Elsie Marley's Mates – Wheeze and Suck Band

The Wheeze and Suck Band is an Australian band, playing a mix of folk music styles. I only saw them briefly at the festival, but it was enough to want to purchase a CD.

  • Elsie Marie is a simply arranged dance tune that brings back such memories of listening to folk music in Melbourne in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
  • Coal Hole Cavalry is typical of a type of English music we do not hear much of here in Australia and shows the dour nature of this music.
  • The sea shanty Santy Anna is about a mexican general who lost the war with Texas. I suspect the details in the sleeve are a bit incorrect. It is a very depressing piece of music.

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