Aboriginal musician

Frank Yamma

Origin
Alice Springs, Central Australia
Genre/styles
Roots
About

Frank Yamma is a traditional Pitjantjatjara man from Australia’s central desert. Frank speaks five languages and sings in both English and Pitjantjatjara. He was born on March 17th.

Frank’s father, now deceased, was one of the first Aboriginal Australian’s to be recorded singing contemporary songs in language.

Discography

Solid Eagle

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Released
1997
Tracks

CD/side 1

  1. Solid eagle
  2. Putakaline
  3. Brown skin baby
  4. Walking in the rain
  5. From the inside

CD/side 2

  1. Always whisper
  2. Calling your name
  3. I know what's right
  4. Everybody's talking
  5. Sitting around drinking
Notes

This is Frank Yamma’s first solo album of strong rock songs released as an audio cassette.


Playing With Fire

Released
1999
Tracks
  1. Pitjala Wangkanyi
  2. I Know Whats Good
  3. Reality
  4. Kunga Kutju
  5. Sand Dune
  6. Coolibah
  7. Everybodys Talking
  8. Ngura Watjilpa
  9. Dream Lover
  10. One Lonely Night
Notes

This album is a collaboration of Frank Yamma and Piranpa, sung in Pitjantjatjara and English.


Keep Up The Pace

Frank Yamma - Keep Up The Pace
Released
2006
Tracks
  1. Fighting
  2. Never quit
  3. Make more spear
  4. Pit rap
  5. Black man's crying
  6. Lost child
  7. Dreaming for you
  8. Keep up the pace
  9. Down the river
  10. Dreaming for you (WNSS remix)

Countryman

Released
2010-11-02
Tracks
  1. She Cried
  2. Kunka Kutcha
  3. Docker River
  4. I Didn't Know Who You Were That Day
  5. Remember The Day
  6. Nguta Waljilpa
  7. Make More Spear
  8. Calling Your Name
  9. Down The River
  10. Inside
  11. Coolibah
  12. Pitjantjara
Notes

This is the record that will make white Australia realise what Indigenous Australia already knows about Frank.—David Bridie, founder, Wantok Musik Label


Ngura Watjilpa (Single)

Released
2011-01-03
Tracks
  1. Nguta Waljilpa
  2. Mother, Father

Everybody’s Talking (Single)

Released
2014-08-22
Tracks
  1. Everybody's Talking
  2. I'll Be Back Soon

Uncle

Released
2014-10-10
Tracks
  1. A Black Man's Crying
  2. I'll Be Back Soon
  3. One Lonely Night
  4. Memories
  5. Everybody's Talking
  6. Wati Kutchu Yangupala
  7. Beginning of Today
  8. Todd Mall
  9. You and Me
  10. Sand Dune
  11. Pitjuli Wankanye
  12. Sunday Morning
Notes

Includes digital booklet.


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