Classic Motown and soul songs will soundtrack The Sapphires film, sung by Jessica Mauboy and the original stars.
Last month details of the new Australian film The Sapphires emerged, a true story following a groundbreaking ‘60s indigenous girl group who went to entertain the troops in Vietnam.
It stars Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens and Miranda Tapsell, with Chris O’Dowd as a talent scout who discovers the four singers.
Now the soundtrack has been announced, and it looks like a humdinger. Many of the Motown classics are sung by Jessica Mauboy, with Lou Bennett, Juanita Tippens and Jade MacRae filling in for the girls. There are also original recordings from Sam & Dave, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Voice star Darren Pervival.
The film will appear at the Melbourne International Film Festival on August 2 and hit cinemas on August 9. But you can snap up the soundtrack early, on July 29.
Check out the tracklist below.
The Sapphires Soundtrack
Land Of A Thousand Dances – Jessica Mauboy
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Jessica Mauboy
What A Man – Jessica Mauboy
I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – Jessica Mauboy
Who’s Loving You? – Jessica Mauboy
I’ll Take You There – Jessica Mauboy
Gotcha – Jessica Mauboy
Soul Man – Sam & Dave
Hold On! I’m A Comin’ – Sam & Dave
Run Through The Jungle – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Today I Started Loving You Again – Jessica Mauboy, Juanita Tippens & Jade MacRae
People Make The World A Better Place – Juanita Tippens
Yellow Bird – Jessica Mauboy & Lou Bennett
Ngarra Burra Ferra – Jessica Mauboy, Lou Bennett, Juanita Tippens & Jade MacRae
Shouting Out Love – The Emotions
In The Sweet Bye & Bye – Darren Percival