Australian All Star Showcase – XL-31,063


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Festival - XL31063F - Australian All Star Showcase - EPs - Front cover

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Track Listing

Johnny O Keefe
I’m Counting On You
Right Now
Move Baby Move
I Thank You

Col Joye
Bye Bye Baby, Goodbye
Sweet Little Sixteen Twist
Oh Yeah Uh Huh
Sweet Dream of You

Come A Little Bit Closer
Get A Little Dirt on Your Hands
Sitting in the Moonlight
Gonna Raise a Ruckus Tonight
Unusual 3 EP set with each record devoted to a separate artist/group. Heavy cardboard book with plastic sleeves for each EP.

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Festival was one of the major Australian record companies. After a few ownership changes in the 1950s, stable ownership occurred under Rupert Murdoch. Their first compilations were tie ins with the popular TCN 9 television show Bandstand. Festival pressed records for multiple labels, and had Australia’s biggest stable of popular talent.

To get some sense of the scale of Festival you only need to look at the number of presses in operation. There were 26 of them producing about 900 records each day. That’s around 6.5 million discs per year. This was when the population of Australia was around 12 million people. (ABS – 1966)

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