y A Brown Slouch Hat single work   lyric/song  
Issue Details: First known date: 1942 1942
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Notes

  • Written during World War Two 'A Brown Slouch Hat' became George Wallace's most famous and best-remembered song. According to Billy Maloney it earned Wallace more than £1,500 in royalties 'in the days when APRA [Australian Performing Rights Association] were not half so active as they are today' (Memoirs of an Abominable Showman, q.v., p41). The song also found a good deal of success when featured by English singer/comedian Jenny Howard (who partnered Wallace briefly during the early-mid-1940s) and Joy Nichols.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: J. Albert , ca. 1942 .
      Extent: 1 score ; 6p.p.
      Note/s:
      • For voice and piano. Includes chord symbols for ukulele, piano accordion, banjo, guitar ; and charts for ukulele.
      • Caption title : 'Sung by Jenny Howard, English comedienne.'
      • Cover includes a portrait photograph of Jenny Howard.
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: J. Albert , ca. 1942 .
      Extent: 1 score ; 4p.p.
      Note/s:
      • For voice and piano.
      • Caption title : 'Featured by Joy Nichols.'
      • Cover includes portrait photograph of Joy Nichols.
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      Regal , ca. 1942 .
      Extent: 1 sound disc.p.
      Note/s:
      • Vocalist ; Myree Parker
      • Regal-Zono G24683.
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: J. Albert , ca. 1942 .
      Note/s:
      • For piano & piano accordion
      • Publication includes an extract from 'Pennsylvania Polka : Foxtrot' by Lester Lee and Zeke Manners ; Arr. by Vic Schoen.
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