Wagga Wagga - Tom Davidson and his Orchestra
From 1942 is a song about Wagga Wagga, a ‘Riverina paradise’, written by Frank Ottenson and recorded by Tom Davidson and his Orchestra. The Melbourne-based record label is an unusual one, probably meant only for radio airplay and pressed on a translucent brown vinyl rather than the more usual shellac. Later in the war Flying Officer Tom Davidson led the RAAF’s Entertainment Unit no. 2, based in Darwin (perhaps the whole band enlisted). Davidson’s band was active until at least the late ’50s when they backed singers such as Diana Trask and Ernie Sigley on recordings for W&G Records.