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06 Jalopy 2:47 min – track sample


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06 Jalopy 2:47 min (original title – u dare nah goonah)

Jalopy began life as a multi didgeridoo experiment by Phil Conyngham exploring a fresh 4/4 beat and arrangement. Two years previously in 1990, Simon O’Dwyer had learnt an old Aboriginal song from singer song writer Joe Giea. Joe had learnt it from Chitty, originally from the Roebourne People of Western Australia. It describes an elder’s reaction to the local homesteads when they replaced the horse and cart with motor cars. Jalopy is probably the first traditional Aboriginal song to be covered in a completely new way.

Phil Conyngham – didgeridoo
Simon O’Dwyer – vocal
Cathy O’Sullivan – backing vocal
Mike Gissing – engineer
Mike Gissing, Phil Conyngham, Simon O’Dwyer – mastering
Recorded at Digital City Studios, Sydney, Australia, 1992


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