Juke Box

Welcome to the Music Room at Ozboy’s Bar and Grill!

Here is where you can swap YouTube clips at will, without worrying about the current LibertyGibbert thread page growing too long. I’ll clear this page out every week or so to keep the length manageable. Stay and chat as long as you like; we’re open 24/7/365. And the Jukebox is free!

To embed a YouTube clip, click on the juke box above, navigate to the clip you want, copy the URL (web address in your browser), and paste in the “Leave a Reply” box below in the following format:

(youtube=“http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaOVeKvrEX4”)

Use square brackets [] not parentheses () as I did above (note in particular, no spaces). It will look like this:

Do pop back into the front bar every now and then to refresh your drink, and let us know that you’re here; you never know who else is about!

Cheers,

Ozboy.

13 Responses to Juke Box

  1. Ozboy says:

    Boney was a TV series made in the early 70s, surrounding the adventures of an Aboriginal police detective solving crime in the outback. The show caused a storm of race-based controversy, even before its premiere screening. Having undertaken an unsuccessful, nation-wide search for a suitable indigenous actor to play the lead rôle, they settled on white New Zealander James Laurenson, made up in blackface. To make matters worse, Boney’s detective sidekick was an attractive young white woman (played by Kate Fitzpatrick).

    Apart from the casting issue, the series was notable for the soaring soundtrack, composed and conducted by Sven Libaek, who emigrated to Australia as a young man fifteen years earlier, and who I feature regularly here at the Music Room. His orchestra’s unmistakeable trademark is a cool jazz-infused mixture featuring harmonica, flute and vibraphone. Here are a couple of samples:

  2. Ozboy says:

    While I’m on the subject of great Australian soundtrack music, here’s the opening and closing credits from Adventures of the Seaspray, another TV series from my childhood. The composer is another European migrant to Australia, Eric Gross:

  3. Ozboy says:

    Vale Bernard “Doc” Neeson, frontman for Australia’s premier pub rock band of the late 70s, The Angels, who passed away peacefully this morning at the age of 67, following a long illness. Lots of great memories here for me:

  4. Ozboy says:

    The music’s nothing to write home about. But ten out of ten for the video:

    This one’s even better than the one they did on the treadmill machines.

  5. farmerbraun says:

    We’d better have a couple of rounds for Charlie Haden ; he won’t be recording any more tracks .

  6. farmerbraun says:

    Let’s try another one .

  7. farmerbraun says:

    Try the first one again.

  8. farmerbraun says:

    Charlie Haden was a country boy.

  9. farmerbraun says:

    One for Sunday morning:-

  10. farmerbraun says:

    A few more to show the depth of variety:-

  11. farmerbraun says:

    Ernie Watts -saxophone:-

  12. farmerbraun says:

    ‘Bye Charlie.

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