Thursday, June 30, 2022

Jimmy Little [Aust] [RIP] - Discography

Jimmy Little - Discography 

Born: 01 March 1937 - Died: 02 April 2012
R.I.P.

James Oswald Little, was an Australian Aboriginal musician, actor and teacher, who was a member of the Yorta Yorta tribe and was raised on the Cummeragunja Reserve, New South Wales.

Jimmy started his professional career in 1951, as a singer-songwriter and guitarist, which spanned six decades. For many years he was the main Aboriginal star on the Australian music scene. His music was influenced by Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis and American country music artist Jim Reeves. His gospel song "Royal Telephone" (1963) sold over 75,000 copies, and his most popular album, Messenger, peaked at No. 26 in 1999 on the ARIA Albums Chart.

At the ARIA Music Awards of 1999, Little was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame and won an ARIA Award for Best Adult Contemporary Album. On Australia Day (26 January) 2004, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia with the citation, "For service to the entertainment industry as a singer, recording artist and songwriter and to the community through reconciliation and as an ambassador for Indigenous culture".

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love Jimmy's voice - so gentle and pure. Thank you for posting.

Ozzieguy said...

He was lovely.

Mr Leroy said...

Love Jimmy Little's later stuff - just beautiful. I would just point out that "2011 - My It Sure Am" is by a different Jimmy Little :-) Anyway, great blog and all the best.