Musicians

Joe Geia

Origin
Palm Island, North Queensland
Genre/styles
Soul | Reggae | Rhythm & Blues | Rock | World
About Joe

Joe Geia, of Murri descent from North Queensland, is one of Australia's leading didgeridoo players. He first came to prominence as a member of the influential Aboriginal band No Fixed Address. He has also collaborated with songwriter Shane Howard ("Solid Rock").

Website: joegeia.com

Discography

Album formats explained

Album 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.

Yil Lull

Released
1988
Tracks
  1. Uncle Willie
  2. The Look in Your Eyes
  3. Surrare
  4. Fighting for Our Rights (feat. Andrew Namok)
  5. Twisting the Night Away
  6. Yil Lull
  7. Kwanji
  8. Ngi Gu Binnahl
  9. Wanjinah
  10. 40,000 Years
Notes

Yil Lull is Joe Geia's first full album, and achieved an unprecedented level of critical and commercial success for an Aboriginal performer.


Tribal Journey

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Released
1996
Tracks
  1. The Calling
  2. Journey Begins
  3. Mysteries
  4. Underworld
  5. Escape
  6. The Oceans
  7. Desolate
  8. Awareness
  9. The City Dwellers
  10. Forest
  11. Peace
  12. Mountain Home
  13. Family

Black Snake Orchestra

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Released
1996
Tracks
  1. Black Snake
  2. Myeewoonba
  3. Jadada
Notes

In 1995 Geia toured Europe with members of Wild Pumpkins under the name Joe Geia and the Black Snake Orchestra.

Format: Cassette, Single


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Nunga, Koori & Murri Love

Released
2005
Tracks
  1. Injidda Bygun Mosquito Dance
  2. Nunga Koori a Murri Love
  3. Waramungu
  4. Keep Moving
  5. Everybody Knows My Secrets
  6. Rain On My Window Pain
  7. Far Away
  8. Gunditjmara Mama
  9. Ngulli Ngah Bitha
  10. Good to See Ya (Live at Sydney Road Street Party)
  11. Funky Didj (Live at Sydney Road Street Party)
  12. Gimme a Mercedes (Live at Sydney Road Street Party)

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Harvard citation

Korff, J 2018, Joe Geia, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/music/joe-geia>, retrieved 30 November 2020

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