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Boogie! Australian Blues, R&B and Heavy Rock from the '70s
Label: Festival (Australia)
Catalogue No: (FEST601001)
Format: Double CD (jewel case)
Released: 2012
 
Various Artists - Boogie
This double CD compilation, Boogie! Australian Blues, R&B and Heavy Rock from the '70s, is as the title suggests - a celebration of the blues-based sounds that dominated Australian music in the early 70s and onwards.

It features many of the all-time biggest names in Australian rock, including Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs, Chain, Cold Chisel, Daddy Cool, Skyhooks, Rose Tattoo, the Angels, Lobby Loyde & the Coloured Balls and Max Merritt & the Meteors, and numerous others that were household names back in the 70s, including the La De Da's, Madder Lake, Buffalo, Blackfeather, Spectrum, the Dingoes, Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons and Sports.

The 44-track collection features original cover art by Ian McCausland, who designed iconic cover and poster art for the likes of Daddy Cool, Chain and the Rolling Stones back in the day, as well in-depth liner notes by Jen Jewell Brown, one of the most incisive Australian rock critics of the day. It was compiled by David Laing, who anthologised Australian garage rock of the punk-era and beyond with the acclaimed Do The Pop! compilation some years ago.

The album will be the first release for the better part of a decade on the iconic Festival imprint which celebrates its 60th birthday in 2012. And speaking of anniversaries, the similarly-iconic Sunbury Festival, which featured many of the acts that appear on the compilation, turns 40 this year, making Boogie! as timely as it is rocking.
Tracklisting - Disc 1: (79:23 m:s)
  1. Worm-Turning Blues (2:57 m:s) - Ariel
  2. The Destiny Song (3:17 m:s) - Band Of Light
  3. C.C. Rider (4:08 m:s) - Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs
  4. Boppin' The Blues (3:15 m:s) - Blackfeather
  5. Sunrise (Come My Way) (3:44 m:s) - Buffalo
  6. Something To Say (5:30 m:s) - Buster Brown
  7. Your Feets Too Big (2:49 m:s) - Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band
  8. Black And Blue (3:53 m:s) - Chain
  9. Home And Broken Hearted (3:27 m:s) - Cold Chisel
  10. Flash (3:25 m:s) - Coloured Balls
  11. Daddy Rocks Off (4:38 m:s) - Daddy Cool
  12. Bird On A Wire (3:25 m:s) - Friends
  13. Esmeralda (3:10 m:s) - Indelible Murtceps
  14. She's So Hard To Shake (4:21 m:s) - Kahvas Jute
  15. Gonna See My Baby Tonight (3:21 m:s) - La De Da's
  16. 12lb Toothbrush (3:53 m:s) - Madder Lake
  17. I'm Your Satisfier (3:17 m:s) - The Master's Apprentices
  18. Dust My Blues (3:05 m:s) - Renee Geyer
  19. Bad Boy For Love (3:08 m:s) - Rose Tattoo
  20. I'll Be Gone (3:32 m:s) - Spectrum
  21. Guitar Band (3:21 m:s) - Stevie Wright
  22. Backlash Blues (3:58 m:s) - Wendy Saddington And The Copperwine

Tracklisting - Disc 2: (79:06 m:s)
  1. I Remember When I Was Young (4:01 m:s) - Matt Taylor
  2. Too Pooped To Pop (2:34 m:s) - The La De Das
  3. Goodbye (Astrid, Goodbye) (2:53 m:s) - Cold Chisel
  4. Come On Down (4:10 m:s) - The Dingoes
  5. Booze Blues (2:56 m:s) - Madder Lake
  6. Breaking My Back (4:17 m:s) - Sid Rumpo
  7. Captain Straightman (3:02 m:s) - Thump'n Pig & Puff'n Billy
  8. I'm Going Somewhere (3:29 m:s) - Kevin Borich Express
  9. Lucky (3:32 m:s) - Buffalo
  10. Darktown Strutters Ball (3:26 m:s) - Ted Mulry Gang
  11. Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again (3:23 m:s) - The Angels
  12. Mama Loves To (4:05 m:s) - Lobby Loyde & The Coloured Balls
  13. Most People I Know Think That I'm Crazy (4:20 m:s) - Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs
  14. Janie May (4:23 m:s) - The Ferrets
  15. Saturday Night (2:49 m:s) - Skyhooks
  16. I Love My Car (2:57 m:s) - Martin Armiger
  17. You Ain't Home Yet (2:19 m:s) - The Sports
  18. Ain't Got No Money (3:19 m:s) - Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons
  19. Hi Honey Ho (3:46 m:s) - Daddy Cool
  20. Fannie Mae (3:49 m:s) - Max Merritt & The Meteors
  21. Gertrude St Blues (4:59 m:s) - Chain
  22. Boogie (Part One) (4:44 m:s) - Carson