Russell Morris is back in the Australian Top 50 chart for the first time since his ‘Almost Frantic’ album peaked at no. 28.
In the 60s and 70s Russell was one of Australia’s biggest pop stars with hits like ‘The Real Thing’, ‘Wings Of An Eagle’ and ‘Sweet Sweet Love’.
Now in his 60s, ‘Sharkmouth’ was a labour of love for Russell. The album is a collection of blues songs written by Russell Morris about Australia’s gangsters of the mainly 1920’s and 1930’s like Squizzy Taylor and Les Darcy.
Guests of the album include Renee Geyer, Diesel and Troy Cassar-Daly.
The ‘Sharkmouth’ album is a fluent and articulate collection of stories from Australia’s history put together through music. Russell chose to tell the stories through blues instead of the fall-back position of country, often used for a musical project.
‘Sharkmouth’ has been selling consistently since its release four months ago but this week crept into the ARIA Top 50 at no. 47 and the ARIA Australian Albums chart at no. 10.
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