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I have been with the Toorak Times since April 2012. I work as Senior Editor of the Toorak Times, but I also think of myself as senior contributor. I've been in the Australian music scene as a musician since 1964, and have worked in radio and TV and newspapers (when they were paper ), serious experience in audio editing, and a lot of video editing experience. Currently I'm working as a radio program producer for a national interview program as well as my work with the Toorak Times

Listen To Older Voices: Ross D. Wyllie – Part 2

listen to older voices: ross d. wylie – part 2
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This is the 2nd of a 4-part program on the Life & Times of Aussie singer and TV program host – Ross D.Wyllie. In part 1 we learned how Ross contracted polio, but how a misdiagnosis added to the severity of his condition. In this weeks...

Cream of The Crate: Album Review #117 – The Walker Brothers: The Walker Brothers (Self Titled)

cream of the crate: album #117 – the walker brothers: the walker brothers (self titled)
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      This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the current...

Cream of The Crate: Album Review #116 – Ske-Dat-De-Dat The Spirit of Satch: Dr. John

cream of the crate: album review #116 – ske-dat-de-dat the spirit of satch: dr. john
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      This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the...

Ruminations from My Verandah #50: I’m cold . . . . and why is it so?

ruminations from my verandah #50: i’m cold . . . . and why is it so?
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Hi, I’m Rob Greaves. I am the Senior Editor of the Toorak times, but this is me writing as me! A guy sitting on his veranda sharing his thoughts. This is the fiftieth posting in this on-going, and totally ad hoc column, called “Ruminations From My...

Cream of The Crate: Album Review #115 – A Reefer Derci: Various Artists

cream of the crate: album review #115 – a reefer derci: various artists
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      This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the...

Cream of The Crate: Album review #114 – David Fanshawe: African Sanctus (inc The Lord’s Prayer)

cream of the crate: album review #114 – david fanshawe: african sanctus (inc the lord’s prayer)
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      This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the...

Listen To Older Voices: Ross D. Wyllie – Part 1

listen to older voices: ross d. wylie – part 1
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This is part 1 of a four-part program featuring one of our iconic singers from the 1960’s and 1970’s – the inimitable Ross D.Wyllie. Born November 21st 1944 in Ashgrove Brisbane, Ross recalls his early years as best he can, but it is his contracting...

Cream of The Crate: Album Review #113 – Roots of Rock: Various Artists: Vol 12 [Union Avenue Breakdown]

cream of the crate: album review #113 – roots of rock: various artists: vol 12 [union avenue breakdown]
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      This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the...

Cream of The Crate: Album Review #112 – Atlantic R&B: Volumes 4 – 5 (1957 to 1965)

cream of the crate: album  review #111 – atlantic r&b: volumes 1 – 3 (1947 to 1957)
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  This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the...

Cream of The Crate: Album Review #111 – Atlantic R&B: Volumes 1 – 3 (1947 to 1957)

cream of the crate: album  review #111 – atlantic r&b: volumes 1 – 3 (1947 to 1957)
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      This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the...