Australian children's songs published by A.B.C. Schools Broadcasts and J. Albert & Son. These are the same songs performed by Clancy in School Assemblies in Australia and the U.S.A.
The Didgeridu Song The Young Crocodile
A few traditional ballads and a bunch of up-tempo Aussie/Irish fiddle favourites.
Sample tracks for "Australian Sons of Erin's Isle" awaiting upload.
This is a selection of original songs by Clancy in a variety of styles, written over a fifty year span. Each song is about Australia and our way of life.
The Greatest Rock of All Queensland
This is a collection of original songs in different genres featuring guitar, showcasing Clancy's musical variety.
Youtube sample tracks for "Six String and Seven Seas" awaiting upload.
Original and traditional comedy songs. This collection is a tribute to John (Dick) Head, an ex-droving boss who Clancy remembers as dry and laconic. "Ya gotta laugh", he was fond of saying, despite the fact that he never cracked a smile.
The Typical Australian Rag The Heel and Toe
A few lesser known traditional droving songs and original compositions that grew out of Clancy's experience on the Australian Stockroutes.
Sample tracks for "Life of the Drover" awaiting upload.
This is a selection of original songs in a jazz and blues style which Clancy was introduced to in Sydney night clubs very early in his career. Picture shows Clancy front row centre with 'The Boss' at Chequers, 1961.
Sample tracks for "A Different Mob" awaiting upload.
Country songs written and recorded by Clancy in Australia and the U.S. The cover shows Clancy on Bow Park station in N.W. Queensland, on his 17th birthday, aboard Smoky the bronco horse. The picture was taken by Clancy's boss to impress the president of King Ranch who'd been visiting the station. The American saddle and gear was a present from the Cattle King who thought that Clancy and Queensland circa 1950's reminded him of his own youth in Texas.
I Never Knew Heaven was so Much Like Texas Villains and Heroes
Songs of the season of both happy and troubled times. The cover shot is from the famous Xmas truce of WWI when, after hearing songs from the enemy trenches, soldiers tentatively crawled out and met in 'no-man's-land', where they exchanged greetings, news and gifts, and even played a game of football.
Sample tracks for "The Happy Holiday Season" awaiting upload.
"I Shot an Arrow into the Air and it Stuck There", "Doesn't Anyone Care", and other environmental songs by Clancy:
Survivor, Seasons of Change,
A musical by Clancy about repression, oppression and recession, set on and around Sydney Harbour
Sample tracks for "Man in a Bottle" awaiting upload.
A musical by Clancy spanning three generations of Sephardic (Spanish) Jews who fled Baghdad for India after the Faroud of 1941, and immigrated to Bondi, Australia following Indian Independance in 1947.
Sample tracks for "People of the Book" awaiting upload.
Clancy Dunn is an Australian singer, songwriter, guitarist and fiddle player, with a lifetime of experience in T.V., radio, recording, and performances in clubs and concerts all across Australia and the U.S.A. Formerly known as Larry King, Clancy is a dual Australian/U.S. citizen and has written for T.V. and radio in both Australia and the United States, with a number of compositions published by J. Albert & Son and A.B.C. Schools Broadcasts.
Born and raised in rural Tasmania with Irish roots dating back to the First and Second Fleet, Clancy grew up listening to fiddles and accordions, and an eclectic collection of Irish songs, many of which were home grown. This sowed the seeds for his extensive Irish/Australian repertoire which features a number of original compositions. For years, a regular at both Timmy Nolan's and Ireland's 32 in Los Angeles, Clancy's Irish/Australian performances have been equally as popular in 5 Star hotels from California to New York City.
Clancy's teenage working years were spent in the Australian cattle country, where he was known as 'Lanky'. (The name 'Clancy' was later given to him by some city friends as a send-up of his bush attire and seeming naivety.) Working first as a Jackaroo and then as a drover in the Queensland Gulf, Clancy made his way to Western Australia where he travelled with two separate contractors on what is generally recognised as the last cattle drive down the notorious Canning Stockroute. Later, back in the Queensland Gulf, Clancy was seriously injured in a cattle rush (stampede) and flown to hospital by the Flying Doctor Service where he was warned to change careers or risk permanent paralysis. It was then that his droving mates insisted he move to the city and find work as a singer.
In order to qualify for university, Clancy enrolled in Power Coaching College in Brisbane. His studies, however, were interrupted by a major talent quest win which landed him on Brisbane's television show 'Anything Goes' and onto the fledgling Gold Coast club scene, including Lennon's Hotels, The Currumbin Playroom and The Beachcomber on Cavill Avenue. His working name 'Larry Wood' was changed to Larry King by a management company who set him up as the front man to the import Polynesian showband 'The Royal Tahitians'. His association with the group was his introduction to major rock venues, intimate night spots and, inadvertently, the Sydney underworld. It was later in the U.S. where an abundance of Larry Kings made working as a writer/musician under that name extremely difficult, that his earlier nickname 'Clancy' was adopted legally, with the addition of his ancestral family name 'Dunn'.
Duke Ellington's assessment of music as "good music and all that other stuff" has been Clancy's credo. Through the years he's played Jazz, Latin, Blues, Rock, Country and Folk songs, always respecting the integrity of the music. Although he loved working the local nightclubs, he realized he knew too much about too many people; so he just left. His chance meeting with a couple of American folk singers on a train led to their travelling the country together playing folk music, and when they returned home Clancy continued working solo, later joining Alex Hood as 'The Prodigal Sons', specialising in Australian songs, working steadily in schools, clubs, concerts and on television and radio.
Clancy's environmental song 'I Shot an Arrow Into the Air and it Stuck There', released on MCA, led to a brief but successful career making radio and T.V. commercials, including the iconic ''Avagoodweegend' for Aeroguard and the award winning 'Almost as Soft as Love' for Johnson's Baby Powder. An invitation to work in the U.S. followed, where Clancy made radio I.D.'s for KBBQ Ventura, and KFM-102 Las Vegas, before trading jingles for a stint on the road playing cover music, including variety lounges in Las Vegas, blues in Mississippi, Mexican songs in Texas, and country in Nashville. Then came the Aussie invasion which brought him back full circle playing his favourite Australian songs.