Not So Dusty (album)
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Not So Dusty Album

Not So Dusty
Compilation album
Released7 September 1998
Singles from Not So Dusty
  1. "Cunnamulla Feller"
    Released: 7 September 1998

Not So Dusty is a compilation album of Slim Dusty songs covered by Australian musicians. It was released in Australia by EMI in 1998. It was nominated for a 1999 ARIA Award for Best Country Album.

Not So Dusty received positive reviews and was certified gold.[1] Gary Tippet of the Sunday Age gave it 3 stars[2] and Peter Lalor of the Daily Telegraph gave it 7/10 although he noted that most of the Australian country outfits on the album "seem to bland out with their attempt at authentic outings".[3] Keith Glass writing in the Sunday Herald Sun says "but what could have been a dodgy concept is mainly highly entertaining."[4] The Age's Mike Daly calls it "a splendid tribute by some diverse performer."[5] and the Sunday Mail calls it a "wonderful tribute".[6]

It was reported that Slim Dusty enjoyed the album saying "I've had a lot of tributes over the years but that's a very touching one. I feel very honoured - everyone really put their heart and soul into each track."[7]


The album's lead single was "Cunnamulla Feller" performed by The Screaming Jets.[8]


Year Award-Giving Body Award Result
1999 ARIA Music Awards Best Country Album [9] Nominated

Track listing

  1. When the Rain Tumbles Down in July - Graeme Connors
  2. Pub With No Beer - Midnight Oil
  3. Drowning My Blues - Tom T. Hall & The McCormacks
  4. Lights on the Hill - Mental As Anything
  5. Walk A Country Mile - Keith Urban
  6. Losin' My Blues Tonight - Michael Spiby
  7. Saddle Boy - Dead Ringer Band
  8. Wedding Bell Blues - Ross Wilson With The Feral Swing Katz
  9. Indian Pacific - Tania Kernaghan & Ray Kernaghan
  10. Things Are Not The Same On The Land - Karma County
  11. The Sunlander - Paul Kelly & Uncle Bill
  12. The Biggest Disappointment - Troy Cassar-Daley
  13. Gumtrees By The Roadway - Anne Kirkpatrick & David Kirkpatrick
  14. Highway Fever - Don Walker
  15. Plains Of Peppimenarti - James Blundell
  16. Cunnamulla Feller - The Screaming Jets
  17. Camooweal - Ed Kuepper & His Oxley Creek Playboys & Felicity
  18. I Must Have Good Terbaccy When I Smoke - John Williamson


  1. ^ "Dusty tribute release", The Daily Mercury, 2 February 2012
  2. ^ Tippet, Gary (11 October 1998), "CD Reviews", Sunday Age
  3. ^ Lalor, Peter (10 September 1998), "MUSIC - SPINS.", Daily Telegraph
  4. ^ Glass, Keith (20 September 1998), "Not So Dusty A Tribute To Slim Dusty", Sunday Herald Sun
  5. ^ Daly, Mike (24 September 1998), "KEYNOTES", The Age
  6. ^ "What's new on disc", Sunday Mail, 4 October 1998
  7. ^ Lalor, Peter (1 December 1998), "MUSIC - Slim with no Dusty is morbid and drear.", Daily Telegraph
  8. ^ Joyce, James (18 September 1998), "Jets Dust Off Slim Classic", Newcastle Herald
  9. ^ "ARIA Nominees", Billboard, 16 October 1999

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