It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Slim Dusty

Slim Dusty was the most prolific and biggest-selling recording artist in Australia, with more than five million of his recordings sold on the domestic market of 20 million people and a status akin to the all-time greats in country music. In 2000, the 73-year-old Australian music legend released his 100th album.

He was born David Gordon Kirpatrick in Kempsey, NSW, Australia, and spent most of his younger days at a dairy farm. The first major influence on his career in music was his father, who liked to vocalize to the accompaniment of his fiddle playing when Kirpatrick was still a toddler. The event that changed his life forever took place when he was ten and heard an aborigine sing a song called "The Drunkard's Child." He was so fascinated, that same year he wrote his first song, "The Way the Cowboy Died." At age 11, he decided to rename himself Slim Dusty. In 1942, as a "seasoned performer" of 15, Slim talked his way into the studios of the local radio station, and at his own expense recorded two songs: "Song for the Aussies" and "My Final Song." He became a regular performer and in 1945 wrote his first classic, "When the Rain Tumbles Down in July." In November 1946, the singer hit the big smoke and in a Sydney studio recorded the six tracks which would be released as his first three 78 rpm singles, starting with "When the Rain Tumbles Down in July." By now, he had a part-time career in show business as an intermittent radio performer playing in music halls and tent shows. In 1952, he married country performer and songwriter Joy McKean.

By April 1957, Slim Dusty already had a recording career of ten-plus years behind him when he was scheduled to record four more songs, but only three had been chosen. At the time, Slim was traveling with Gordon Parsons, who was singing a song he'd written based on a poem by Dan Shean. Needing that extra song, Slim asked Parsons if he could record his song, thinking it would make a good B-side for a song called "Saddle Boy." Parsons had no problem with that as to him, "A Pub With No Beer" was just a novelty song. Months later, while Slim was working in outback Queensland, he was told that the B-side of his latest single had made the pop charts in Brisbane, and as the months rolled on "A Pub With No Beer" became the first-ever Australian-made single to reach the national number one spot. The record went on to reach number three in England, and also sold well in the U.S. For a long time, it was the biggest selling single in Australian music history.

From then on, the Slim Dusty career was assured. Unmistakable in his workman's hat with the turned down brim, Slim was the kind of country music performer America lamented having lost. He was someone who, throughout his 100-album career, sang songs about the Australian landscape and the people who occupy it, someone who toured the length and breadth of the land. The cream of Australian songwriters lined up to offer him songs. Over the years, Slim won every accolade possible, from Tamworth Music Awards Golden Guitars to his Member of the British Empire medal.

Slim's long journey came to an end in Sydney on September 19, 2003, the victim of kidney cancer. His importance to the Australian music landscape was immense. Just one example of his homeland's pride came in September 2000, when he was one of the Australian performers featured in the closing ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games. Slim was given the job of singing Australia's unofficial national anthem, "Waltzin' Matilda." No one else would have been as appropriate. ~ Ed Nimmervoll
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Songs In The Saddle

1. Man From The Never Never

2. When They Muster On The Golden Plain

3. The Rodeo Dance

4. Harry The Breaker

5. Sat'day In The Saddle

6. Springtime On The Range

7. Once When I Was Mustering

8. The Saddle Is His Home

9. My Pony Whipstick

10. Saddle Boy

11. Just Saddle Old Darkie

12. Mareeba's Rodeo Song

x

Track List: King Of Kalgoorlie

1. On My Road

2. Like A Family To Me

3. King Of Kalgoorlie

4. Still The Way I Feel

5. Straight Ahead

6. The Last Ride

7. Balladeers Of Australia

8. City Of Mount Isa

10. Sands Of Tanami

11. A Thousand Years Ago

12. Jim

x

Track List: The Nature Of Man

1. High, Wide And Handsome

2. When You're Short Of A Smoke

3. Keep The Lovelight Shining

4. How Will I Go With Him Mate

5. Love's Game Of Let's Pretend

6. To A Mate

7. I Love You Best Of All

8. When You're Short Of A Quid

9. Old Love Letters

10. The Nature Of Man

11. Our Wedding Waltz

12. I Must Have Good Terbaccy When I Smoke

x

Track List: Australian Bush Ballads

1. When The Rain Tumbles Down In July

3. The Old Rocking Horse

4. The Dying Stockman

5. Bill

6. The Black Velvet Band

7. A Word To Texas Jack

8. Cattle Camp Reverie

9. Whoa Bullocks Whoa

10. The Battle With The Roan

12. Itching Feet

x

Track List: Along The Road Of Song

1. The Showman's Song

2. Spending My Life In The Sun

3. I Must Have Good Terbaccy When I Smoke

4. Sweeney

5. Winter Winds

6. Whiplash

7. Down At Charley Gray's

8. Along The Road Of Song

9. Travellin' Through

10. Queensland State So Fair

11. Losin' My Blues Tonight

12. Sunny Northern Rose

x

Track List: Columbia Lane - The Last Sessions

1. Blue Hills (In The Distance)

2. Rolling Down The Hill

3. Nature's Gentleman

4. Answer To Billy

5. Long Distance Driving

6. Gonna Take My Dog For A Run

7. Get Along

x

Track List: The Very Best Of Slim Dusty

1. Looking Forward Looking Back

2. A Pub With No Beer

3. Lights On The Hill

4. The Biggest Disappointment

5. Three Rivers Hotel

6. Ringer From The Top End

7. Where Country Is

8. Leave Him In The Longyard

9. Plains Of Peppimenarti

10. Duncan

11. Charleville

12. Indian Pacific

13. Sweeney (Live)

14. G'day G'day

15. Walk A Country Mile

16. When The Rain Tumbles Down In July

17. I'm Going Back To Yarrawonga (Live)

18. Old Time Country Halls

19. Camooweal

20. We've Done Us Proud

21. Country Revival

22. Cunnamulla Fella

23. By A Fire Of Gidgee Coal

24. Losin' My Blues Tonight

25. Walting Matilda

x

Track List: I'll Take Mine Country Style

1. Cunnamulla Feller

2. Daddy's Girl

3. Christmas On The Station

4. You'd Better Be Waiting

5. I'll Take Mine Country Style

6. The Drunkard

7. My Pal Alcohol

8. Along The Road To Gundagai

9. The Ace Of Hearts

10. If You Walk Out That Gate

11. Maple Sugar Sweetheart

12. Where The Dessert Flowers Bloom

13. Rose Of Red River Valley

14. Somebody's Mother

15. A Word To Texas Jack

x

Track List: Travelling Country Man

2. God's Own Singer Of Songs

3. Althea

4. Sadness And I Wander Home

6. If Those Lips Could Only Speak

7. The Rose In Her Hair

8. Streets Of Sydney

9. Jesus Takes A Hold

11. Foolin' Around

12. I Broke A Promise

13. I Heard The Bluebird Sing

14. Life Is Like A River

x

Track List: Aussie Sing Song

Disc 1

3. The Pub With No Beer

6. The Bells Of St. Mary's

9. The Answer To The Pub With No Beer

11. Bless This House

Disc 2

8. Sequel To The Pub With No Beer

x

Track List: Old Time Drover's Lament

Disc 1

1. You Can Never Do Wrong In A Mother's Eye

2. Paddy Gramp

3. Big Frogs In Little Puddles

4. The Old Rusty Bell

5. Answer To The Old Rusty Bell

6. Last Train To Nowhere

7. The Wild Life You Lead

8. Road Of Loneliness

9. When It's Lamplighting Time In The Valley

11. Road Train Blues

12. If Jesus Called On You

13. My Love's A Stranger Now

14. Morning Mail

15. Campfire Yarn

16. Old Men's Home

Disc 2

1. When You're Short Of A Smoke

2. Keep The Lovelight Shining

3. Love's Game Of Let's Pretend

4. I Love You The Best Of All

5. When You're Short Of A Quid

6. Where The Golden Sliprails Are Down

7. Middleton's Rouseabout

8. The Old Time Drover's Lament

9. Trumby

10. Grasshopper Loose In Queensland

11. If We Only Had Old Ireland Over Here

12. Sniff The Digger's Dog

13. Namatjira

14. Darwin (Big Heart Of The North)

15. The Frog

16. The Min Min Light

x

Track List: Looking Forward Looking Back

1. Looking Forward Looking Back

2. Never Was At All

3. There's A Rainbow Over The Rock

4. Matilda No More

5. The Bloke Who Serves The Beer

6. Paddy William

7. Clean Up Our Own Backyard

8. Old Time Country Songs

9. A Bad Day's Fishing

10. Port Augusta

11. Good Heavens Above

12. Hooks & Ride

13. Keela Valley Coals

14. Memories And Dreams

15. Looking Forward Looking Back (Reprise)

x

Track List: Land Of Lots Of Time

1. Easy Goin' Drifter

2. The Westerway Waltz

5. Keela Valley

6. The Old Woolshed Do

7. The Land Of Lots Of Time

8. Old Bush Mates Of Mine

9. Mad Jack's Cockatoo

10. Cosy Inn

11. Charley Gray's Barn Dance

12. The Old Rocking Horse

14. Bill

15. The Black Velvet Band

16. High, Wide And Handsome

x

Track List: Rarities

1. Song For The Aussies

2. My Final Song

3. Your Best Pal Is Mother

4. My Sweetest Lullaby

5. Born To Be A Yodeller

6. Heading For That Brumby Trail

7. The Soldier's Wife

8. Baby Of My Dreams

9. Lover's Lament

10. Happy Drover

x

Track List: 91 Over 50

1. Born A Travelling Man

2. I Hope They Fight Again

3. A Word To Texas Jack

4. How Will I Go With Him Mate

5. Must've Been A Hell Of A Party

6. Gum Trees By The Roadway

7. Do You Think That I Don't Know

8. Ned Kelly Was A Gentleman

9. Cattle Camp Crooner

10. Ringers Stomp

12. Kelly's Offsider

13. When The Rain Tumbles Down In July

14. Old Time Country Halls

x

Track List: Essentially Australian

x

Track List: Coming Home

1. The Only Way

2. Further Out

3. The Flying Doctor's Ball

4. Good Hard Dog

5. Old Bush Pub

6. Sale Day At St. Lawrence

7. Clara Waters

8. Nardoo Burns

9. Roy

10. Humpty Doo Waltz

11. Dinosaur

12. Lace Up Shoes

13. Yellow Gully

14. Tex Morton

15. Regal Zonophone

16. The World's Biggest Cedar Tree

17. The Only Time A Fisherman Tells The Truth

18. The Outback's Not So Wayback Anymore

19. Nebo Pub

20. Camp Cooks

21. My Old Cooloolah Home

22. Footsteps Coming Home

x

Track List: Cattle Camp Crooner

1. Arcadia Valley

2. Dry Weather Wind

3. Getting Away From It All

4. Casey's Luck

5. Old Tiboob'ra

6. Somewhere Up In Queensland

7. Cattle Camp Crooner

8. Ribs Cooked On The Coals

9. Relics Of The Past

10. Paddy Gramp

11. Horse And Hobble Days

12. The Wave Hill Track

x

Track List: From The Dusty Treasure Chest

1. The Pub With No Beer

2. Ringer From The Top End

3. The Lights On The Hill

4. Natural High

5. Charleville

7. Why Worry Now

8. Truthful Fella

9. My Pal Alcohol

10. Been A Fool Too Long

11. Waltzing Matilda

12. When The Rain Tumbles Down In July

13. I'm Going Back Again To Yarrawonga

16. Christmas On The Station

19. The Pub With No Beer

x

Track List: I Haven't Changed A Bit

1. Australia Is His Name

2. Coming Down The Barkly

3. Callaghan's Hotel

4. The Pub Rock

5. Drowning My Blues

6. Life Is Like A River

9. Aussie Dog House Blues

10. The Melbourne Cup

12. This Country Of Mine

13. Goldrush Country

14. Never Mind

x

Track List: Just With Old Friends

1. About This Hat

2. I'll Meet Him Tomorrow

3. That Old Blue Dog Of Mine

4. The Round Table

5. Gates

6. Old Gilbert

8. Stock Horses

9. Joe Palmer's Ghost

10. The Drover's Yarn

11. Lawson's Ghost

12. Catching Yellow Belly (In The Old Barcoo)

x

Track List: Ramblin' Shoes

1. The Rain Still Tumbles Down

3. Travellin' Through

7. Music My Dad Played To Me

8. Happy Jack

10. If I Only Had A Home Sweet Home

17. Camooweal

18. Ramblin' Shoes

20. Ridin' This Road

21. I've Been There (And Back Again)

x

Track List: Ramblin' Shoes Vol.2

x

Track List: To A Mate - Slim DustyRemembers Mack Cormack

1. To A Mate

2. A Picture Of Home

3. Happy Jack

4. The Frog

6. How Will I Go With Him Mate

7. That Was Years Ago

8. Cattle Camp Reverie

10. So Long, Old Mates

11. Give It A Go

12. Old Mates

x

Track List: Trucks On The Track

Disc 1

1. Give Me The Road

2. The Angel Of Goulburn Hill

6. Danger! Road Train

7. Highway One

8. Roaring Through The Night

9. Kelly's Offsider

10. Just Can't Miss It Mate

11. The Great Australian Whinger

12. Road Train Blues

Disc 2

1. Three Hundred Horses

2. Long Black Road

3. I'm Married To My Bulldog Mack

4. Trucks On The Track

5. From Here To There And Back

6. Dribbler Bill

7. Dieseline Dreams

8. Fill 'er Up

9. Home Cookin'

10. Trucks, Tarps, And Trailers

11. Dogs, Dust, And Diesel

12. That's Not Me

x

Track List: Who's Riding Old Harlequin Now?

1. Who's Riding Old Harlequin Now?

2. Nulla Creek

3. Every Little Bit Of Australia

4. Old Dan

5. The Brass Well

6. Your Country's Been Sold

7. Banjo's Man

8. Old King Coal

9. Last Thing To Learn

10. I Guess You Have

11. Captain Thunderbolt

12. It Takes A Drought

Comments

Report as inappropriate
No one will ever replace slim voice
Report as inappropriate
Slim is a great yodeler and singer but he lacks the delta blues sound of Jimmie Rodgers and early Gene Autry Still, I do like him, just not gritty enough for my tastes.
Report as inappropriate
I had never heard of him, but he is very nice to listen to.
Report as inappropriate
This song really brightens the early morning hours...
Report as inappropriate
SO KOOL !! TRULY OUR TECHNOLOGY HAS REDEEMED ITSELF, WHEN SUCH A HUGE , INVALUABLE CHUNK OF CULTURE, CAN BE FOUND THIS EASY. YOWZA !!! I TOTALLY LOVE THE BURT MONROE STORY ( @LEAST AS MUCH AS I COULD SOAK UP FROM DA MOVIE, but then that's NEW ZEALAND, I realize their are some strong opinions, ANYWWAY, GOD BLESS SLIM DUSTY, DA GOOD PEOPLE OVER YONDER, DA FANS,FAMILY, & PANDORA ,4 SUCH RIGHTEOUS HISTORY BEIN SO AVAILABLE. 100 ALBUMS !!! STARTIN OUT YOUNG, T.C.B. & STAYIN TRUE 2 DA COUNTRY !! SO
Report as inappropriate
Slim Dusty music was played by my dad night n day. Grew up with his music as I'm a country boy at heart.
Report as inappropriate
The one n only on ya slim!!!
Report as inappropriate
Top Notch Artist
Report as inappropriate
Really good.
Report as inappropriate
Good
Report as inappropriate
Ah, Finally some music similar to my days of youth
Report as inappropriate
frank.schube r t
The best, tells it like Aus used to be.
Report as inappropriate
The good old days...
Report as inappropriate
Ditto
Report as inappropriate
love him
Report as inappropriate
chascullen5
Love Dusty's true country music! His singing will be played for decades more.
Report as inappropriate
Good on ya, mate !!! A dinkum aussie through and through.
Report as inappropriate
A total Pandora discovery. The guy is absolutely the best - and full of surprises - sings about the North instead of the west. Love it.
Report as inappropriate
This guy is good!
Report as inappropriate
railtie765
Great music I like to listen to.
Report as inappropriate
romnearose
I've been listening to Slim Dusty for many years and I loved his version of "Abalinga Mail".
Report as inappropriate
This is the first time I have heard of him. I like him. Thanks Pandora for introducing me.
Report as inappropriate
Talk bout doing a whole house with his albums.
Report as inappropriate
Whoa. Most people are either slim. Or dusty. Not both. And I don't think this ersatz hick has enough LPs out. Can't they add a few more to the catalogue?
Report as inappropriate
Ya dunno wot ya missin' iffing ya ain't herd Pub with No Beer, and lights over the Hill and 1,000s more...
oz bloke
Report as inappropriate
We need more of this music in the US.

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[93, 67, 125, 64, 105, 111, 66, 111, 74, 101, 90, 81, 102, 110, 117, 79, 124, 107, 107, 75, 118, 93, 93, 84, 76, 72, 71, 77, 113, 85, 75, 103, 84, 92, 80, 72, 117, 73, 88, 70, 123, 92, 87, 106, 114, 122, 109, 114, 72, 100, 69, 83, 88, 116, 88, 96, 70, 83, 93, 84, 71, 106, 68, 114, 107, 124, 67, 95, 101, 75, 90, 92, 125, 71, 120, 103, 91, 100, 104, 84, 90, 118, 125, 71, 100, 74, 97, 75, 106, 101, 103, 104, 86, 85, 70, 91, 121, 118, 106, 73, 97, 100, 106, 88, 95, 102, 71, 120, 92, 77, 104, 116, 97, 109, 68, 112, 124, 88, 73, 115, 80, 110, 127, 84, 114, 116, 80, 66, 78, 102, 100, 104, 124, 72, 78, 68, 76, 94, 86, 118, 107, 67, 124, 88, 67, 68, 111, 65, 123, 71, 118, 99, 92, 75, 107, 118, 96, 91, 108, 84, 83, 91, 91, 100, 66, 103, 97, 67, 118, 118, 95, 108, 106, 98, 105, 109, 99, 99, 96, 99, 75, 64, 121, 124, 106, 111, 126, 87, 125, 95, 122, 73, 123, 83, 113, 71, 94, 118, 92, 70, 87, 80, 107, 93, 73, 97, 106, 78, 75, 64, 64, 117, 100, 75, 81, 96, 113, 90, 123, 86, 86, 78, 110, 90, 112, 110, 66, 80, 124, 87, 82, 96, 126, 70, 73, 68, 97, 112, 112, 71, 99, 76, 84, 103, 90, 107, 110, 75, 125, 118, 113, 91, 84, 87, 96, 123, 88, 114, 91, 114, 76, 72, 74, 72, 117, 116, 71, 89, 121, 65, 69, 65, 73, 117, 88, 67, 90, 80, 92, 114, 74, 70, 89, 97, 99, 104, 66, 90, 81, 64, 123, 89, 122, 64, 66, 125, 102, 109, 127, 75, 80, 105, 103, 102, 124, 119, 120, 81, 107, 124, 117, 79, 126, 121, 90, 122, 98, 108, 108, 92, 72, 98, 83, 80, 75, 77, 87, 99, 102, 92, 100, 126, 69, 104, 67, 108, 100, 77, 79, 110, 101, 72, 125, 116, 76, 78, 96, 122, 81, 76, 77, 84, 67, 68, 72, 114, 108, 93, 89, 112, 125, 77, 99, 125, 77, 67, 111, 97, 107, 98, 71, 120, 110, 88, 124, 66, 102, 99, 91, 86, 81, 72, 121, 80, 72, 75, 120, 121, 105, 73, 121, 94, 78, 105, 69, 121, 68, 79, 69, 89, 120, 103, 123, 110, 100, 104, 68, 120, 101, 72, 66, 101, 82, 93, 84, 76, 124, 82, 69, 91, 84, 80, 110, 114, 64, 80, 102, 114, 70, 71, 117, 87, 116, 113, 123, 108, 84, 84, 126, 88, 123, 73, 74, 95, 98, 118, 88, 64, 88, 73, 87, 68, 82, 81, 108, 120, 69, 114, 103, 109, 110, 87, 126, 93, 127, 112, 85, 80, 95, 117, 88, 103, 91, 120, 93, 115, 94, 115, 67, 88, 85, 124, 112, 89, 96, 112, 90, 92, 104, 121, 64, 93, 90, 116, 93, 126, 91, 120, 121, 66, 107, 113, 127, 72, 108, 107, 70, 101, 76, 123, 88, 68]