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Soul Deeper - Live At The Basement

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Respect
Here I Am Baby
Aint To Proud To Beg
Money
What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
6345 789
Who's Making Love
When Something's Wrong With My Baby
Show Me
Chain Of Fools
Higher And Higher
Land Of A Thousand Dances
Hold On I'm Coming
Dancing In The Streets
To Love Somebody
Band Introduction (Staggerlee)
Hound Dog
Rip It Up
Hard To Handle
All The Young Dudes
 I Put A Spell On You (feat. Ian Moss)
Good Times
12. I Look Good Without A Shirt On
13. Sweet Soul Music

The Basement in Sydney is ground central for jazz and blues in the Harbour City. A tiny club with low ceilings and the posters of a thousand stars, the smell of tobacco and whisky embedded into the walls. For one night only Jimmy Barnes brought his soul revue into this hallowed room and frankly tore it apart.

Jimmy's band had been drafted from the Mississippi Delta for the recording of his album Soul Deeper and they were, in the singer's own words, guys who had learnt this music before soul stirring rave up. Jimmy's adventure in soul began a decade ago with his album 'Soul Deep', a tribute to the R&B music he grew up with.

At the turn of this  century Jimmy went back to the USA, specifically the Deep South, to further  explore rhythm and blues and the result was like Stax Volt to Soul Deep's Motown. The harder edge of the Stax sound, the raw energy of Joe Tex and Otis and Sam and Dave suits Jimmy's enormous voice perhaps better than sweet and  low pop.

A rock show is often just a replication of something made in a recording studio. This is as true of R&B. The art of doing it for real, of getting to the elemental rawness, has become almost lost. For this show Jimmy assembled a band that could keep the groove still in the pocket even as he broke all hell loose on top. It doesn't get any more live than Jimmy Barnes at the Basement.

THE PLAYERS

JIMMY BARNES (Vocals)
JAMES GADSON / DRUMS
REGGIE MCBRIDE / BASS
DAVID WOODFORD / SAXAPHONE
LEE THORNBURG / TRUMPET / TROMBONE
JOHNNY LEE SCHELL / GUITAR
MICK WEAVER / KEYBOARDS
SWEET PEA ATKINSON / BACKING VOCALS
ALEXANDRA BROWN / BACKING VOCALS
MARK LIZOTTE (DIESEL) / LEAD GUITAR


A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MUSICIANS FEATURED ON THIS RECORD:

JAMES GADSON:
Booker T. & the MG's, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Herbie Hancock, B.B. King, Pattie la Belle, The Pointer Sisters, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Temptations

REGGIE McBRIDE:
Stevie Wonder, John Lee Hooker, B.B King

DAVID WOODFORD:
Little Feat, Roy Orbison, Bonnie Raitt

LEE THORNBURG:
Ray Charles, Leonard Cohen, Doobie Bros, Elta James, Little Feat, Tower Of Power

JOHNNY LEE SCHELL:
B.B. King, Elta James, John Lee Hooker, Joe Cocker

MICK WEAVER:
Janis Joplin, Alvin Lee

SWEET PEA ATKINSON:
Bob Dylan, Was (Not Was), Bob Seger, Paula Abdul

ALEXANDRA BROWN:
Anita Baker, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Tina Turner,
Roy Orbison   

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