Contains 27 rare tracks, never before released on CD in digitally remastered form and out of print for several decades on vinyl - several only ever released on 78s!!
One of two famous Kiwi brothers, both of whom sang their way to fame with a combination of western music and country music. Brother Cole Wilson became lead vocalist with New Zealand's leading country band, The Tumbleweeds.
Les Wilson became famous for his western singing and his ability to paint pictures through the words of his songs. He wrote several songs that are still much recorded today.
Some of his songs like 'Roundup Time', 'Rollin' Wagons', 'Rockonover River' and 'The Wahine Song' have been recorded around the world by top artists. Now you can hear the originals.
A western-styled singer and yodeller showing strong influences from Wilf 'Montana Slim' Carter.
Features several duets with his wife, popular New Zealand western singer Jean Calder.
Includes previously unpublished photos provided by Les & Jean's son.
New liner notes by Country music writer and broadcaster Paul Hazell.
1. ROLLING DOWN THE GREAT DIVIDE
2. A PUB WITH NO BEER
3. OLD YELLOW MOON
4. THE WAHINE SONG (THE WAHINE'S FAREWELL) - w/Jean Calder
5. CROONIN' BACHELOR - w/Jean Calder
6. TOMORROW - w/Jean Calder
7. DEAR OLD DADDY OF MINE - w/Jean Calder
8. ROLLIN' WAGONS - w/Jean Calder
9. A GARDEN OF ROSES - w/Jean Calder
10. SILVER WINGS
11. THE FIRST SAD YEAR - w/Jean Calder
12. ROCK AND ROLL YODELLING SONG
13. MY MEMORIES - w/Jean Calder
14. THAT'S A SAD AFFAIR
15. DRIFTING ALONG
16. MOTHER OF A HONKY TONK GIRL - w/Jean Calder
17. MAY I SLEEP IN YOUR BARN TONIGHT, MISTER? - w/Jean Calder
18. LOST COWBOY - w/Jean Calder
19. BE CAREFUL OF STONES THAT YOU THROW
20. ROCKONOVER RIVER
21. HOW CAN YOU REFUSE HIM NOW? - w/Jean Calder
22. RAMBLING ROSE - w/Jean Calder
23. ROUNDUP TIME
24. DOWN THE TRAIL OF ACHING HEARTS - w/Jean Calder
25. WHITE DOVE - w/Jean Calder
26. ANSWER TO THE PUB WITH NO BEER
|Release Date||March 12th, 2020|
|UPC Bar Code No||604988 37612 8|
Les WILSON (The Otago Rambler) & Jean Calder - The Otago Rambler Sings And Yodels Country & Trail Songs
- Product Code: JASMCD 3761
- Availability: In Stock