriting partner Robert Forster, in 1977.   Today on the show we feature some choice cuts from some classic Go-Betweens records, and McLennan’s solo recordings.

Earlier this year I had a chance meeting with Tizza Taylor, an Australian traveller and former resident of Vancouver.  Tizza is a musician and tour manager who had the good fortune to work the Jimmy Little Foundation that was established by the highly respected Aboriginal performer Jimmy Little, to raise awareness of health issues impacting Aboriginal people in Australia.  Tune in today to hear Tizza’s fascinating story and insights into the life of the late Jimmy Little.

The Go-Betweens – ‘In the Core of the Flame’ [AU]
The Go-Betweens – ‘The House That Jack Kerouac Built’ [AU]
The Go-Betweens –  ‘Love Goes On’ [AU]
Grant McLennan – ‘Easy Come Easy Go’
Grant McLennan – ‘Black Mule’ [AU]
Jack Frost – ‘I Thought That I Was Over You’ [AU]
Interview with Tizza Taylor Pt 1
Jimmy Little – ‘Baby Blue’ [AU]
Interview with Tizza Taylor Pt 2
Jimmy Little – ‘Royal Telephone’ [AU]
Jimmy Little – ‘Cattle and Cane’ [AU]
Interview with Tizza Taylor Pt 3
East Journey –  ‘Guwak’ [AU]
Apollo Ghosts – ‘Palm Of My Hand’ [CA]
Apollo Ghosts – ‘Landmark’ [CA]
Apollo Ghosts – ‘Weekend Fantasy’ [CA]

Featured video – Jimmy Little – ‘Cattle and Cane (live) [1999]

Stranded podcast #106

April 7, 2012

* Featuring a tribute for Aboriginal singer/songwriter Jimmy Little, who passed away this week.  RIP Jimmy *

Inspiring Aboriginal country artist Jimmy Little passed away this week so I thought I’d pay tribute by introducing listeners to his sounds and life story.  Jimmy was a Yorta Yorta man whose musical career lasted an astonishing five decades.  The health and wellbeing of Aboriginal Australians was a deep concern for this warm hearted performer and in his later years he raised awareness around health and wellness issues for this people.   I’m also playing some of my favourite Canadian artists including Eamon McGrath who is about to embark on his ‘Young Canadians Tour’, and locals Synthcake who are proving to be an exciting draw on live stages in Vancouver.  MG

Synthcake – ‘Dancing Brain’ [CA]
Synthcake – ‘Drip’ [CA]
OK Vancouver OK – ‘Tests’ [CA]
OK Vancouver OK – ‘Beachy Beachy’ [CA]
Chains of Love – ‘In Between’ [CA]
Chains of Love – ‘Breaking My Heart’ [CA]
Chains of Love – ‘He’s Leaving With Me’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Eternal Adolescence’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Young Canadians’ [CA]
The City Streets – ‘For All the (Doomed) Lovers’ [CA]
The City Streets – ‘Sawdust & Rum’ [CA]
Larry Hanson – ‘All The Children’ [AU]
Wayne Lavelle – ‘Big Country’ [AU]
Jimmy Little – ‘Royal Telephone’ [AU]
Jimmy Little – ‘Yorta Yorta Man’ [AU]
Jimmy Little- ‘Baby Blue’ [AU]
Jimmy Little – ‘Bring Yourself Home to Me’ [AU]
Jimmy Little – ‘Australia Down Under’ [AU]

Featured video:  Jimmy Little – ‘Yorta Yorta Man’ (1995)