EarsOpen: Gordon Parsons

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Series: EarsOpen

A few months ago I somehow started listening to Australian country music from the 1950s and ’60s. One of the artists who stuck out for me was Gordon Parsons.

Here’s an undated recording of him (1970s is my guess?) on a television show performing a song entitled “No Indispensable Man” – based on a 1959 poem by the remarkably named Saxon White Kessinger. Advice I think many of us should consider.

If you liked that at all, here’s one of the touchstones of classical Australian country music: Slim Dusty - A Pub With No Beer.