Jimmy Little

Jimmy Little

Real Name:
James Oswald Little
Born: March 1, 1937 (at the Cummeragunja Mission on the Murray River in NSW, Australia)
Died: April 2, 2012 (at his home in Dubbo, NSW, Australia).

His "Royal Telephone" was the first song by an Australian Indigenous performer to top the pop music charts in 1960 (at a time when Aboriginal Australians were not recognised as Australian citizens). He also had a top 10 single "Baby Blue". He was managed in his later years by Graham Bidstrup (aka Graham "Buzz" Bidstrup). In 1999 he won Best Contemporary Album in the ARIAs (for "Messenger", also being inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame same year. Little won Aboriginal of the Year in 1989, was named NSW Senior Australian of the year in 2002, received the Australia Council's Red Ochre Award in 2004, was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours of 2004 (for his work with indigenous health and education programs), received an honorary doctorate from Sydney University for his contribution to Aboriginal culture, and was also named a National Living Treasure (another significant, honorary Australian title). He started the The Jimmy Little Foundation in 2006 (which aims to increase the life expectancy of indigenous Australians in regional and remote areas) after receiving a kidney transplant.


Jimmy Little Discography Tracks


Jimmy Little Encores (Album) Universal Record Club Australia 1967 Sell This Version
SRA250.083, SRA-250-083 Jimmy Little Goodbye Old Rolf(LP, Album) Universal Summit, Universal Summit SRA250.083, SRA-250-083 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
Jimmy Little I Can't Stop Loving You (Album) Karussell, Karussell Scandinavia 1971 Sell This Version
SH66-94060 Jimmy Little Waltzing Matilda(LP, Album) Horizon (16) SH66-94060 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
FL-34721 Jimmy Little Winterwood(LP) Festival Records FL-34721 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
L 35672 Jimmy Little All For Love(LP) Festival Records L 35672 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
L 45825/6 Jimmy Little An Evening With Jimmy Little Live At The Sydney Opera House(2xLP, Album) Festival Records L 45825/6 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
Jimmy Little Messenger (Album, Maxi) Festival Records Australia 1999 Sell This Version
334102 Jimmy Little Resonate(CD, Album) Festival Mushroom Records 334102 Australia 2001 Sell This Version
5310556322 Jimmy Little Songman (Messenger & Life’s What You Make It)(3xCD, Album, S/Edition) Warner Music Australia 5310556322 Australia 2013 Sell This Version
Jimmy Little You'll Never Walk Alone (Album) Festival Records Australia Unknown Sell This Version
U-893 Jimmy Little The Country Sound Of Jimmy Little(LP) Universal Record Club U-893 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
FL-31,211 Jimmy Little Sing To Glory(LP, Album, Mono) Festival Records FL-31,211 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
FL-31,797 Jimmy Little Royal Telephone & Other Songs Of Faith(LP, Album, Mono) Festival Records FL-31,797 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
R66-65 Jimmy Little Onward Christian Soldier(LP, Album, RE) Calendar Records (2) R66-65 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
SFL 932,995 Jimmy Little My Country(LP) Festival Records SFL 932,995 Australia Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

G25475 Jimmy Little Sweet Mama / A Fool Such As I(Shellac, 10", Mono) Regal Zonophone G25475 Australia 1956 Sell This Version
FK-3094 Jimmy Little Danny Boy(7", Single) Festival Records FK-3094 Australia 1959 Sell This Version
Jimmy Little The Last Rose Of Summer (Single) Festival Records Pty. Ltd. Australia 1960 Sell This Version
SEGO 70034, SEGO-70034 Jimmy Little A Fool Such As I(7", EP) Columbia, Columbia SEGO 70034, SEGO-70034 Australia 1960 Sell This Version
FK-3137 Jimmy Little The Bells Of St. Marys / Going My Way(7", Single) Festival Records FK-3137 Australia 1960 Sell This Version
Jimmy Little Royal Telephone (Single) Festival Records Australia 1963 Sell This Version
FX-10,763 Jimmy Little Royal Telephone(7", EP, Mono) Festival Records FX-10,763 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
FK-1130 Jimmy Little His Faith In Me(7", Single) Festival Records FK-1130 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
K-5504 Jimmy Little Baby Blue(7") Festival Records K-5504 Australia 1974 Sell This Version

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