Lumsdaine, Jack (1895-1948)

Also known as
Lumsdaine, Jack
Lumsdaine, Jack John Sinclair (1895-1948)
Lumsdaine, Jack John Sinclair (-1948)
Lumsdaine, John Sinclair (1895-1948)
Field of activity
composer; lyricist; vocalist; performer; arranger; Performer; Songwriter; Vaudeville Artist; Entertainer
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Jack Lumsdaine is an Australian Performer, Songwriter who is mentioned in the AusStage database

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John Sinclair (Jack) Lumsdaine (1895-1948), songwriter, vaudeville artist and entertainer, was born on 18 November 1895 at Casino, New South Wales, son of Herbert Sinclair Lumsdaine, native-born bank manager,...

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1895-1948?

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Jack Lumsdaine was best known for his work on the Australian popular music scene from the 1920s. He worked as a composer, singer, jazz pianist, accompanist, conductor, songwriter, and news reader. Many of his compositions were published, and even recorded by artists such as Peter Dawson. Lumsdaine's foundational musical experiences came from his childhood home. His mother, a music teacher, taught him piano and singing. He later attended St Andrew's Cathedral School, Sydney, where he was a chorister and student of piano and organ. Lumsdaine saw military service during WW1 in France with the Australian Imperial Force. Exposure to gas harmed his health and voice - he later became known as the "Whispering Baritone" - and he was removed to England to work as a paymaster and unofficial entertainer for troops. After marrying and returning to Australia, Lumsdaine worked for the publishers Allans (Melbourne) and J. Albert and Son (Sydney). Here he was given some critical opportunities to influence public taste. His role was to advise these companies on suitable music from overseas for publication, and to tour theatres in Australia and New Zealand promoting those works, and his own, by performing before feature films. Lumsdaine broadened his public exposure by working as a composer, arranger, and performer on Australia's most influential vaudeville circuit, the Tivoli, and as an announcer on Fox Movietone newsreels. He also worked on numerous variety programmes with 2GB and the Colgate-Palmolive Radio Unit. In 1926 Lumsdaine began a successful radio programme called "Music while you wait on 2FC". Listeners called in to suggest song titles. For these he created words and music and performed the new work within half an hour. Like those of his contemporary Jack O'Hagan, Lumsdaine's songs typically uphold popular myths about Australia and its way of life, including lyrics about Australian towns (Wodonga), war (Digger), picturesque landscapes (Aussie Rose - " that grows where the Murray flows"), and domestic themes (Banish the Budget Blues).

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Resources by Jack Lumsdaine (61)

  1. Papers of Thora Twohill relating to Jack Lumsdaine
    Lumsdaine, Jack, 1895-1948
    [ Unpublished : 1858-2002 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 94,645.594)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 94,645.594)

  2. As their Majesties go by / words & music by Jack Lumsdaine
    Lumsdaine, Jack, 1895-1948
    [ Printed music : 1937 ]
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    At 4 libraries
    As their Majesties go by / words & music by Jack Lumsdaine
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 52,494.688)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 52,494.688)

  3. 'Tween decks : song / words and music by Jack Lumsdaine
    Lumsdaine, Jack, 1895-1948
    [ Printed music : 1925 ]
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    At 2 libraries
    'Tween decks : song / words and music by Jack Lumsdaine
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 52,494.488)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 52,494.488)

  4. Cobber o' mine / words and music by Jack Lumsdaine
    Lumsdaine, Jack, 1895-1948
    [ Printed music : 1925 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 52,095.855)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 52,095.855)

  5. The bridge we've been waiting for / words and music by Jack Lumsdaine
    Lumsdaine, Jack, 1895-1948
    [ Printed music : 1931 ]
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    At 2 libraries
    The bridge we've been waiting for / words and music by Jack Lumsdaine
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 52,095.219)

  6. Digger / words and music by Jack Lumsdaine
    Lumsdaine, Jack, 1895-1948
    [ Printed music : 1942 ]
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    At 4 libraries
    Digger / words and music by Jack Lumsdaine
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 51,918.637)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 51,918.637)

  7. Since Ma's gone mad on community singing / words and music by Jack Lumsdaine
    Lumsdaine, Jack, 1895-1948
    [ Printed music : 1930 ]
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    At 2 libraries
    Since Ma's gone mad on community singing / words and music by Jack Lumsdaine
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 51,918.633)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 51,918.633)

  8. Am I? song / by Jack Lumsdaine
    Lumsdaine, Jack, 1895-1948
    [ Printed music : 1944 ]
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    At 3 libraries
    Am I? song / by Jack Lumsdaine
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 51,918.617)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 51,918.617)

  9. Have you seen Sally? (The talk of the town) song / words and music by Jack Lumsdaine
    Lumsdaine, Jack, 1895-1948
    [ Printed music : 1923 ]
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    At 2 libraries
    Have you seen Sally? (The talk of the town) song / words and music by Jack Lumsdaine
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 51,882.777)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 51,882.777)

  10. Once again / words and music by Jack Lumsdaine
    Lumsdaine, Jack, 1895-1948
    [ Printed music : 1928 ]
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    At 2 libraries
    Once again / words and music by Jack Lumsdaine
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 51,882.504)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 51,882.504)

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Resources about Jack Lumsdaine (3)

  1. Papers of Thora Twohill relating to Jack Lumsdaine
    Lumsdaine, Jack, 1895-1948
    [ Unpublished : 1858-2002 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 94,229.055)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 94,229.055)

  2. Jack Lumsdaine, recording artist, composer, radio personality, variety artist on Tivoli circuit, and newreel commentator, ca. 1930
    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
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    At National Library
    Jack Lumsdaine, recording artist, composer, radio personality, variety artist on Tivoli circuit, and newreel commentator, ca. 1930
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 75,265.141)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 75,265.141)

  3. Quip and Quirk gramophone recording of vocal duet 'Colonel Campbell and Mr Lang' by John Quinlan, 1932
    Quip and Quirk
    [ Sound : 1932 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 35,390.375)

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  1. JACK LUMSDAINE,
    Truth (Perth, WA : 1903 - 1931) Saturday 4 February 1928 p 6 Article Illustrated
    ... JACK LUMSDAItyE, The "Whispering Baritone," well known to radio people as the "Ba* dio Rascal," who ... 24 words
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  2. ESTATE OF JACK LUMSDAINE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 18 December 1948 p 5 Article
    ... ESTATE OF JACK LUMSDAINE John Sinclair Lumsdaine, radio artist, made his will the day be-fore he ... 66 words
    • Text last corrected on 29 February 2016 by merrin
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  3. Jack Lumsdaine's Art
    Truth (Sydney, NSW : 1894 - 1954) Sunday 30 January 1927 p 11 Article Illustrated
    ... Jack Lumsdaine s Art 'JT is not so hard to writ*! a song nowadays,' says llr. Jack Lumsdaine, the ... the general public in every possible way, such as having JACK LUMSDAINE, Australia's foremoit song ... 441 words
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  1. Communications, Information Technology and The Arts Seeking Copyright Holders
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Government Notices (National : 1987 - 2012) Wednesday 4 June 2003 p 1649

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    ... ; Banish the Budget Blues written and sung by Jack Lumsdaine; Waiting for Something to Happen words by Slim ... exhibition - Snake Gully Swagger written by Jack O'Hagan; Bridge of Our Dreams Come True - written by Varney ... 106 words
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  2. Index page
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Government Notices (National : 1987 - 2012) Wednesday 31 December 2003 [INDEX Jan 2003-Dec 2003] p 27

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    ... narrowcasting (LPON) transmitter licences, 1113, 2799 Lumsdaine, Jack, 1649 Lumley General Insurance Ltd, 3020 ... 289 words
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  3. Examination No. 3961. FOR PROMOTION OR TRANSFER AS TECHNICIAN, TELECOMMUNICATIONS (TELEPHONE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE), POSTMASTER-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT, ALL STATES. Held 14th M...
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    ... Clure, Ronald Douglas. All good, Edward Evan. McMaster, Alan William. Bailey, Leonard Clarke. Mayo, Jack ... . Evans, Victor. Sparks, Jack. Gall, Arthur Connell Starkey, William Henry Howard. Dickenson. Garforth ... 557 words
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  1. Lumsdaine, John Sinclair (Jack) (1895–1948) [Article]
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  2. Congratulations, Jack Lumsdaine!
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    Congratulations, Jack Lumsdaine!
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  3. JACK LUMSDAINE MEMORIAL
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    [ Article : 1949 ]
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    JACK LUMSDAINE MEMORIAL
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  4. Jack Lumsdaine Entertains After Dinner
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    [ Article : 1940 ]
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    Jack Lumsdaine Entertains After Dinner
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  1. Jack Lumsdaine
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  2. Audio Open Content
    Audio Open Content
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    Each item on this list has a link to on-line audio with an unrestrictive license in TROVE comments. Copyright law determines when inellectual property protection ends, and which music is free for all...

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    What are Australia’s national obsessions? We’ve singled out odes to sport, the beach and our fascination with the royal family. Curated by National Library of Australia staff.

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  1. Sydney flour song / music by Jack Lumsdaine
    Lumsdaine, Jack
    [ Printed music : 1945 ]
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    At State Library of QLD
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 366.596)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 366.596)

  2. Curl the mo, Uncle Joe / lyric by Jack Hatch ; music by Jack Lumsdaine
    Lumsdaine, Jack, 1896-1948
    [ Printed music : 1944 ]
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    At Monash Uni Library
    Curl the mo, Uncle Joe / lyric by Jack Hatch ; music by Jack Lumsdaine
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 286.327)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 286.327)

  3. Curl the mo, Uncle Joe / lyric by Jack Hatch ; music by Jack Lumsdaine
    Lumsdaine, Jack, 1896-1948
    [ Printed music : 1944 ]
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    Curl the mo, Uncle Joe / lyric by Jack Hatch ; music by Jack Lumsdaine
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 276.667)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 276.667)

  4. PHAR LAP - FAREWELL TO YOU!
    Lumsdaine, Jack
    [ Sound : 1932 ]
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  1. [Croydon subdivision plans]
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  1. [Collection of advertising jingles for Berger's paint] / music by Jack Lumsdaine
    Lumsdaine, Jack, 1896-1948
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  2. Back to Tipperary days / words and music by Bimbo and Jack Lumsdaine ; arr. by Tom Davidson. Just a little ginger headed feller / words and music by Mary Brett ; arr. by Tom Davidson
    Lumsdaine, Jack, 1896-1948
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 245.428)

  3. Sourcebook of phonological awareness activities. Candace L. Goldsworthy
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    [ Book, Sound : 1943-2013 ]
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    Sourcebook of phonological awareness activities. Candace L. Goldsworthy
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 209.71)

  4. The new media in education. a report of the western regional conference on educational media research / Jack V. Edling
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    [ Microform, Book : 1965 ]
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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Jack Lumsdaine, song writer, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 579.981)

  2. [Jack Lumsdaine Memorial Award Concert : programs and related material collected by the National Library of Australia]
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  3. Papers of James Murdoch
    Murdoch, James, 1930-2010
    [ Unpublished : 1930-2008 ]
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    Papers of James Murdoch
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