Dusty Rankin A Portrait of Dusty Rankin
In 1970, Hadley was very keen to release more Dusty Rankin material, so portable recording equipment was taken to Dusty's home in Victoria, and there he recorded 24 songs with just his own dobro guitar accompaniment. The recordings were returned to Tamworth, where backing was added by Tamworth Sound musicians Norm Bodkin - pedal steel; Bob Clark - guitar and dobro; John Minson - harmonica; Bill Woolard - fiddle; Tom Roach and Geoff Cuneo - drums; and Alan Lisle, Gary Brown and Frank Jones - bass guitar. These recordings were released on Hadley albums in 1971 and 1974. Dusty Rankin was honoured by elevation to the "Country Music Roll of Renown" in January 1996
As an added extra we’ve also included 4 songs never issued on LP. 4 songs on this collection also feature Dusty’s daughter Bernadette Hogan (*).
Little Dutch Girl, I Wonder If You Feel The Way I Do, Sway Back Pinto Pete, She Was Happy 'Till She Met You, Weep On My Shoulder*, Your Dreams Of Yesterday Are Gone, A Little Boy Whose Name Is Boyd*, Have I Told You Lately That I Love You, Wedding Bells, Hold On Little Doggie, Don't Say Goodbye If You Love Me, Ramblin' Around, Answer To the Blue Velvet Band , On The Trail to Home Sweet Home, Let's Pretend*, Country Girl *. * indicates tracks featuring Bernadette Hogan.