Don Morrison | Waiting

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by Don Morrison

Original songs that tell a tale in a bluesy roots style.
Genre: Blues: Slide Guitar Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Collecting Alby
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2. John Kelly's Calendar
3:44 $0.99
3. Please
3:14 $0.99
4. Pat Malone
4:32 $0.99
5. Waiting
3:03 $0.99
6. It Didn't Look Good
2:42 $0.99
7. What to Do?
2:37 $0.99
8. Secret
3:05 $0.99
9. So Blue
3:21 $0.99
10. Sydney Train
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11. The Hardest Call
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Album Notes
Don Morrison’s voice flows like a river. A river in flood. An unstoppable force that sweeps all before it, full of rocks and branches. As a songwriter, he’s the real deal. Insight, humour. Pathos, honesty and fun. Catchy hooks and uplifting choruses. Songs about our life, you and me and the things around us.
He has been described as "Paul Kelly meets Lou Reed and gets Johnny Cash to sing."
Don probably knows more about the resonator guitar (think Dobro, National, shiny metal bodied acoustic) than all but a handful of people in the world. After all, he makes them. His Donmo brand of hand-crafted guitars are sought after all over the world by players of blues, country and roots music.

The reason he started making them is because he loves playing them. And it shows, he’s playing them every chance he gets.
On the streets of his home town Adelaide, Australia with his his two sons in “Prawnhead”, in pubs and clubs with his six piece band “The Lonely Cosmonauts” who were described in LA.s Folkworks magazine as “American roots music thrown through an Australian meat grinder” and even on the odd rare occasion with the 80s legends “The Bodgies”.

“All his songs are fueled by a wry larrikinism soaked in the dark humour we suburban folks use to deal with the very sad and silly situations can find ourselves in. Aussies are especially blessed with the nasal twang needed to achieve authority in Hillbilly Blues. Don’s voice has all that but it’s the attitude that can’t be learnt or faked. Don is the real thing but, down the back, in the garage. Lets call it Magill Delta or maybe Croydon Appalachia.“

“Waiting” is Don’s fifth collection of original songs, and it’s his best so far. It features not just guitar, but ukulele, harmonica and Hammond organ with a touch of Wurlitzer piano and brass thrown in for colour.

“Don has the larger than life personality we like in a cultural icon. His musical journey is becoming the stuff of legend.



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Robert Hampton

I'm a bit of a sucker for Oz music in general, & Morrison's vocals are definitely recognizable as originating down under. Leaving that (to me, charming) aspect aside, though, this is a fine album. Lots of understated humor, wistfulness & tunefulness in the songs. Touches of (to my ears) Mick Thomas of WPA and the late Roy Orbison in the unforced vocals. Tasteful arrangements-Morrison's resonator, uke & harmonica playing prominent but subordinated to the service of the songs. No monotony - upbeat, midbeat, slow in alternation. I have to especially remark on Don's harp playing - I bought this on the strength of his rep as a stringed-instrument player/builder, and it certainly doesn't disappoint in that respect, but the gentleman also blows some fine harmonica. Overall, one of the more pleasant listening experiences I've had lately - heck, even my wife liked it!

Zoom Strange

The first album I'd go back into my burning house to save
This is an absolutely world class musical achievement deserving of it's own permanent shaft of sunlight. What else needs saying?