Festival - Sorta Country - L-15025 Majestic Compilations

Sorta Country – L-15025

Calander – SR66-438 (Festival)

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Track Listing

Mule Skinner Blues – REG LINDSAY
The Cat Came Back – TEX MORTON
Go On Girl – GARY SHEARSTON
Cold And Lonely (Is The Forecast For Tonight) – HEATHER MCKEAN
El Paso – JIMMY LITTLE
Cool Water – SMOKEY DAWSON
The Jockeys Are Striking – WEBB BROTHERS
(And Her Name Is) SCARLET – De KROO BROTHERS

I’ve Been Everywhere – LUCKY STARR
Fraulin – COL JOYE
I’ll Step Down – JUDY STONE
Come In Spinner – JOHN ASHE
On Our Selection – TEX AND MARY CROFT
They Gotta Quitt Kickin’ My Dog Around – REG LINDSAY
Still – JIMMY LITTLE
Disqualified Jockey – TEX MORTON

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Festival

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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