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Roger Knox

Origin: Toomelah Aboriginal Mission (near Boggabilla on the NSW/QLD border; Gamilaroi nation), NSW, Australia
Genre/styles: Country

Roger Knox is sometimes labelled the ‘Koori King of Country’ or ‘Black Elvis’. He is the father of Aboriginal musician Buddy Knox.

I believe that music is a form of drawing people together and Aboriginal people have always operated by spirit. Once you sing, you feel so good afterwards.—Roger Knox [1]

Song is as important as language, it is a part of our culture and well-being, it is another form of healing for Aboriginal people.—Roger Knox [1]


Give It A Go

Roger Knox - Give It A Go
Released 1984
  1. Blackman's Stories
  2. If You Love Me
  3. Streets of Tamworth
  4. Help Me
  5. Black Tracker
  6. Koorie Rose
  7. Blue Gums Calling Me Back Home
  8. Australia Down Under
  9. Walk Away, Let's Forget, It's Too Late
  10. Searching For The Morning Sun
  11. Our Reserves
  12. Bridge Over Troubled Waters

The Gospel Album

Roger Knox - The Gospel Album
Released 1986
  1. Mansion Over The Hilltop
  2. What God Has Done
  3. I'm Still Your Child
  4. Sweet By And By
  5. Where Could I Go But To The Lord
  6. I'm Gonna Sing; Take Up Thy Cross (AKA - I Walked One Day)
  7. Put Your Hand In The Hand
  8. He Touched Me
  9. Sacred Memories
  10. One Set Of Footprints
  11. Seeing Is Believing
  12. Help Me (only on re-release)
  13. Bridge Over Troubled Water (only on re-release)

The Gospel Album was re-released in November 2006.

Goulburn Jail (7″)

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Released 1988
  1. Goulburn Jail
  2. Malabar Mansion

Koala Bear (7″)

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Released 1988
  1. Koala Bear
  2. Hey Sheriff

Warrior in Chains—The Best of Roger Knox

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Released 1993
  1. He touched me
  2. Put your hand in the hand
  3. Wild one
  4. My baby left me
  5. I want to be free
  6. Arnhem
  7. Koala bear
  8. Warrior in chains
  9. Streets of Tamworth
  10. Goulburn gaol
  11. Naybeline
  12. Blackman's stories
  13. I'll break out again
  14. Koori rose

Goin’ on, still strong

Roger Knox - Goin' on, still strong
Released May 2004
  1. Mother's Eyes
  2. I Am
  3. First Born
  4. There You Go
  5. Murri Man
  6. King Bunderwall
  7. Streets Of Tamworth
  8. Black Tracks
  9. Murri's Plea
  10. Malabar Mansions
  11. Friendship Road
  12. Koori Rose
  13. Life And Culture
  14. Brighter Day

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[1] 'Indigenous voices unite for harmony', Koori Mail 488 p.32

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