Buddy Williams (country musician)
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Bust of Buddy Williams, Bicentennial Park, Tamworth, NSW
|Birth name||Harry Taylor|
|Also known as||The Yodelling Jackaroo|
|Born||5 September 1918
Newtown, New South Wales
|Died||12 December 1986 (age 68)
|Occupation(s)||Singer/Songwriter Musician, Yodeller, Travelling Showman, Rodeo Rider, Bushman, Horseman, Sharp Shooter|
|Instruments||Guitar - Gibson L-OO, Gibson J 200, Gibson Hummingbird, Gibson Country & Western, Martin D-28|
|Labels||Private Recordings (1935), Regal Zonophone, EMI (1939–1964) RCA (1964–1986)|
|Associated acts||Tommy Emmanuel|
Buddy Williams (5 September 1918 – 12 December 1986), born as Harry Taylor and also known as Harold Williams, was a pioneering Australian country musician, singer and songwriter, known as "The Yodelling Jackaroo". Williams was the first Australian to record country music in Australia, three years after the New Zealander Tex Morton made his first recording in Australia. Williams recorded his own songs about life and times in the Australian bush. It was with Williams that the Bush Ballad was first born. Williams' recording of "Give A Little Credit To Dad", complete with trademark yodel, was added to the Sounds of Australia project by the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra.
Williams was born Harry Taylor in the suburb of Newtown, Sydney and was soon placed in Glebe Point Orphanage. After many failed escape bids as a child, he was soon fostered out as a young boy to a dairy farming family at Dorrigo on the north coast of New South Wales. It soon became apparent that rather than looking for a new child to bring up, the familuy were more interested in an unpaid labourer. This was not uncommon in the Depression and post-Depression era where rural child slavery was a fact of life. Times were hard and life on the farm was tough for the young Williams, but it also allowed freedom he never had in the orphanage. He was soon listening to recordings on an old Gramophone of his favourite singers such as Jimmie Rodgers and soon fell in love with this new music that was to become known as country music. At 15 he ran away from his foster home working for other families in the district. He worked at many jobs and started busking around the north coast of NSW, dodging the police who frowned upon such activities.
Buddy Williams made his first recordings in 1938, a private process disk. The two songs recorded at this historic session were "Where The Jacarandas Bloom", and "They Call Me The Clarence River Yodeller". The latter song was re-worked, called "They Call Me The Ramblin' Yodeller" and recorded during his first EMI session on 7 September 1939. These two long lost recordings were later released on a Kingfisher Records collection in the early 1990s as part of an early Buddy Williams catalogue re-release. This re-release is no longer available.
Williams first sang professionally in 1936 at the Grafton Jacaranda Festival in northern NSW He also did a guest spot on Grafton's radio station 2GF at the time. He left the town of Grafton, NSW and busked his way down the NSW coast before turning up on the doorstep of EMI records in Sydney asking for an audition, which he eventually did get.
The Page family from Newcastle, who had befriended the young Buddy Williams, bought him his famous black Gibson L-00 acoustic guitar which he used on all his recordings during the 1940s. This beautiful guitar was later accidentally destroyed whilst on tour in the late 1940s. Williams later recalled that he had spent his entire life trying to find a replacement guitar that had the same sound quality of his old Gibson, but he never found one. Some of the guitars Williams used during his career included Gibson Hummingbird, Gibson Country and Western, Gibson J-200, and Martin D 28.
On 7 September 1939 he recorded six songs for the Regal Zonophone label. More recording sessions followed during the war in 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943 and 1945. In September 1939, Australia entered WW2 and Williams enlisted in the army. Many of his recording sessions were done whilst on leave from active service. In the final days of WW2 he was seriously wounded during the battle of Balikpapan and was not expected to live. He was recommended for the Military Medal and carried the mass of scars from his injuries all his life.
In 1948 he also starred in a short film titled He Chased The Chicken which featured live performances of two of his recordings, "The Overlander Trail" and "The Chicken Song". The studio versions of these songs had been recorded in 1946. Another live song in the film titled "Dear Little Lady of Mine" was never recorded nor released on record. Williams was also meant to appear in the 1946 Australian movie "The Overlanders" with Chips Rafferty, but was unable to obtain leave from the army at the time.
After the war was over and he had recovered from his injuries, he set about forming one of the largest ever travelling rodeo tent shows Australia has ever seen. He toured the length and breadth of the country with this road show, being the first Australian entertainer to take a full road show on tour through the Northern Territory and far north Queensland. He blazed the trail for many artists to follow down through the years, visiting the isolated communities in the outback. He eventually wound back his rodeo and tent show after many years and then toured for 11 months of the year every year with the Buddy Williams Variety Show, visiting the isolated towns and communities of the bush, preferring to steer clear of the large cities. For this he earned the respect of country Australians and was a special favourite amongst the Aboriginal people in whose isolated communities he regularly performed throughout the outback.
Though Williams performed mostly in country towns and outback communities, having once commented that during his long touring career he had performed in just about every country town in Australia, he also performed a small number of shows through the years in major cities. During 1940 he played the Theatre Royal, Sydney alongside Roy Rene and Evie Hayes. He also did an eight-week stint at Brisbane's Theatre Royal. In 1973 he played Sydney's Hordern Pavilion for the UNICEF concert alongside big name American acts such as Tex Ritter and Wanda Jackson. Also in the early 1980s, Williams did a small number of one off Sydney shows including shows at the Auburn Baseball Club, the Seven Hills RSL Club, and a show at the Star Hotel in the heart of China Town Sydney where a fan in the audience there to see Williams perform was famous Australian 50s and 60s rocker Col Joye.
Williams suffered the first of two massive heart attacks whilst on stage in the late 1970s. During one of these hospital stays, he received a call from a lifelong fan called Bert Newton, an Australian television icon. The pair became firm friends and Williams would later appear on live Australian TV on the Bert Newton Show, singing his famous song from 1946 called "The Overlander Trail" with just guitar accompaniment.
Despite the constant touring over the years he continued to record right up until he died in 1986. His last recordings were made just months before his death, despite the fact that at the time he was very sick with the cancer that would eventually take his life.
He was one of the last Australian singers who only used a guitar as accompaniment. His recordings from 1942 to 1945 are considered by many to be the finest ever recordings of a vocalist and guitarist.
During 1965 he moved over to RCA records where he became a Gold Record recording artist, and recorded a large number of albums, the last album he recorded in 1986 released after his death. In 1977 he was added to the Country Music Roll of Renown along with Tex Morton and Smokey Dawson and in 1980 won the first ever Heritage Award at the Tamworth Country Music Festival for his song "What A Dreary Old World It Would Be".
In 1978, Buddy Williams was the subject of a documentary titled The Last of the Fair Dinkum Outback Entertainers, narrated by his good mate John Singleton. It had a film crew travel with Williams during one of his far North Queensland tours. At the time, Singleton was a famous radio station disk jockey and advertising executive. John Singleton regularly featured Williams' songs on his radio shows in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Singleton also became a regular face in the crowd at many of Buddy's shows.
A number of artists have recorded Williams' songs, including Rick and Thel Carey who recorded an album of his songs. The Le Garde Twins who toured with Williams also recorded a number of his songs, as did Rex Dallas, Slim Dusty, Nev Nichols, Lindsay Butler and more recently Ashley Cook, who recorded a complete album of Williams' songs.
During the 1970s US country music superstar Wilf Carter also recorded a number of Williams' songs on an album of Australian songs. A number of tribute songs have been recorded by many artists including John Williamson whose song "The Last of the Pioneers" is a fitting tribute to Williams and his enormous contribution to Australian music.
In the early 1970s Williams gave a young kid with a big guitar a start in his band. He would end up touring with Williams for a number of years and was a regular session musician for him down through the years. The kid was none other than the great Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel.
The Australian music industry owes a lot to Buddy Williams, though many modern artists may know little of him or have no idea of the impact he had on their careers by what he did during those early pioneering days of the Australian recording and entertainment industry. Those early pioneering recording sessions at the EMI studios at Homebush in primitive conditions produced some of the finest singer / guitarist music ever recorded anywhere, timeless recordings that will live on forever. From the hardships he endured through to the personal tragedies he and his family suffered on the road, he continued to take his music to the people no matter where and no matter how isolated the communities were. He opened up many of the touring circuits that are now regular touring routes for not only country artists but also artists from other styles of music.
Williams died in 1986 and is buried in Brisbane's Lutwyche Cemetery along with his second wife Grace and their daughter Dorita, who had died in 1948 after being accidentally run over by a truck driven by one of the rodeo riders in Williams' show.
This list (which may have dates, numbers, etc.) may be better in a sortable table format. (November 2012)
Private Recordings label
Originally recorded on Process Disc. NOTE: These private recordings were released on the Kingfisher Records label in the 1990s:
They Call Me The Clarence River Yodeller
Where The Jacarandas Bloom
PLEASE NOTE: Reference for discography information for Regal Zonophone and EMI Recordings compiled with reference to "Country Music In Australia" by Eric Watson, first published in 1975 by Rodeo Publications in Australia.
Regal Zonophone recordings
Regal Zonophone Sessions: Recorded at Columbia Studios - Columbia Lane Homebush (Sydney) NSW, Australia
7 September 1939:
That Dapple Grey Broncho Of Mine / They Call Me The Rambling Yodeler (G 23854)
Lonesome For You Mother Dear / Give A Little Credit To Your Dad (G 23855)
The Orphan's Lament / My Moonlight Lullaby (G 23856)
14 May 1940:
Happy Jackaroo/ / Dreaming of My Mother (G 24026)
A Cowboy's Life Is Good Enough For Me / Under The Old Wattle Tree (G 24027)
The Australian Bushman's Yodel / There's An Empty Bunk in the Bunkhouse (G 24028)
25 November 1940:
The Shearer's Goodbye / Memories of Home (G 24187)
The Newsboy's Message / Going Home (G 24221)
The Wandering Gambler / Happy Cowboys (G 24326)
14 November 1941:
Headin' For The Warwick Rodeo / Can A Black Sheep Be Forgiven? (G 24382)
The Crepe Upon The Little Cabin Door / The Maple on the Hill (G 24409)
When The Candle Lights Are Gleaming ** / Let's Grow Old Together ** (G 24482)
NOTE: ** duet With Bernie Burnett
20 November 1941:
The Dying Soldier's Prayer / I'll Be Back Never Fear (G 24506)
The Face On The Bar Room Floor / Wingie The Railway Cop (G 24545)
Down By The Old Beaten Trail / The Australian Hillbilly (G 24554)
18 May 1942:
What A Pal My Mother Might Have Been To Me / Where The White Faced Cattle Roam (G 24596)
My Pretty Quadroon / Wonder Valley (G 24632)
Blazin' The Trail / A Mother's Plea (G 24670)
22 December 1943:
Where The Roly Poly Grass Rolls O'er The Plain / Music In My Pony's Feet (G 24822)
Stockmen In Uniform ** / Sunny Australian Sweetheart ** (G 24851)
Riding Home At Sundown / Bushland Of My Dreams (G 24883)
NOTE: ** duet With Bernie Burnett
16 March 1945:
Brown Eyed Sweetheart Of Mine ## / The Bushman's Rodeo ## (G 24929)
The Drover's Song / Where The Lazy Murray River Rolls Along ## (G 24947)
Bushland Paradise ## / Rhythm In The Saddle (G 24963) ##
NOTE: ## duet With Lenore Miller
19 September 1946:
The Overlander Trail / Over Hill Top And Hollow (G 25052)
Riding Down The Valley / The Mountain Barbecue (G 25069)
Chain Lightning The Outlaw / The Orphan Boy And His Dog (G 25078)
25 March 1948:
Down The Old Bush Track / Pioneering Days (G 25224)
The Stockman And The Outlaw / My Sunny Southern Home (G 25237)
23 April 1948:
The Chicken Song / Eureka (G 25218)
21 September 1950:
Dear Old Aussie Blues / Beneath The Queensland Moon (G 25284)
Riding Down The Wallaby Trail / Always Call Me Darling (G 25286)
My Darling River Rose / Little Jackeroo (G 25287)
18 June 1951:
Wedding Bells / Murrumbidgee Blues (G 25305)
The Black Sheep / Freight Train Blues (G 25306)
I'm Gonna Tear Down The Mailbox / Beyond The Setting Sun (G 25307)
30 October 1951:
The Flying Doctor / A Mother As Lovely As You (G 25323)
There's Another Angel In Heaven / Too Many Parties And Too Many Pals (G 25341)
I Can't Stand Sitting In A Cell / Gambling Polka Dot Blues (G 25342)
Columbia Recording studio sessions: Recorded at Columbia Studios 301 Castlereagh St Sydney NSW, Australia.
18 November 1952:
Too Old To Cut The Mustard / Back Street Affair (G 25344)
My Mother Must Have Been A Girl Like You / I Love You A Thousand Ways
Christmas Bells / Dear Old Dorrigo (G 25356)
Somebody's Stolen My Honey / Blue Since You've Been Gone (G 25357)
3 July 1953:
Death Of Hank Williams / Missing In Action (G 25368) / (45 - DO - 4076)
Pentridge Jail / Spirit Of Progress (G 25383)
I Can't Forget My Memories / Swagman's Friend (G 25391)
The Old Sundowner / Australia's Kitty Gill (G 25392)
2 October 1953:
Honeymoon On A Rocket Ship / The Ring (G 25376)
The Blacksheep's Return To The Fold / The Kelly Gang (G 25387)
In Daddy's Footsteps / I'd Rather Have A Pony Than A Girl
22 June 1955:
I've Mortgaged The Farm Again / Sailor Boy
Away Out On The Plain / Ben Hall The Bushranger
Busy Buzzin' Round / A Yellow Dog's Love
There's Sunshine On My Side Of The Street / She Left Me For The Joys Of Gold
5 October 1956:
It Sure Makes You Wonder, Don't It? / Christmas Boogie /
Rocky Roundup Show / Our Wedding (G 25480)
Little Red Bonnet / Kings Cross Boogie
Answer To Missing In Action / The Ringer (G 25462) / (45 - DO - 4052)
Mareeba Rodeo / Poison Darts
Mummy Didn't Tuck Me Into Bed Last Night / Lest We Forget
29 August 1958:
Flynn Of The Inland / My Dream Of Hank And Jimmie (45 - DO - 3987)
I'll Stroll Down Memory Lane With You / Don't Forget Me Little Darling (45 - DO – 3988)
The Prisoner's Song / On An Ocean Of Broken Dreams (45 - DO - 3989)
In The Doghouse / Bowlegged Stockman (45 - DO - 3990)
18 September 1959:
Hank, It Will Never Be The Same Without You / Aren't I Lucky (45 - DO - 4104)
Rocking Alone In An Old Rocking Chair / Rhythm Of The Roundup (45 - DO - 4105)
Polling Day / Dave Sands (45 - DO - 4106)
24 March 1960:
Anybody's Lover / The Nightmare (45 - DO - 4133)
Christmas Blues / What's The Use (45- DO – 4134)
The Snowy Mountains / Ten Years (45 - DO - 4135)
22 September 1960:
Under Western Skies / When The Cactus Is In Bloom (45 - DO - 4160)
The Panther / The Spice Of Life (45 - DO - 4161)
My Sleepy Valley Home / Roley (45 - DO - 4162)
1 December 1961:
Mother Went A-Walking / Crazy (DO - 4163)
I Went Home To Mother / Teardrops (45 - DO - 4252)
Journey's End /
1 December 1962:
True Friends Are So Few / Rockin' Cowboy (45 - DO - 4384)
Gonna Ride Till The Sun Goes Down / My Sleepy Valley Home (Recut)
20 May 1963:
Please Light The darkness For Me / Ive Forgotton How To Cry (45 - DO - 4381)
Snow On The Mountain / Back To Alice Springs (45 - DO - 4383)
When Jesus Calls / The Cross Of Jesus (45 - DO - 4382)
The Rules Of Love (not released until 1979) / Horse Teams (not released until 1979)
26 February 1964:
Way Up North / Pal Of My Heart (45 - DO - 4462)
I'm Moving Out / Pretty Girl (DO - 4463)
I've Been Around / A Letter To Slim (DO - 4464)
EMI/COLUMBIA 33⅓ RPM ALBUMS:
BUDDY WILLIAMS SINGS JIMMY RODGERS (1962) 330SX 7665. NOTE: This album was re-released at a later date under the same name except with different album cover artwork. Columbia OEX 9659.''''Also note Jimmie Rodgers name spelt "Jimmy" on album cover on both versions of albums.
Moonlight And Skies (8 January 1962) / Mother Was A Lady (8 January 1962) / For The Sake Of Days Gone By (8 January 1962) / Gambling Polka Dot Blues (30 October 1951) / Daddy And Home (8 January 1962) / My Old Pal (9 January 1962)
Dear Old Sunny South By The Sea (8 January 1962) / Hobo Bill's Last Ride (9 January 1962) / Mother, The Queen Of My Heart (10 January 1962) / When The Cactus Is In Bloom (22 September 1960) / She Was Happy Till She Met You (9 January 1962) / Nobody Knows But Me (9 January 1962)
BUDDY WILLIAMS SINGS OUTBACK BALLADS: (19??) 330SX 7644
Where The Roly Poly Grass Rolls O'er The Plain (22 December 1943) / Rhythm In The Saddle ## (16 March 1945) / Music In My Pony's Feet (22 December 1943) / The Flying Doctor (30 October 1951) / Pioneering Days (25 March 1948) / Where The White Faced Cattle Roam (18 May 1942)
The Bushman's Rodeo ## (16 March 1945) / My Sunny Southern Home (25 March 1948) / The Swagman's Friend (3 July 1953) / The Stockman And The Outlaw (25 March 1948) / The Drover's Song (16 March 1945) / The Cowboy's Life Is Good Enough For Me (14 May 1940)
NOTE: ## duet with Lenore Miller
The following 33 ⅓ rpm compilation albums of previously released recordings were made possible by the use of original 78rpm and 45 rpm records from the collection of record collector and music historian Ray Faulks. He also provided detailed cover notes with a description of each song on the album.
BUDDY WILLIAMS "I'LL STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH YOU": (1978) EMI EMB.10402
(They Call Me) The Rambling Yodeller (7 September 1939) / Let's Grow Old Together ** (7 July 1941) / The Cowboy's Life Is Good Enough For Me (14 May 1940 ) / Where The White Faced Cattle Roam (18 May 1942) / The Australian Hillbilly (20 November 1941) / Overlander Trail (13 September 1939) / Music In My Pony's Feet (22 December 1943)
Happy Cowboys (25 November 1940) / Little Red Bonnet (5 October 1956) / I'll Stroll Down Memory Lane With You (29 August 1958) / My Sleepy Valley Home (24 May 1962) - (Version 2) / The Rules Of Love (20th May 1963, not released until May 1978 due to copyright issues) / Back To Alice Springs (20 May 1963) / Horse Teams (24th May 1962, not released until May 1978 due to copyright issues)
NOTE: ** duet with Bernie Burnett
BUDDY WILLIAMS "BUSHLAND OF MY DREAMS": (1979) EMI EMB.10441
Happy Jackaroo (14 May 1940) / Brown-Eyed Sweetheart Of Mine ## (16 March 1945) / Dear Old Dorrigo (18 November 1952) / When The Candle Lights Are Gleaming ** (20 November 1941) / Murrumbidgee Blues (18 June 1951) / Down By The Old Beaten Trail (20 November 1941) / Where The Lazy Murray River Rolls Along ## (16 March 1945)
Riding Home At Sundown (22 December 1943) / Under The Old Wattle Tree (14 May 1040) / Bushland Of My Dreams (22 December 1943) / Beneath The Queensland Moon (21 September 1950) / Sunny Australian Sweetheart ** (22 December 1943) / Little Jackaroo (21 September 1950) / My Moonlight Lullaby (7 September 1939)
NOTE: ** duet with Bernie Burnett / ## duet with Lenore Miller
BUDDY WILLIAMS "BLAZIN' THE TRAIL": (1983) EMI EMB.10509
Blazin' The Trail (18 May 1942) / Poison Darts (5 October 1956) / The Shearer's Goodbye (25 November 1940) / The Dying Soldier's Prayer (20 November 1941) / The Swagman's Friend (3 July 1953) / Stockmen In Uniform ** (22 December 1943) / The Drover's Song (16 March 1945)
Headin' For The Warwick Rodeo (14 November 1941) / The Spirit Of Progress (3 July 1953) / That Dapple Grey Bronco Of Mine (7 September 1939) / Wonder Valley (18 May 1942) / The Flying Doctor (30 October 1951) / Rhythm In The Saddle ## (16 March 1945) / Memories Of Home (25 November 1940)
NOTE: ** duet with Bernie Burnett / ## duet with Lenore Miller
BUDDY WILLIAMS "OVER HILLTOP AND HOLLOW": (1985) EMI AX 701217
Lonesome For You Mother Dear (7 September 1939) / The Australian Bushman's Yodel (14 May 1940) / Over Hilltop And Hollow (13 September 1946) / There' Another Angel In Heaven (30 October 1951) / Honeymoon On A Rocket Ship (2 October 1953) / Back Street Affair (18 November 1952) / Where The Roly Poly Grass Rolls O'er The Plain (22 December 1943)
Kings Cross Boogie (5 October 1956) / Christmas Bells (18 November 1952) / The Crepe Upon The Little Cabin Door (14 July 1941) / Our Wedding (5 October 1956) / Freight Train Blues (18 June 1951) / Too Old To Cut The Mustard (18 November 1952) / I'll Be Back Never Fear (20 November 1941)
THE IMMORTAL BUDDY WILLIAMS "AWAY OUT ON THE PLAIN": (1987) EMI AX 701370
The Old Sundowner (3 July 1953) / Australia's Kitty Gill (3 July 1953) / Away Out On The Plain (22 June 1955) / A Yellow Dog's Love (22 June 1955) / Mareeba Rodeo (5 October 1956) / Pioneering Days (25 March 1948) / The Wandering Gambler (25 November 1940)
I'd Rather Have A Pony Than A Girl (2 October 1953) / Wingie The Railway Cop (20 November 1941) / The Kelly Gang (2 October 1953) / Bushland Paradise ## (16 March 1945) / The Ringer (5 October 1956) / Chain Lightning The Outlaw (13 September 1946) / Going Home (25 November 1940)
NOTE: ## duet with Lenore Miller
A TRIBUTE TO BUDDY WILLIAMS - OUR BUDDY: (1985) EMI AX 701410: A tribute album released on "Nicholls 'N' Dimes" through EMI Axis. Duets from various artists overdubbed on previously released Buddy Williams RCA recordings from the RCA Album "Big Country Muster" (1983) VAL 1 0430. NOTE: With the exception of "I Like Country Music" with Tex Morton, previously released.
I Like Country Music (With Tex Morton) / Suvla Bay (With Johnny Ashcroft & Gay Kaylor) / Where The White Faced Cattle Roam (With Reg Lindsay)/ Camooweal (With Alan Hawking) / The Overlander Trail (With Smokey Dawson)
By A Fire Of Gidgee Coal (With Slim Dusty) / Highway Man (With Nev Nicholls) / The Big Banana Land (With Heather McKean) / Back To Those Rolling Plains (With Gordon Parsons) / Over Hilltop And Hollow (With Shirley Thoms) / Wild River (Kevin King)
A large number of 45 rpm singles and at least two Extended Play 45 rpm E.P.'s were released by EMI over the years, of previously released recordings from 78 rpm Gramaphone records. These were released under the EMI Columbia label.
EMI: EXTENDED PLAY 45 RPM:
WEDDING BELLS: (1951) EMI SEGO 70035
When The Candle Lights Are Gleaming **(14 November 1941) - (Version 1)
Let's Grow Old Together **(14 November 1941) - (Version 1)
Wedding Bells (18 June 1951) - (Version 1)
Murrumbidgee Blues (18 June 1951)
NOTE: ** duet with Bernie Burnett
THE KELLY GANG: (1957) EMI SEGO 70047
The Blacksheep's Return To The Fold (2 October 1953)
The Kelly Gang (2 October 1953)
Mareeba Rodeo (5 October 1956)
Poisoned Darts (5 October 1956) - (Version 1)
EMI 45 rpm – Special Release: Headin' For The Warwick Rodeo / The Bushman's Rodeo (1981) EMI −601
Headin'For The Warwick Rodeo (14 November 1941) - (Version 1) / The Bushmen's Rodeo (16 March 1945) - (Version 1)
NOTE: ** This 45rpm single was released by EMI in 1981 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first release of "Headin' For The Warwick Rodeo".
EMI COMPACT DISK (CD) RELEASES: BUDDY WILLIAMS "UNDER WESTERN SKIES - (1991) - (8380202)
BUDDY WILLIAMS REGAL ZONOPHONE COLLECTION - VOL 1 (1997) 3 CD
ROCKET GROUP PTY LTD COMPACT DISK (CD) RELEASES:
BUDDY WILLIAMS - LAST OUTBACK ENTERTAINER - (3CD) Released July 12th 2011
THE FOLLOWING RECORDINGS FOR RCA RECORD COMPANY:
RCA 33 ⅓ RPM ALBUMS:''
BUDDY WILLIAMS REMEMBERS: (19th January 1965) L 101594 NOTE: This album issued with two different versions of album covers and was later re-released on the RCA Camden label with different album cover artwork as "WHERE THE WHITE FACED CATTLE ROAM": (1974) VCL 1-0033 STEREO.
NOTE: All songs on album new recordings of previously recorded songs, all version 2.
Music In My Pony's Feet / Poison Darts / Chain Lightning The Outlaw / That Dapple Grey Bronco Of Mine / The Flying Doctor / I'll Stroll Down Memory Lane With You
Where The White Faced Cattle Roam / Brown Eyed Sweetheart Of Mine / Little Red Bonnet / Where The Lazy Murray River Rolls Along / The Overlander Trail / The Orphan Boy And His Dog
FAMILY ALBUM - BUDDY WILLIAMS with KAYE and HAROLD WILLIAMS and The Overlanders - (19 January 1966) L 101693 - NOTE: Additional songs on album by other members of the Williams family..
Honeymoon On A Rocket Ship / I Wonder Where You Are Tonight (Harold) / The Blue Velvet Band / I Fall To Pieces (Kaye) / Missing In Action / Do What You Do Do Well
By The Silvery Moonlight Trail / A World Of Our Own (Kaye) / Old Shep (Version 1) / If I Ever Get Rich Mum (Harold) / Talk Back Trembling Lips (Kaye) / Twenty Miles To Nowhere
BUDDY WILLIAMS REMEMBERS VOL:2: (1967) L 101786 NOTE: This album was re-released on the RCA Camden label with different album cover artwork as "HEADIN' FOR THE WARWICK RODEO": (1974) VCM 1-0037.
NOTE: All songs on album new recordings of previously recorded songs, all version 2.
Headin' For The Warwick Rodeo / The Shearer's Goodbye / The Maple On The Hill / I'll Be Back Never Fear / The Dying Soldier's Prayer / Happy Cowboys
I've Mortgaged The Farm Again / The Old Sundowner / My Sunny Southern Home / My Sunny Southern Home / There's An Empty Bunk House In The Bunkhouse / Under The Old Wattle Tree / Away Out On The Plain
THE WILLIAMS FAMILY - Buddy, Kaye & Harold: (1968) SL 101801 / L 101801 - NOTE: Additional songs on album by other members of the Williams family.
The Road Train Driver's Song / Before The Ring On Your Finger Turns Green (Kaye) / A Satisfied Mind / The Green, Green, Grass Of Home (Harold) / The Lonely Boundary Rider / The Violet And A Rose (Kaye)
He Rode The Strawberry Roan / I've Cried A Mile (Harold) / The Soldier's Sweetheart / Don't Fall In Love With A Married Man (Kaye) / Candy Apple Red (Harold) / The Wanderer's Curse
SONGS OF THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK: (1967) RDS-26-9. NOTE: Re-recorded for a boxed set issue for Reader's Digest "Country And Western Music Jamboree". This boxed set contained 10 albums, this album being number 9 in the boxed set.
Where The White Faced Cattle Roam (Version 3) / Beautiful Queensland / When The Rain Tumbles Down In July / The Pub With No Beer / Game As Ned Kelly / Les Dingo (Version 2)
Lofty (Version 2) / Mandrake (Version 2) / Sweeney / Little Boy Lost / My Pal Alcohol / Billy Brink The Shearer
BUDDY SINGS HANK: (1968) SL 101820 / L 101820 '''NOTE: This album was re-released under the RCA Camden label as "Help Me Understand" (1979) RCA CAMS −193 Stereo. The album also had different album cover artwork.'''
If You've Got The Money / Your're Cheatin' Heart / I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry / Take These Chains From My Heart / Jambalaya (On the Bayou) / I Dreamed About Mama last Night
Kaw Lija / Wedding Bells / Hey Good Lookin' / Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw / I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love With You) / Help Me Understand
A FAMILY AFFAIR - Buddy, Kaye and Harold Williams: (1968) SL 101827 NOTE: Additional songs by Williams family members
Rockin' Cowboy (Version 2) / Cadillac Lane (Harold) / Dear Old Sunny South By The Sea (Version 2) / Before I'm Over You (Kaye) / Gonna Ride Till The Sun Goes Down (Version 2) / Hey Good Lookin' ( Kaye and Harold)
The Bushman's Rodeo (Version 3) / Then And Only Then (Kaye) / Where The Sun Seldom Shines / This Divorce (Kaye) / Modern Cinderella (Harold) / Wagon Wheels
THE COWBOY'S LIFE IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME: (1969) SL 101847 NOTE: This album was re-released under the RCA Camden Special Series label (1972) Stereo OCMS – 180, with the same album name but with minor changes to the rear album cover artwork.
Where The Roly Poly Grass Rolls O'er The Plain (Version 2) / The Busmen's Rodeo (Version 2) / Ridin' Down The Valley (Version 2) / The Cowboy's Life Is Good Enough For Me (Version 2) / The Sad Eyed Zebu Steer / The Backbone Of The Land
The Sounds Of The Bush At Night / Ridin' Home At Sundown (Version 2) / Mad Sam Fuller / The Australian Hillbilly (Version 2) / Pioneering Days (Version 2) / Rockin' Cowboy (Version 3)
SENTIMENTAL BUDDY: (1969) SL 101851
The Maple On The Hill (Version 3) / The Crepe Upon The Little Cabin Door (Version 2) / Big River / Whisper Your Mother's Name / Mt Pretty Quadroon (Version 2) / The Blame Could Be On You
Heartaches For A Wife / She Was Happy Till She Met You (Version 2) / Teardrops (Version 2)/ What Good Is The Sunshine / Heartaches And Tears / My Old Pal (Version 2)
BUDDY N' SHORTY: (1970) SL 101899. NOTE: This album was re-released with different album cover artwork as "The Big Banana Land" (1973), with two versions, RCA Camden CAMS – 186 and RCA VAL 1 0723.''''
The Big Banana Land (Version 1) / Jacaranda Blue / The Toy Telephone / The Buggy And Pair / Sugar Cane Country / Who Can Make A Flower
The Little Banana Boy / The Echo Mountain Song / White Backed Swallows / The Blue Mountains Of The Macleay / The Old South Wind / The Hills Of Old Hickey's
HARD TIMES: (1971) SL 101900
Big Flat Top Guitar / Hard Times / The Country Bumpkin / Pretty Nellie / The Drought / The Big Road
That's Me Game / Four Sons / Bega Valley / Don't Quit / A Soldier's Dream / Just Across The River
ALONG THE OUTBACK TRACKS: (1972) SL 102061 NOTE: This album was re-released under the RCA Camden label with slightly different album cover artwork, the front cover was the same as the original release, but the rear cover was slightly different. It was re-released under the same album name in 1978, VCL 1–7356.
Back O' Bourke / The Fighting Jackaroo / Namatjira Sleeps / Mother's Old Wedding Ring / The Modern Stockman / The Story Of Gertrude's Grave
My Hunter River Valley Home / Nana's Gone / Bushland Blues / Toy Telephone Prayer / The Drought Song / My Land Australia
AUSSIE ON MY MIND: (1972) MSL 102227. NOTE: This album was re-released under the same name (1977) RCA VAL 1-0138 PURE GOLD. The cover artwork was slightly different on the rear cover.
Big One / Aussie On My Mind / Farewell Wally / Just A Name On The Wall / The Land Where Whitey's Gone / Let's Grow Old Together (Version 2)
Waitin' For A Train / Another Broken Heart On Lonely Street / The Pill / The Bogged Bullock / Snow On The Mountain (Version 2) / Stockmates
COUNTRY TOUCH: (1975) VPL1 0055
The Knockabout / Country Touch / Don't Put Any Flowers On My Grave / The Condamine Bell / My Queensland Texas Rose / The Bushman And The Redback
Make Yourself At Home / When We Lived On The Farm / The Ghan To Alice Springs (Version 1) / The Farmer And The Drought / The Tail End Of A Spree / The Blackstump Legend
HITTIN' THE ROAD AGAIN: (1975) VPL1 0072
Getting Away From It All / Hittin' The Road Again / Rough Road To Darwin / When The Brumbies Come To Water / Bill Allen / Native People's Polka
The Camden Train / My Alice Springs Home / The Days Of The Bullock Drays / The Byro Plains / Lets Ride At The Rodeo / Bush Selection Days
THANKS TO YOU: (1975) VPL1 0089
Camden Waters / Thanks To You / The Donkey Vote / The Lord Only Knows / I've Held An Angel's Hand / The Wreck Of The Tasman Bridge
35 Wonderful Years / Where The Pretty Yellow Wattle Grows / Blue Melody / The House On The Hill / Who Am I / Two Red Apples
THE HAPPIEST DAYS OF MY LIFE: (1976) VPL1 0128
The Old Fashioned Homestead / Buddy Williams At The Opera House (Version 2) / The Mighty Moonbi Range / The Letter Edged In Black / You'll Only Have One Mother / Trial Bay Gaol
The Happiest Days Of My life / My Desert Rose / It's Amazing / Somebody's Mother / Don't Go Away / The Ballad Of The Blue Mountains
FARMING'77: (1977) VPL1 0151
Farming' 77 / I Wouldn't Swap Old Pete For A Rolls / The Chicken's Last Walk To The Wood Heap / Scent Of Gum And Wattle / It's A Big Country, Australia / How Dooley Skipped The Rope
Special Mother / Dogger Dan / Those Good Old Friends Of Mine / When The Apple Picking Starts / Big Country / We'll Be Shearing In A Week
TRUCKS AND TRAINS: (1978) VPL1 0161
Wingie The Railway Cop (Version 2) / Johnny's Gone Trucking / Spirit Of Progress (Version 2) / A Truckie's Story / Freight Train Yodel / Interstate Liner
Freight Train Blues / Tornado Tim The Truckie / On The Gundagai Line / Queensland Billy / The Ghan To Alice Springs (Version 2) / High Powered Drover
WHAT A DREARY OLD WORLD IT WOULD BE: (1978) VAL 1 0251
What A Dreary Old World It Would Be / The Great Ross Rodeo / A Mother's Plea / Too Many Parties, Too Many Pals / Rusty Regan / My Old Dog Stumpy
Where The Winding Wollondilly Rolls Along It's Weary Way / The Good Old Days / They Wouldn't Have A Clue / Judge Them Not / Which Way Will You go
RAMBLIN' ROUND: (1979) VPL1 0150
The Hills Around My Home / You Can Have It / Beyond The Setting Sun (Version 2) / Spring Wattle Waltz / Ramblin' Round / Wagon Train
Smokey Mountain / I'll Be Home For Christmas / Voices In The Wilderness / Under The Old Southern Cross / The Dying Mother's Prayer / The World We Live In
WONDER VALLEY: (1980) VAL1 0312
Wonder Valley (Version 2) / It's All Over Now Over You / Prisoner's Song (Version 2) / Christmas Time In Tamworth / East Side West Side / Chilly Chilly Winds
Down By The Old Beaten Trail (Version 2) / Sunshine Of Life / Stockmen In Uniform (Version 2) / My Sunny Australian Sweetheart (Version 2) / There's Another In My Place / Crazy Heart
AN OLD HILLBILLY FROM WAY BACK: (1981) VAL1 0360
An Old Hillbilly From Way Back / Pretty Blue Ribbons / The River's Coming Up / The Midnight Flyer / Dear Old Doctor Mum / A Bushman Growing Old
Highway Man (Version 1) / The Ass / The Stock Camp Cook / When Harry Drove The Horseteam / Dreaming Of you Again / Don't Do That To Me
A MAN AND HIS GUITAR: (1982) VAL1 0367
A Man And His Guitar / The Drought Of Forty Six / Down Where The Weeping Willows Grow / The Reasons Why / The Cunnamulla Fella's Wedding / A Room Full Of Old Gold Records
Rocking In A Rocket Ship / Driving Down The Putty / I'll Never Ever Hold Your Love / My Kimberley Home / The Ballad Of Charlie Fletcher / I've Loved And Lost
A BREATH OF COUNTRY AIR: (1982) VAL1 0377
A Breath Of Country Air / Things I Treasured Most / Only A Bushman Would Know / The heart Of The Golden West / The Drover's Days Are Over / Timber Country
The Overland Corner Song / The Scrub Bull / Oh What A Beautiful Day / Seven Years Is A Big Price To Pay / Take The World By The Tail / Big Rigs And Country Music
BIG COUNTRY MUSTER: (1983) VAL1 0430
Back To Those Rolling Plains / Over Hilltop And Hollow (Version 2) / Camooweal / Suvla Bay / Highway Man (Version 2) / Mother The Queen Of My Heart (Version 2) / By A Fire Of Gidgee Coals / The Blue Velvet Band (Version 2)
Wild River (Version 2) / The Overlander Trail (Version 3) / Wedding Bells (Version 2) / The Big Banana Land (Version 2) / Missing In Action (Version 3)/ Where The White Faced Cattle Roam (Version 4) / Old Shep (Version 2) / Our Milk And Honey Land
TAKE MY HAND: (1985) VAL1 0492
The Big White Volvo / Misery Needs Company / (It Looks Like) I've Missed Out Again / The Dog Who Is Guarding The Gate / Four Brothers / E.T.Goes Home
Top Town Of The North / Take My Hand / The Weight Watchers Club / The Home Town Hero /Wait, Wait, Wait / Dingo
HOW'S YOUR MEMORY: (1986) VPL1 0623
How's Your Memory / Fading Fast Away / Old Wallarawang / Dave Sands (Version 2) / Journey's End (Version 2) / The Kelly Gang (Version 2)
Pioneering Days (Version 3) / Way Up North (Version 2) / Flynn Of The Inland (Version 2) / The Wonderful Soupstone / Ben Hall The Bushranger (Version 2) / The Engineers Don't Wave From The Trains
THE BUSHLAND THAT I LOVE: (1986) VPL1 0635 Note: This album recorded in June 1986, was released after Buddy Williams died. SIDE 1:
The Bushland That I love / My Girl Of Yesterday / Our Sweetest Little Girl / Two Initials / The Things That Matter Most / Unemployment Blues
Bigger Than Biggenden / Take Me Back To Tamworth / I Like A Glass Of Beer / Down In The Huon Valley / The Lowest Scum On Earth
'RCA 33 ⅓ RPM COMPILATION ALBUMS OF PREVIOUSLY RELEASED RCA RECORDINGS:
COUNTRY STYLE WITH BUDDY WILLIAMS: (1970) CAMS - 152
Wild River (version 1) / Lofty (Version 1) / Lucky Horseshoe / Chapel Bells / We're Both Sorry Now ( with Kaye Williams )
My Wildflower State / Les Dingo (Version 1) / That Old Gum Tree / Black Diamond / This Particular Baby
BUDDY WILLIAMS - MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME: (1981) RCA SUMMIT SUPER SERIES DPL - 607
Make Yourself At Home / The House On The Hill / Hittin' The Road Again / The Happiest Days Of My Life / Let's Grow Old Together (Version 2) / Where The White Faced Cattle Roam (Version 2) / The Condamine Bell / The Hills Around My Home / The Chicken's Last Walk To The Woodheap
Tornado Tim The Truckie / Without Friends (What A Dreary Old World It Would Be) / Wonder Valley (Version 2) / Country Touch / Getting Away From It All / The Lord Only Knows (I've Held An Angel's Hand) / My Desert Rose / Just A Name On The Wall / You Can Have It
BUDDY WILLIAMS - REFLECTIONS: (1987) SPLP 1023
Where the White Faced Cattle Roam (Version 2) / Mandrake / Beautiful Queensland / The Fighting Jackaroo / Sweeney / Game as Ned Kelly / Little Boy Lost / The Big Banana Land / The Sad Eyed Zebu Steer / That Dapple Grey Bronco of Mine (Version 2):
The Pub with no Beer / Getting away from it all / The Sounds of the Bush at Night / When the Rain Tumbles Down in July / Little Red Bonnet (Version 2) / My Pal Alcohol / The Big Flat Top Guitar / He Rode the Strawberry Roan / The Australian Hillbilly (Version 2) / The Happiest Days of My Life
RCA: EXTENDED PLAY 45 RPM:
CATTLE TRAIN: (1966) RCA 20390
Cattle Train / My Homestead In The Pines
Jim / How Unlucky Can You Be
THE OLD NORTH QUEENSLAND LINE: (1968) RCA 20470
Riding That Old North Queensland Line / It's All Over Town
Suzanna From Kiama / That's My Country
BUDDY'S COUNTRY: (1983) TEP 0424 12" E.P.
Dingo / Over The Valley
Where The White Faced Cattle Roam (Version 4) / Our Milk And Honey Land
RCA: 45 RPM SINGLES:
BUDDY WILLIAMS with THE OVERLANDERS
Chapel Bells / We're Both Sorry Now ( with Kay Williams ) (A) (101604)
Lofty / My Windflower State (A) (101682)
Les Dingo / Lucky Horseshoe (A) (101724)
Wild River / This Particular Baby (101597)
That Old Gum Tree / Balck Diamond (101605)
The Big Banana Land / Who Can Make A Flower (July 1969) (101855)
The Sounds Of The Bush At Night / The Sad Eyed Zebu Steer (101857)
Back O' Bourke / Spider From The Gwydir (102097)
Buddy Williams At The Opera House (Version 1) / Mighty Moonbi Range (Released 1974) - (102399)
The Wreck Of The Tasman Bridge / 35 Wonderful Years (102748)
COVER VERSIONS AND INSTRUMENTAL RECORDINGS BY OTHER ARTISTS OF SONGS PREVIOUSLY RECORDED BY BUDDY WILLIAMS: ALSO TRIBUTE SONGS, THESE NOTED AS SUCH :
HILLBILLY CLASSICS - Featuring Kenny Arnott: (Dec.1954) PLANET RECORDS - PL 002 (33 ⅓ rpm Microgroove ) NOTE: # Denotes track previously recorded by Buddy Williams as a cover version. SIDE 1:
Blue Velvet Band / Soldier's Last Letter / Don't Make Me Go To Bed / Missing In Action # / My Daddy Is Only A Picture
Old Shep / The Letter Edged In Black / Orphan Boy And His Dog (B Williams) / In The Luggage Van Ahead / Sweeter Than The Flowers
THE SKILLET LICKERS: (1969) COLUMBIA - SEGO - 70174 (45 RPM EP) NOTE: Cover version of "Where The Lazy Murray River Rolls Along" by The Skillet Lickers also appears on the compilation album "We Can Sing A Country Song": (1982) EMI AXIS AX 1061
Where The Lazy Murray River Rolls Along (B Williams) / Grandfather's Clock
Old Joe Clark / Tramp On The Street
WILF CARTER SINGS SONGS OF AUSTRALIA: (1970) RCA - CAS 2362 NOTE: This album recorded by Canadian Wilf Carter also contains songs of Tex Morton, Buddy Williams and Slim Dusty. The album was also released in Canada under the same title but with slightly different album cover artwork. NOTE: # denotes tracks also recorded by Buddy Williams on previous albums as cover versions.
Pub With No Beer # / Little Red Bonnet (B Williams) / Headed For The Warwick Rodeo (B Williams) / Billy Brink The Shearer # / Where The White Faced Cattle Roam (B Williams) SIDE 2:
When The Rain Tumbles Down In July # / Beautiful Queensland # / Sweeney # / Harry The Breaker / Waltzing Matilda
BEST OF BUDDIES - RICK AND THEL CAREY: (1973) EMI COLUMBIA - SOEX 10016: NOTE: Also re-released on EMI DRUM as DRUM 8049.
Featuring The Music Of Buddy Williams SIDE 1:
Under The Old Wattle Tree / Memories Of Home / Riding Down The Valley / Stockmen In Uniform / Sunny Australian Sweetheart / Music In My Pony's Feet
Brown Eyed Sweetheart Of Mine / The Australian Bushman's Yodel / The Orphan Boy And His Dog / Where The Lazy Murray River Rolls Along / Where The White Faced Cattle Roam / What A Pal My Mother Might Have Been
CINDY DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE - BRYAN WATKINS: (1978) HADLEY RECORDS - HLP 1235
Cindy Doesn't Live Here Anymore / The Children Of Tomorrow / My Father's Voice / Hey Buddy! (This track is a tribute song) / Grey Eyes / Bushman's Paradise
If You Could Touch Her At All / Happy Heart / 16th Birthday / The Hand Of A Friend / My Angel, My Lover, My Wife / A Dream Of The Track
MY SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY - BRYAN WATKINS: (1979) HADLEY RECORDS - HLP 1241 NOTE: # denotes tracks also recorded by Buddy Williams on previous albums as cover versions.
I Remember When (Opening) / Song Of Granny / My Pony Whipstick / Old Shep # / The Soldier's Last Letter / Orphan Boy And His Dog (B Williams) / In Memory Of You Dear Old Pal / The Night I Stole Old Sammy Morgan's Gin
Put My Little Shoes Away / When That Someone You Love Doesn't Love You / Down At Charlie Gray's / Passing Of Cobber Jack / Old Friend / Flying Doctor (B Williams) / I Remember When (Closing)
REMEMBERING THOSE HILLBILLY HITS - REX DALLAS: (1982) HADLEY RECORDS HLP 1267 NOTE: # denotes tracks also recorded by Buddy Williams on previous albums as cover versions.
The Soldier's Last Letter / Parson Joe / Red River Valley / The Newsboy's Message (B Williams) / Take It Back And Change It For A Boy / Don't Ever Take The Ribbons From Your Hair
He Holds The Lantern / Buddy Williams Medley: Where The Lazy Murray River Rolls Along, Over Hilltop And Hollow, Where The White Faced Cattle Roam, The Overlander Trail, Music In My Pony's Feet (B Williams) / Old Shep # / The Blue Velvet Band #
LINDSAY BUTLER - TAMWORTH GUITAR: (1982) OPAL RECORDS - OLLP 519 (Instrumental Recordings)
Snowbird / Tamworth Guitar / Walk Away, Lets Forget / Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain / Flower Of The West / Tribute To Buddy Williams: Music In My Pony's Feet, The Orphan Boy & His Dog, Little Red Bonnet, Stockmen In Uniform, Beneath The Old Queensland Moon, Where The Lazy Murray River Rolls Along (B Williams). SIDE 2:
Winter Winds / You Win Again / White Rabbit / Last Date / Walk A Country Mile / Lovin' Her Was Easier
THE SMELL OF GUM LEAVES - JOHN WILLIAMSON: (1984) EMUSIC - FESTIVAL RECORDS - L 38245
Dad' Flowers / The Bush Barber / Good Tobacci When I Smoke / The Trees Have Now Gone / The Last Of The Pioneers (This track is a tribute song) / Queen In The Sport Of Kings / I've Always Been A Drover
I'm Fair Dinkum / (As Merv Currawong) Drunken Duncan / (As Chad Morgan) Stoned This Afternoon / Billabong / Only 19 / We Will Stop The War / I'll Be Gone
GENE BRADLEY RIFF with RIFF RAFF: ( 1985 ) MAC RECORDS (Australia) - J 051/S (45 RPM Single)
When The Spotlight Shines On You (This is a tribute track)
BARRY THORNTON - THE BIG HEART OF THE NORTH: (1986) SELECTION RECORDS - PRL 051 (Instrumental Recordings)
Darwin, The Big Heart Of The North / A Town Like Alice / Drinkers Of The territory / The Flying Doctor (B Williams) / The Overlander Trail (B Williams) / By A Fire Of Gidgee Coal / Namatjira
Kakadu Safari / My Heart Is Where The Roper Flows Tonight / Hobson's Choice / Camooweal / Where The White Faced Cattle Roam (B Williams) / Victoria River Ringer / The Territory Ringer
LINDSAY BUTLER - MY TRIBUTE TO BUDDY: (1986) HADLEY RECORDS - HLP 1301 (Instrumental Recordings)
Over Hilltop and Hollow / Aussie on my Mind / Wild River / Beyond the Setting Sun / That Dapple Grey Bronco of Mine / Wonder Valley
A Country Touch / My Sunny Australian Sweetheart / Kangaroo / Let's Grow Old Together / Little Jackaroo / Where The White Faced Cattle Roam
SHORTY RANGER - THE SINGING WANDERER: (1987) EMI AXIS AX 701379 NOTE: # denotes tracks also recorded by Buddy Williams on previous albums as cover versions.
The Ballad Of Bellbrook / The Land Where Time Stands Still / The Great Australian Sunrise / The Ruby Jane Waltz / Jimmy Was A Bit Like Me / It's All Over Now Over You # / Buddy's Song (This track is a tribute song)
Don't Cry My Darlin' / Mumma Was A good Man / Dongdingalong / Twilight / Second Class Mail / Take Me Bach To Nulla Nulla / Little Red Bonnet (B Williams)
MULTIPLE ARTIST CONTRIBUTION ALBUMS OR CONTRIBUTING ALBUMS:
JUST BETWEEN THE TWO OF US - KAYE WILLIAMS: (1970) RCA CAMDEN - CAMS - 158
Just Between The Two Of Us (Kaye) / Father May I (Kaye & Buddy) / Excuse Me For Livin' (Kaye) / Cry, Cry, Cry (Kaye) / Pick Me Up On Your Way Down (Kaye)
If I Were A Little Girl (Kaye) / D-i-v-o-r-c-e (Kaye) / Beer And Honey (Kaye & Buddy) / I Wouldn't Treat My Dog Like You Treat Me (Kaye) / Many Happy Hangovers (Kaye)
MY HOME ON THE SUNBURNT PLAINS: (1972) MUSIC FOR PLEASURE MFP - A 8074
My Home On The Sunburnt Plains (Slim Dusty) / The Taterville Women's Auxiliary Sewing Circle (Chad Morgan) / Main Road To Happiness (Dee Donavan) / Jody (Gordon Parsons) / I'm Falling In Love With You All Over Again (Johnny Ashcroft) / Talkin' Strine (Buster Noble)
Southorpe's Last Ride (Reg Lindsay) / 21st Birthday (Tex Morton) / Whatever Happened To Harry (Eddie Tapp) / I'm So Grateful (Jay Justin) / The Stairs That Namajira Climbed (Rick & Thel Carey) / Way Up North (Buddy Williams)
COUNTRY STYLE Vol 2: (1974) EMI COLUMBIA - OSX - 7637
The Rain Still Tumbles Down (Slim Dusty) / The Mareeba Rodeo (Buddy Williams) / Skuthorpe's Last Ride (Reg Lindsay) / You And Me (Rick And Thel) / The Tough Cane Cutter From The Isis (Chad Morgan) / The Ned Kelly Song (Tex Morton)
The Stockman's Last Bed (Tex Morton) / The Duckinwilla Dance (Chad Morgan) / No One But You (Rick And Thel) / Walkabout Rock And Roll (Reg Lindsay) / Prisoner's Song (Version 1 - Buddy Williams) / The Rutland Rodeo (Slim Dusty)
COUNTRY STAMPEDE VOL 2: (????) RCA SP-115
Reuben James (The Hamilton County Blue Grass Band) / Moonlight And Roses (Jim Reeves) / The Banks Of The Ohio (Porter Wagoner) / Seattle (Connie Smith) / Ringo (Lorne Green) / Where The White Faced Cattle Roam (Version 2 - Buddy Williams) / Birmingham Jail (Slim Whitman) / When You're Hot, You're Hot (Jerry Reed) / I'm Movin' On (Hank Snow) / Sea Of Heartbreak (Don Gibson)
She's Leavin' (Jim Ed Brown) / Silver Threads And Golden Needles (Skeeter Davis) / Phantom 309 (John Laws) / 500 Miles (Bobby Bare) / Coat Of Many Colours (Dolly Parton) / Old Shep (Wilf Carter) / Send Me The Pillow You Dream On (Hank Locklin) / Mule Skinner Blues (Jimmie Rodgers) / I've Got A Tiger By The Tail (Nev Nicholls) / Pickin' White Gold (Waylon Jennings)
To be continued.
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