Waltzing Matilda - Josh White

Title:
Waltzing Matilda - Josh White
Category:
NFSA ID:
471524
Year:
1951
Courtesy:
Photo from the Estate of Josh White (Sr.) and the Josh White Archives.
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Waltzing Matilda became a popular song with foreign folk singers of various kinds in the 40s and 50s. Singers like Burl Ives, William Clausen, Harry Belafonte and the South African duo of Marias & Miranda all recorded versions as well as this blues tinged example by African-American singer and guitarist Josh White from 1951. White had originally recorded the song in 1944 for a set of discs sold only to American servicemen and then again in 1947 for a four disc album on Decca records.

Photo courtesy of the Estate of Josh White (Sr.) and the Josh White Archives.

Performer:
Josh White
Production company:
London L1154