Jimmy Little

James Oswald Little

Also known as J. Little
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.jimmylittle.com.au, http://www.creativespirits.info/resources/music/jimmy-little

Discography of Jimmy Little:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Messenger 11 Audio 1999 Festival Records
2 Passage 1959 - 2001 35 Audio 2002 Festival Records
3 Sings Country 24 Audio 1975
4 The Country Sound Of Jimmy Little 12 Audio 1967 Summit Records Australia
5 Bury Me Deep In Love 3 Audio 2001-08-13 Festival Mushroom Records
6 Royal Telephone 2 Audio 1963 Festival Records
7 Baby Blue 2 Audio 1974 Festival Records
8 Sing To Glory 12 Audio Festival Records
9 You'll Never Walk Alone 13 Audio Festival Records
10 You'll Never Walk Alone 13 Audio Universal Record Club
11 Messenger 12 Audio 2001 Alto
12 The Bells Of St. Marys / Going My Way 2 Audio 1960 Festival Records
13 My Country 12 Audio Festival Records


Born: March 1, 1937 (at the Cummeragunja Mission on the Murray River in NSW, Australia)

Died: April 2, 2012 (at his home in Dubbo, NSW, Australia).

His "Royal Telephone" was the first song by an Australian Indigenous performer to top the pop music charts in 1960 (at a time when Aboriginal Australians were not recognised as Australian citizens). He also had a top 10 single "Baby Blue". He was managed in his later years by [a412444] (aka Graham "Buzz" Bidstrup). In 1999 he won Best Contemporary Album in the ARIAs (for "Messenger", also being inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame same year. Little won Aboriginal of the Year in 1989, was named NSW Senior Australian of the year in 2002, received the Australia Council's Red Ochre Award in 2004, was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours of 2004 (for his work with indigenous health and education programs), received an honorary doctorate from Sydney University for his contribution to Aboriginal culture, and was also named a National Living Treasure (another significant, honorary Australian title). He started the The Jimmy Little Foundation in 2006 (which aims to increase the life expectancy of indigenous Australians in regional and remote areas) after receiving a kidney transplant.


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