Notes by Allan Marett, Linda Barwick and Lysbeth Ford, and recordings by Moyle, Marett et al.
Sydney University Press
Available in January 2017
Jimmy Muluk (born c. 1925, died sometime before 1986) was one of the great wangga songmen, whose musical virtuosity and love of diversity and variation are exceeded by no other singer. A Mendheyangal man, he held traditional country around the Cape Ford area south of the Daly River mouth, but he lived most of his life in and around Belyuen on the Cox Peninsula. For many years he led a dance troupe presenting performances for tourists at Mica Beach, and later at Mandorah. He also mentored younger generations of singers to perform with him in public at tourist corroborees and the Darwin Eisteddfod. The success of his strategy for intergenerational transmission of knowledge was evident when Marett and Barwick recorded the same singers, now men, in the 1990s. Muluk’s mentee, Colin Worumbu Ferguson, leads the Kenbi dancers today.
Contributors Archival recordings by Alice Moyle, with supplementary recordings by Allan Marett, Linda Barwick and Alberto Furlan; curated and annotated by Allan Marett and Linda Barwick, with transcriptions and translations by Lysbeth Ford.
This product is a musical companion to For the Sake of a Song: Wangga Songmen and their Repertories (Sydney University Press, 2013). You can also purchase the complete set of accompanying CDs.
Music from Muluk’s repertory may also be streamed online at wangga.library.usyd.edu.au.
Indigenous Music of Australia CDs
Permanent link to this page: http://purl.library.usyd.edu.au/sup/9781743325261.