PICKING UP ON MARLENE CUMMINS’ KOORI WOMAN BLUES
Blues fans around the country are picking up on Marlene Cummins’ fierce debut blues album, Koori Woman Blues. In the Northern Territory Jennifer Budukpuduk Gaykamangu, who plays Charlie’s wife in Rolf de Heer’s acclaimed film, Charlie’s Country holds up her copy of Koori Woman Blues, with a gaze that is a bit similar to Marlene Cummins’ gaze on her album cover. No doubt there is much in this album that relates to their story. Carol, wife of Yothu Yindi’s producer, also gives it the thumbs up, as do locals at Opening night at the Darwin Fringe Festival. The album spent the first four weeks in the top ten most ordered tracks to radio on AMRAP’s Great Southern Charts and found its way into the top 20 ARIA Blues & Roots charts. Stay tuned for news of a national tour!
August 13th, 2014