Jimmy Barnes in Soul Deeper: Real Soul Singer

Title:
Jimmy Barnes in Soul Deeper: Real Soul Singer
NFSA ID:
716142
Year:
2000
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In this excerpt from Soul Deeper: Songs From The South Jimmy's band members talk about what a great soul singer he is. 

This is an intriguing montage of interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of the recording of Jimmy's album. The mix of colour and black-and-white references the legacy of the songs he chose to record and works well to telegraph the message that he is drawing upon a history of soul music extending back to the 1950s and '60s. It has the clever effect of placing him within that lineage.

It is also interesting to hear his American session musicians talk about him in such glowing terms. While he is appreciated at home in Australia, this segment leads us to ask ourselves if he's even more talented than we thought. And who cannot enjoy hearing back-up singer Sweat Pea Atkinson say, 'The man is a demon'!