The Book of Australian Country Music
by Jazzer Smith (Editor)
The Berghouse Floyd Tuckey Publishing Group, 1984, [First Edition], ISBN 08143730, colour photographs throughout, photographic frontispiece, large format hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping edges and corners, no inscriptions, small mark to front end paper, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little creasing, rubbing to edges and corners, small tear/hole at back of dustjacket (see photographs)
“There has never been a book like this in the long and colourful history of Australian country music. And the first reaction is to ask why it has never been done before – why this remarkable tapestry of vast numbers of people, united in their common love for music of the people, has never been put into place.
The answer probably lies in the very lack of commercialism of country music. It does not have the trappings of the Boy George culture, or World Series Cricket, or Victorian football, or the temporary stars of temporary TV soap operas. It just quietly goes bout its business of enjoying music, selling more records than any other form of music, occupying more collective radio air time then any other form of music, and being a bridge across towns, across States and across oceans.”