Shirley Thoms The Hadley Years 1970 – 72
Issued on CD for the first time January 2005 – When the history of Australian Country Music is written, an important place among the “greats” will have been long reserved for Shirley Thoms. She was the first Australian female country singer to record as a solo act, and was the first Queenslander to appear on commercial recordings. On 27th May 1941 a 16 year old Shirley made her first six contributions to Australia’s C&W disc heritage in the recording studio of EMI in Sydney, including the song for which she is still best known, “Where The Golden Wattle Blooms”. More recordings followed and then came a fourteen year break in her recording and musical career until her association with Hadley Records began in 1970. These are those final two album recordings, "Australia's Yodelling Sweetheart" and "Shirley Thoms". In 1980, Shirley Thoms was further honoured as the first female performer elevated to the Country Music Roll Of Renown.
Australia’s Yodelling Sweetheart
1. Where The Golden Wattle Blooms, 2. Born To Lose, 3. Where Is The Kingdom Of Heaven, 4. Amigo's Guitar, 5. I'm Living In Two Worlds, 6. Let's Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello, 7. Faithful Old Dog, 8. Last Thing On My Mind, 9. My Daddy Was A Yodelling Cowboy, 10. Waltz Of The Angels, 11. Teenagers' Waltz, 12. There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder.
13. Lie To Me, 14. Boy I Used To Know, 15. Sunday Morning Christian, 16. Let Me In, 17. P.E.A.C.E. 18. Big Girls Don't Cry, 19. How Long Is Time? 20. She's Mary, He's John And I'm Lonesome, 21. They Listened While You Said Goodbye, 22. This Land Is Your Land, 23. Ashes, 24. The Keeper Of The Key.