Alex Hood

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Alexander (Alex) Hood (born 1935) is an Australian writer, actor and folklorist. He is regarded as one of Australia's most prolific writers and entertainers.[1]

Early life[edit]

Hood wrote a book The Green Emerald when aged eight and was writing short plays at nine. He studied at Homebush Boys High School in Sydney until his father persuaded him to become an electrical apprentice at age 15.[1] He joined the Eureka Youth League, a communist youth association, meeting Bill Berry and Chris Kempster, who taught him to play the guitar.

Discography[edit]

  • Songs While the Billy Boils[2]
  • The First One Hundred Years[2]
  • The Second One Hundred Years[2]
  • Songs of Australia [3]
  • Me and My Friends [4]
  • Me and More Friends [5]
  • Seasons of Change [6]
  • Songs From the Wallaby Track [6]
  • Sydney or The Bush [6]
  • The Flying Pieman [6]

Song Books[edit]

  • Australian Folksong Songster (1964)[7]
  • Australian Folksong Folio (1964)[7]
  • The Pumpkin Paddy Songster (1970)[7]
  • The Wallaby Track (1971)[7]
  • Pumpkin Paddy meets the Bunyip (1972)[7]
  • Brumby Jack Saves the Wild Bush Horses (1972)[7]
  • The Flying Pieman (1974)[7]
  • Bill Jinks and the Whale (1974)[7]
  • Herman's German band meets Thunderbolt (1974) with Robert Smith[7]
  • Speewah (1978)[7]
  • Eureka : Beneath the Southern Cross (1984)[7]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hood, Alex (1935–) Biographical monograph at National Library of Australia
  2. ^ a b c Paul the Stockman. "Australian Folk Music and Australian Folk Singers and Musicians". Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Allmusic". Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Allmusic". Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Allmusic". Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d "AFS Discography". Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Gregory, Mark. "Australian Folk Songs". Retrieved 9 February 2015.