Musicians

Wilma Reading

Origin
Cairns, Queensland
Genre/styles
Jazz | Soul | Reggae
About

Wilma Reading is of mixed Torres Strait Islander and Irish descent. She was the first Australian to ever appear on the Johnny Carson Show. Wilma was also a singing teacher in the music department of the Cairns TAFE.

By the time I was 12 I knew without a doubt that [singing] was what I wanted to do with my life. — Wilma Reading [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.

There's Something About You (7")

Wilma Reading - There's Something About You (7")
Released
unknown
Tracks
  1. There's Something About You
  2. Keep The Faith

On Fire

Wilma Reading - On Fire
Released
1972
Tracks

CD/side 1

  1. If You Hold My Hand (Si Coges Mi Mano)
  2. The Only Man In My Life
  3. High On A Mountain
  4. I Feel The Earth Move
  5. Love Story
  6. My Little Guy

CD/side 2

  1. Sentimental Memories
  2. If
  3. My Man
  4. Love Rain
  5. If You Go Away (Ne Me Quitte Pas)
  6. Beginnings

Down At Our Place (7")

Sorry, no image for: Wilma Reading - Down At Our Place (7")
Released
1973
Tracks
  1. Down At Our Place
  2. Sing A Song For The People

One More Time (7")

Sorry, no image for: Wilma Reading - One More Time (7")
Released
1973
Tracks
  1. One More Time
  2. Stay With Me Baby

Take A Closer Look (LP)

Wilma Reading - Take A Closer Look (LP)
Released
1974
Tracks

CD/side 1

  1. Take A Closer Look
  2. Looking For Another Pure Love
  3. Two Can Have A Party
  4. Sing A Song For The People
  5. There's Something About You
  6. How Do You Like It So Far

CD/side 2

  1. More Today Than Yesterday
  2. Rain
  3. I'm No Good For You Baby
  4. Down At Our Place
  5. Keep The Faith

Wilma Reading

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Released
1976
Tracks

CD/side 1

  1. Don't Ask Me To Love You
  2. Feelings
  3. What I Did For Love
  4. Let Me Spend The Rest Of My Life With You
  5. It's Over

CD/side 2

  1. The Way I Want To Touch You
  2. In My Lonely World
  3. The Best Time Of My Life
  4. Love Comes From Unexpected Places
  5. With These Hands

Take A Closer Look

Released
3 July 2006
Tracks
  1. Take a Closer Look
  2. Looking For Another Pure Love
  3. Two Can Have A Party
  4. Sing A Song For The People
  5. There's Something About You
  6. How Do You Like It So Far
  7. More Today Than Yesterday
  8. Rain
  9. I'm No Good For You Baby
  10. Down At Our Place
  11. Keep the Faith
  12. You Are the Sunshine of My Life
  13. Do Me Wrong But Do Me
  14. I Can't Live a Dream

Now You See Me

Released
22 July 2008
Tracks
  1. Now You See Me
  2. Sands of Time
  3. Showtime
  4. Catana Bay
  5. Chill Me
  6. Don't Close the Door
  7. You Can't Be Serious
  8. When Do I Cry
  9. Whenever I Needed You
  10. It's Only Make Believe
  11. I'm Coming Home
  12. Where Did All the Jazzmen Go

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References

View article sources (1)

[1] 'The Jazz Singer', Koori Mail 507 p.21

Harvard citation

Korff, J 2018, Wilma Reading, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/music/wilma-reading>, retrieved 19 February 2019

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