|Tony McCarthy Recordings|
|Country of origin||New Zealand|
Tony McCarthy Recordings was a New Zealand record label owned by record producer Tony McCarthy. Some of the artists on the label were Deane Waretini and Mahia Blackmore. The label is also a representation of the only released recordings by singer Abe Phillips who was killed in an accident in 1971.
Tony McCarthy was a songwriter and record producer.In 1972, McCarthy's composition "Tellabout" for singer Toni Williams was an APRA Silver Scroll nominated song. In 1973, he was involved in a recording session with teenage singer David Curtis who had a top 20 hit in 1970 with "Wheel Of Fortune".
With Sonny Keepa, he composed "E Te Iwi E".
The first release on the label was by Mahia Blackmore. The A side "The Long Road" was written by Lambert & Porter. The B side "Need You" was written By Tony McCarthy, and both sides were produced by him as well.Blackmore would later be part of powerhouse, a band put together in the early 70s by guitarist Billy TK. In early 2012, she was fronting the Paradise band which was due to appear at the Flaxmere Family Festival.
The Shadracks were a band from Hastings that were formed by Tom Greening in 1964. Abe Phillips joined in 1968 and as a result, the band experienced a boost. The line up then was Abe Phillips on vocals, Tom Greening on drums and vocals, Haromi Greening on vocals, Bill Prentice on tenor sax and rhythm guitar, Kepa Toa on lead guitar, Ricky Witoko on keyboards and sax, and Lambeth Bennett on bass guitar. In 1971, Tony McCarthy recorded Abe Phillips and the Shadracks in Wellington. In July 1971, Phillips left the group to concentrate on his solo career. Some time after that, he recorded "Don't Think You Remember Me" / "The Impossible Dream".In November 1971, Phillips was the winner of the Schweppes talent contest. He was on the verge of becoming internationally known, and it appeared he was headed for stardom.
On December 18, 1971, Phillips was coming back from a concert in Wellington and was killed in a head-on car collision.It was reported in the December 19 edition of the Sunday News , that the single, "Don't Think You Remember Me" / "The Impossible Dream" was selling well. Prince Tui Teka, and The Shadracks performed at his funeral. Forty years after his death, Phillips and The Shadracks became the subject of a 30-minute tribute documentary by Dean Mardon. Phillips was also a cousin of jazz cabaret singer Bridgette Allen.
Deane Waretini had two singles released on the label, "Trouble In My Life" bw ""The Long Road" and "Melody Butterfly" bw "Trouble in My Life.He would go on to have a No.1 hit in 1981 with "The Bridge".
Kount 5 Plus 2 were a group consisting of five men and two women. They appeared on New Zealand's New Faces in the final heat of the variety competition.Their single "Anybody There" was followed by "Tomorrow's Child".
Tui Fox aka Tui Hemana was a singer from Hato Paora who performed in both New Zealand and Fiji. He appeared on television during the 1970s.When Fox was a young singer, he competed against an equally young Bunny Walters at Joe Brown's Search for Stars. The event was held at the Rotorua Soundshell in 1969. Fox won the final, and Walters came in second. His single "You Can't Stop Love" bw "Only A Fool Breaks His Own Heart" was released on the Joe Brown label around 1970. "You Can't Stop Love" was one of nine songs listed among recordings by Bunny Walters, Stan White and Nash Chase as eligible for the Golden Disc Awards. His single "Bounce Baby Bounce" bw "Les Bicyclettes de Belsize" was released in 1974. "Bounce Baby Bounce" by Fox appears on the Māori Showbands, Balladeers & Pop Stars various artists compilation.
|Mahia Blackmore||"The Long Road" / "I Need You"||Tony McCarthy Recordings TM1|
|Abe Phillips||"Don't Think You Remember Me" / "The Impossible Dream"||Tony McCarthy Recordings TM2||1971|
|Abe Phillips||"Sing a Simple Song" / "United We Stand"||Tony McCarthy Recordings TM3||1971|
|Deane Waretini||"Trouble in My Life" / "The Long Road"||Tony McCarthy Recordings TM4||1972|
|Mark Delacy||"Think A Lot" / " Allison"||Tony McCarthy Recordings TM 5||1972|
|Deane Waretini||"Melody Butterfly" / "Trouble In My Life"||Tony McCarthy Recordings TM 6|
|Kount 5 Plus 2||"Anybody There" / "Tomorrow's Child"||Tony McCarthy Recordings TM 7||1973|
|Tui Fox||"Bounce Baby Bounce" / "Les Bicyclettes de Belsize"||Tony McCarthy Recordings TM 10||1974|
Traditional Māori music, or pūoro Māori, is composed or performed by Māori, the native people of New Zealand, and includes a wide variety of folk music styles, often integrated with poetry and dance.
The Yandall Sisters were a popular New Zealand-born Samoan all-female singing group of the 1970s, who made a major contribution to music in New Zealand. The members of the group were Caroline, Mary and Adele Yandall, and later younger sister Pauline Yandall.
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is an archive that was launched on 31 July 2014, following the completion of a three-year process whereby the New Zealand Film Archive "absorbed" the collections and operations of the RNZ Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero in 2012 and the Television New Zealand Archive in 2014.
Deane Waretini is a musician from New Zealand. He had a #1 chart hit in 1981 with the song "The Bridge", a Māori language song set to Nini Rosso's tune "Il Silenzio". He is also the son of a historically significant Maori baritone singer and recording artist. In later years, Waretini was featured in a New Zealand television production that was built around him.
Bunny Te Kokiri Miha Waahi Walters was a New Zealand singer who had a number of New Zealand hits during the 1970s. He is best known for the hits "Brandy" and "Take the Money and Run".
"Can't Get Enough" is a 1994 single from New Zealand funk rock band Supergroove. It peaked at number one in the New Zealand singles chart and later charted at 36 in Australia. The song was included on Supergroove's debut album Traction.
Kohai Grace is a New Zealand weaver. Her iwi are Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Porou, Te Āti Awa and Ngāti Raukawa.
"The Bridge" was a #1 chart hit in 1981 for New Zealand singer Deane Waretini, and his backing group The Rising Stars. This also marked a first. It was the first Maori language record to hit the no 1 spot in New Zealand. "The Bridge" is an example of an artist in the 1980s contributing to the success of a record. This was done by kick starting the process in the beginning by self-financing the record, having a hand in its own promotion by employing various tactics to get the record heard by the public.
Rhonda Bryers was a New Zealand singer of Maori descent. At one stage she was regarded as New Zealand's top entertainer.
The Mauri Hikitia is a various artists album released in 1981. It reached no 4 on the New Zealand charts. It features Rhonda, Ken Kincaid, Deane Waretini, and the Lightwood family.
Ode Records is a New Zealand record label. Artists recordings released through the label include Herb McQuay, Deane Waretini. The first release on the label was a single in 1968, "Sally I Do" by Abdullahs' Regime. The label also became an important outlet for ethnic and world music, especially music from Melanesian and Polynesian sources.
Mahia Blackmore is an award winning singer and band leader from New Zealand who has been singing since the 1960s. She has been referred to as New Zealand's own queen of rhythm 'n Blues. She has also been part of the Billy TK band Powerhouse. Her music and herself has been the subject on Whenua, a radio show presented by Hēnare te Ua on numerous occasions.
Anderson and Wise was a performing duo from New Zealand. They were also composers, whose songs were recorded by Nash Chase, The Rumour, Quincy Conserve, and Kamahl.
Steve Allen is a New Zealand singer and recording artist who found popularity as a singer during the 1970s. He is also known for the hit song "Join Together", and the song for the television commercial, "Use Your Nana"
20 Studio One Hits was a compilation album of New Zealand and New Zealand based artists culled from the Studio One television series on the N.Z.B.C.. It was released in 1972. It was followed up by 20 Studio One Hits Volume 2 the following year. The albums are representative of the televised Studio One talent quests. Some of the songs that appeared on the album went on to become hits in Australasia. The records which were released on the Music for Leisure label are a historical account of the Studio One talent quests.
Bridgette Allen is a New Zealand-born jazz singer who has a career going back to the 1960s. She has appeared on television in both New Zealand and Australia. She also starred in the film Hooks and Feelers, which was an adaptation of a Keri Hulme story.
Ernie Leonard was a New Zealand television presenter, wrestling commentator, and actor. He was well known to wrestling fans.
Pepe and the Rarotongans were a popular Cook Island music group fronted by a female singer, Pepe. They were active in the 1950s and 1960s. As recording artists, they had albums released on the Viking and Salem labels.
The Television New Zealand Archive collection contains over 600,000 hours of television spanning almost 55 years of New Zealand's public television history. It includes iconic New Zealand content such as documentaries, dramas, sports programmes and every TVNZ news broadcast from December 1986 to 2014. The archive only holds titles that have previously been broadcast – raw footage is not included. The archive also includes thousands of photographic stills. Both TVNZ and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage hold a list of the titles held in the TVNZ Archive collection. This has subsequently been released under the Official Information Act. The Ministry considers the majority of titles to be of high heritage and cultural value and the Minister of Broadcasting Craig Foss stated it was a "unique record of life in New Zealand". The contents of the collection are subject to the Public Records Act 2005. In 2014 the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, on behalf of the Crown, became the guardian of the archive. The physical collection is located in the Wellington region, in the former TVNZ Avalon facility now owned by the Department of Internal Affairs.
Mere Whaanga is a writer, illustrator, historian, researcher and academic whose work includes bilingual picture books, history books and conference papers. Several of her books have been shortlisted for or won awards and she herself has received a number of awards, grants, fellowships and writing residencies. She lives in Mahia, Hawke's Bay.