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Amrap's AirIt | Australian Music Radio Airplay Project :: Soul :: Emma Donovan and The PutBacks - Daddy

Emma Donovan and The PutBacks - Daddy

Emma Donovan and The PutBacks - Daddy
Emma grew up singing church songs with her maternal grandparents on the North Coast of New South Wales. Her first secular gigs were singing in The Donovans, a band comprised of her mother and five uncles. However, she always yearned for the bluesier tones of her father’s record collection, full of American artists such as Laverne Baker, Etta James and Indigenous Australian artists like No Fixed Address and Archie Roach.

Years after touring and recording with many of the mainstays of Indigenous music and developing as a solo artist in her own right, Emma met The PutBacks, and finally she found a band with the gritty blues-soaked tones she had been looking for. Having established themselves as one of the premier funk outfits in Australia, The PutBacks have played with The Bamboos, Electric Empire and Clairy Browne and The Bangin’ Rackettes as well as international funk icons The Menahan Street Band featuring Charles Bradley and Booker T Jones. Emma also found The PutBacks bassist Mick Meagher, a co-writer and collaborator on the soul songs she had been waiting a lifetime to write and sing. The results are well worth the wait and only mark the beginning of this oh-so-right collaboration.

About this track...

The songwriting is in turns optimistic, angry, melancholic and on occasions bruisingly honest. The music is fluid, live and raw, recorded in one room on eight channels of analog tape. The electric connection between Emma and the band comes through in every beat.

Number Of People In Act 6 Piece
State/Territory Artist Is Based In VIC
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Melbourne
Taken From The Release Titled Dawn
Copyright Holder's Name Hope Street Recordings
Media Servicing Date 2014-09-16
Main Genre Funk/Soul
Genre 2 Australian Indigenous
Genre 3 Blues
Genre 4 Soul
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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