Kevin Shegog Kevin Shegog
How sad it was to hear of the passing of Kevin Shegog late last year, knowing that virtually none of his formidable catalogue was in print, nor had been for so many years. So it’s a most welcome addition to my CD library that I can now boast a full 20 track collection of his work. Of course the song that most folks these days would remember him by is the “One Small Photograph” re-recorded by Johnny Chester in the early 80’s, but his recordings were most significant 20 years before that, particularly around his Tasmanian homeland and his later home in Victoria. Reg Poole does a nice job in his liner notes explaining the significance of this Aussie classic, and congratulations must go to Terry Gordon (both ex W&G artists themselves) for making this collection available. One Small Photograph gets a run, as does Knoxville Girl, Wayward Rambler, Greyhound Blues and Little Kangaroo, but I guess we’ll have to look forward to a second edition to get the “Wolverton Mountain”. Can’t wait. Ron
Track List: One Small Photograph, Little Kangaroo, It's All In The Bag, Cops & Robbers, Little Frisco, Little Sister Laura, Don't Bug The Beetles,
Wayward Rambler, Knoxville Girl, The Black Lagoon, Knocks Out Of Life,
The Kid From Bendigo, Melbourne Airport Tullamarine, The Modern Living
Scene, The Old Arm Chair, Good Mornin' Darlin', Greyhound Blues, John
William Able, When The Stranger Walked In, Wealthy John.