Musicians

David Hudson

Origin
Ewamin (oo-rah-min)/Western Yalangi people, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Genre/styles
Country | Folk
About

To have my own label, Australian Sun Records, means I can do what I want. So that is why I have done a country rock album... And it doesn't matter where you go in Australia, blackfellas love country music. — David Hudson [1]

Discography

Album formats explained Explain formats

  • 10": 10 inch vinyl records were played at 45 or 33 1/3 rounds per minute (rpm). The former could hold 9, the latter 12 minutes of music per side.
  • 7": 7 inch records (often referred to as 45s) were played at 45 rpm or 33 1/3 rpm, with about 4:30 or 6 minutes of music per side.
  • LP: Long play, is a vinyl record played at ​33 1⁄3 rpm with a 12 or 10-inch diameter.
  • EP: Extended play, are vinyl records that allowed two or even three songs on each side.

Touching the Sounds of Australia (Sampler)

Released
1988
Tracks
  1. Yigi Yigi
  2. Kuranda
  3. Didgeralia
  4. Guardians Of The Reef
  5. Undara Dawn
  6. Bama Muralug
  7. Spirit In The Sky
  8. Nessun Dorma
  9. Gudju Gudju
  10. Didgeridoo Spirit
  11. Rosie's Freedom
  12. Wangetti

Australia: Sound of the Earth

Released
February 1991
Tracks
  1. Red Dust and Sweat - Steve Roach
  2. Call to Kuranda - David Hudson
  3. The Ancient Voice - David Hudson
  4. Atmosphere for Dreaming Steve - Roach & Sarah Hopkins
  5. Darktime / The Initation - Steve Roach & Sarah Hopkins
  6. Origin - Sarah Hopkins
  7. Spirits - David Hudson
  8. The Hunter - David Hudson
  9. Awakening Earth - Sarah Hopkins
  10. Land Sound / The Dreaming Place - David Hudson & Steve Roach
Notes

A sampler featuring David Hudson, Steve Roach and Sarah Hopkins.


Woolunda: 10 Solos for Didgeridoo

Released
1993
Tracks
  1. Jowelbinna
  2. Frog Dreaming
  3. Roo
  4. Aircave
  5. My People
  6. Didgerijig
  7. Bama Kanbi
  8. Kadimakara
  9. Earthbounding
  10. Woolunda

Rainbow Serpent - Music For Didgeridoo & Percussion

Released
September 1994
Tracks
  1. Bali Doo
  2. Message Stick
  3. Undara's Lava Tube
  4. Dreampipe Rhapsody
  5. Laura's Festival
  6. Kuranda Warrior
  7. Leprechaun Corroboree
  8. Frenzy Hudson
  9. New Beginning

Nigel Westlake: The Edge

Released
26 May 1996
Tracks
  1. The Blue Labyrith
  2. The Edge
  3. Kanangra
  4. Wilderness Is A Spell
  5. Jurassic Survivors
  6. When I Am Laid (Purcell:Westlake)
  7. Creatures Of The Plateau
  8. Gandangara Spirit (David Hudson)
  9. Forest Of Ferns
  10. Remnants Of The Wild Young Earth
Notes

David Hudson, Emma Lysons, Michael Askill, Victorian Philharmonic Orchestra, Carl Vine, Sydney Contemporary Singers & Elliott Gyger.


Didgeridoo Spirit

Released
September 1996
Tracks
  1. Rainforest Wonder
  2. Talkative Didg
  3. Yigi Yigi
  4. Ariah Park 'Tresarn'
  5. Didgeralia
  6. Scrub Talk
  7. Steel Country
  8. Didge Maker
  9. Messanger
  10. Determination
  11. Hooks 'Reef Images'

Heart of Australia

Released
November 1996
Tracks
  1. Outback
  2. Delma's Journey
  3. Bunna Jumma
  4. Kanbi
  5. Home
  6. NganyDJi Ngabi
  7. Echoes Of The Ocean
  8. The Great Divide

Guardians of the Reef

Released
November 1996
Tracks
  1. Shakimra Part 1
  2. Echoes
  3. Guardians Of The Reef
  4. Dolphin Journey
  5. Shakimra Part 2

The Art of the Didjeridu: Selected Pieces 1987-1997

Released
1997
Tracks
  1. Dreamroads
  2. Bali Doo
  3. Message Stick
  4. Aircave
  5. Undara's Lava Tube
  6. Land Sound
  7. Songline
  8. Origin
  9. Free Radicals
  10. Jowelbinna
  11. Frog Dreaming
  12. Roo
  13. Split Rock

Undara Dawn

Released
February 1997
Tracks
  1. Home Is Where The Heart Is
  2. Undara Dawn
  3. Wedgetail
  4. The Big Wet
  5. Forty Mile Scrub
  6. Rosella Plains

Gudju Gudju

Released
February 1997
Tracks
  1. Ngawa Bulmba Barra (I Belong to This Country)
  2. Bulurru (Storywater)
  3. Bulmba Gadjan (Ghost Camp)
  4. Biri Wayi (Light the Fire)
  5. Nganydji Ngabi (We Are Many)
  6. Forest Airs
  7. Mundu Magarri (Lift Up Your Spirit)

The Sound Of Gondwana: 176,000 Years in the Making

Released
February 1997
Tracks
  1. The Call (Alan Dargin & Michael Atherton)
  2. Crossings (Alan Dargin & Michael Atherton)
  3. Forest Light (Alan Dargin & Michael Atherton)
  4. Dance This Time Around (Mark Atkins)
  5. The Emu & The Dog (Mark Atkins)
  6. Dreamtime in the Meantime (Mark Atkins)
  7. Mouthmusic (Matthew Doyle)
  8. Cave Drawings (Matthew Doyle & Michael Atherton)
  9. Mungari (Matthew Doyle)
  10. Hand Stencils (Matthew Doyle & Michael Atherton)
  11. Roo (David Hudson)
  12. My People (David Hudson)

Didgeralia

Released
February 1997
Tracks
  1. Trekking
  2. Warrama
  3. Conversation - Part One
  4. Round Up
  5. Wungal
  6. Territorial Fight
  7. Conversation - Part Two
  8. Djembe
  9. New Shoes
  10. Gidja the Moon
  11. Taipan

Yigi Yigi: Solo Didgeridoo

Released
February 1997
Tracks
  1. Wongabell
  2. Laura River
  3. Jumma
  4. Black Mountain
  5. Choogil
  6. Emu Chase
  7. Yap Yap
  8. Boar Pig
  9. Dusty Road
  10. Thylacine
  11. Maytown

Kuranda

Released
February 1997
Tracks
  1. World Heritage
  2. The Eagle's Domain
  3. Flash Flood
  4. Faling Leaves
  5. The Great Divide
  6. Barron Falls
  7. Lake Placid

Wangetti

Released
February 1997
Tracks
  1. Yea
  2. Monkey & Turtle
  3. Which Way
  4. Compressor
  5. Ericapae
  6. Tabanaba
  7. Bama Yidaki
  8. Wangetti

Bama Muralug: Aboriginal And Torres Strait Traditional Songs

Released
February 1997
Tracks
  1. Yigi Yigi
  2. Nyinan Bimbi / Gadigi Nyian / Ngajan Gadigadi - Elverina Murgha Johnson
  3. Malil Malil / Tamani / Kabuba / Tabanaba / Apu Ywaiama - Kara Kasil Students of Trinity Bay High School
  4. Mandagula / Janjee Janjula / Mayee Woomba / Garinga Naami - David Hudson & Graeme Brady
  5. Erikapae / Monkey And Turtle - Pupils of Wangetti Education Centre
  6. Biri Wayi / Ngawa Bulmba Burra - Members of Gudju Gudju
  7. Choogil
  8. Didgewaves - Delma and Willam Barton
  9. Wungall
  10. Thylacine

Spirit in the Sky

Released
February 1997
Tracks
  1. Ngawa Bulmba Barra (I Belong to This Country)
  2. Bulurru (Storywater)
  3. Bulmba Gadjan (Ghost Camp)
  4. Biri Wayi (Light the Fire)
  5. Nganydji Ngabi (We Are Many)
  6. Forest Airs
  7. Mundu Magarri (Lift Up Your Spirit)
Notes

An album featuring the voice of Bidjera Elder Delma Barton.


Nessun Dorma 'Gari Wunang'

Released
February 1997
Tracks
  1. Nessun Dorma: 'Gari Wunang'
Notes

This is a one-track album. David Hudson performs with Neil Hodgson, Nigel Pegrum, Wayne McIntosh, Robert Howlett, Ruedi Homberger and Megan Shorey.


Gunyal

Released
March 1998
Tracks
  1. Burunga
  2. Dreamroads
  3. Split Rock
  4. Goorana
  5. Yalangi
  6. Bulurru
  7. Jumma

Bedarra

Released
April 2000
Tracks
  1. Movement
  2. Talkative Didge
  3. Yigi Yigi
  4. Didgeralia
  5. Echoes
  6. Monkey and Turtle
  7. Which Way
  8. Wedgetail
  9. Trekking
  10. New Shoes
  11. Barron Falls

The Stolen Generation - Rosie's Freedom

Released
April 2000
Tracks
  1. Movement One: Homeland
  2. Movement Two: Capture
  3. Movement Three: Mission Life
  4. Movement Four: Freedom
Notes

Don't be mislead by the happy face on this album cover. The Stolen Generations is a dark chapter in Australia's history. David's songs come from true stories of his family.


Walkabout

Released
March 2001
Tracks
  1. Walkabout
  2. Travelling Man
  3. Journey
  4. Dream Wanderer
  5. Searcher
  6. Crossroads

Coolamon

Released
February 2002
Tracks
  1. Ngawa Bulmba Barra (I Belong to This Country)
  2. Bulurru (Storywater)
  3. Bulmba Gadjan (Ghost Camp)
  4. Biri Wayi (Light the Fire)
  5. Nganydji Ngabi (We Are Many)
  6. Forest Airs
  7. Mundu Magarri (Lift Up Your Spirit)

Australian Savannah

Released
February 2002
Tracks
  1. Talkative Didge
  2. Yigi Yigi
  3. Didgeralia
  4. Echoes
  5. Monkey and Turtle
  6. Which Way
  7. Wedgetail
  8. Trekking
  9. New Shoes
  10. Barron Falls

Postcard from David Hudson

Released
February 2002
Tracks
  1. Territorial Flight
  2. Wangetti
  3. Walkabout
  4. Mile Scrub
  5. Rosella Plains
  6. Nessun Dorma
  7. New Shoes

Passions of the Reef

Released
February 2002
Tracks
  1. Drifting Through Dreamtime
  2. Deep Ocean (Spirit Songs of the Great Barrier Reef)
  3. Dolphin Soaring
  4. Shakimra Part 1 (Guardians of The Reef)
  5. Colours of The Reef
  6. Michaelmas Cay Sunrise
  7. Echoes
Notes

David Hudson combines his didgeridoo talent with Shakimra's amazing flute sounds.


Just a Dream

Released
September 2002
Tracks
  1. Anthem
  2. Let Your Spirit Fly
  3. People Of The Land
  4. Just A Dream
  5. Didgeland
  6. Savannah
  7. Spirit Soaring

Castaway

Released
May 2004
Tracks
  1. Pahelbel's Canon
Notes

This is a one-track album by David Hudson.


Spirit Songs of the Great Barrier Reef

Released
June 2005
Tracks
  1. Michaelmas Cay Sunrise
  2. Deep Ocean
  3. Spirit of the Great Barrier Reef
  4. Exotic Water Dance
  5. Dolphin Song

The Legendary Henry Stone Presents: David Hudson

Released
25 June 2005
Tracks
  1. Honey Honey
  2. I Have Never Loved a Woman
  3. When I'm Lovin' You
  4. Let Me Wrap You In My Love
  5. I Must Have Your Love
  6. Scratch My Back
  7. Ease Up
  8. Pump It
  9. Unchained Melody (Miami Reggae)
  10. Why
  11. I Got What You Want
  12. You Are My Life
  13. Someone Loves You Honey
  14. A Sometime Kind of Thing
  15. With Every Beat of My Heart
  16. She's Bad As Can Be
  17. Someone Loves You Honey (Remix)

Aphrodidjiac

Released
14 March 2006
Tracks
  1. Karumbas Freedom Dance
  2. Transcendance Of The Karakarock
  3. Kanamer
  4. Myall The Untamed
  5. Moilong [Sdvancing Tide]

Woolunda Vol.2

Released
14 March 2006
Tracks
  1. Yellow Wattle
  2. Woolunda II
  3. Air Voice
  4. Kurrajong
  5. Bloodwood
  6. Woolunda III
  7. Stringy Bark
  8. Ghost Gum
  9. Wandoo
  10. Pink Eucalyptus
  11. Walleroo
  12. White Gum
  13. Blue Gum
  14. Grey Box
  15. Match Box
  16. Silver Box
  17. Highway
  18. Communication
  19. Yellow Wattle Percussion
  20. Ghost Gum Percussion
  21. Kurrajong Percussion
  22. Bloodwood Percussion

The Naked Melody

Released
July 2007
Tracks
  1. Paris
  2. Camille
  3. Rodin's Shadow
  4. Fallen Angels
  5. Champagne
  6. Sweet Night
  7. The Huntress
  8. Blue Ivory
  9. Bohemian Dream

Ooramin: the Meditative Digeridoo

Released
10 July 2007
Tracks
  1. Breathing
  2. Kareela - South Wind
  3. Hot Springs
  4. Yigi Doonyou
  5. Forest Rain
  6. Desert Mantra
  7. Ancient Voice
  8. Waves
  9. Silent Cave
  10. Elandra - By The Sea

Primal Elegance One

Released
August 2007
Tracks
  1. Mozart Concerto no.21
  2. The Brolga Ballet
  3. Savannah Rain
  4. Mungalli Morning
  5. Arrival
  6. The Outback Sonata
  7. Requiem for the Lost Tribe
  8. Messenger
  9. Port Douglas

Jinna Jinna: Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories

Released
21 August 2007
Tracks
  1. The River of Life
  2. The Story of Jajal and the Turtle
  3. Crocodile Dreaming
  4. Dawurr and the Southern Cross
  5. Joonghee How the Yabbie Got It's Shell
Notes

This CD features traditional Aboriginal Dreaming stories narrated by David Hudson accompanied by atmospheric contemporary and traditional didgeridoo. Suitable for children.


Dream Road

Released
September 2007
Tracks
  1. Love You Forever
  2. Solid Rock (cover of the song by Goanna)
  3. Don't Look Back
  4. Waiting For the Rain
  5. Walk on My Own
  6. Empty Days
  7. Ride On
  8. One Chance
  9. Take It and Run
  10. Rockin' Years
Notes

For the first time David Hudson puts down his didgeridoo and plays country songs using a guitar!


Koora Grooves

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Released
2008
Tracks

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The Naked Cello

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Released
2008
Tracks

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The Naked Saxophone

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Released
2008
Tracks

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Didge Dance

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Released
2008
Tracks

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Notes

Exciting modern dance and techno sounds surrounding an 'edgy' didgeridoo performance make this one of David Hudson's most exiting and innovative albums.


Very Best of David Hudson

Released
August 2006
Tracks
  1. Territorial Fight
  2. Wangetti
  3. Walkabout
  4. 40 Mile Scrub
  5. Rosella Plains
  6. Nessun Dorma
  7. New Shoes
  8. Travelling Man
  9. Monkey & Turtle
  10. Bulmba GadJan
  11. Didgeralia
  12. Shakimra Part 2
  13. World Heritage
  14. Homeland

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References

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[1] Hudson on a country dream road', Koori Mail 427 p.66

Harvard citation

Korff, J 2018, David Hudson, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/music/david-hudson>, retrieved 19 February 2019

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