|The Rhythm and the Blues|
|Studio album by|
|Released||28 August 2009|
|Jimmy Barnes chronology|
|The Border Mail|
The Rhythm and the Blues is the thirteenth solo studio album by Australian rock musician Jimmy Barnes, released through Liberation Music on 28 August 2009. The album was produced by Don Gehman in Los Angeles and peaked at number one on the Australian Albums Chart for two weeks.The Rhythm and the Blues was Barnes' ninth solo album (thirteenth including his Cold Chisel records) to reach number one on the ARIA Charts, an all-time record for an Australian artist.
The album was touted as a sequel to Barnes' previous works Soul Deep and Soul Deeper... Songs From the Deep South .It features cover versions of tracks from throughout the late 1940s to the 1960s, with songs by the likes of Ray Charles, Little Richard, Ike & Tina Turner, Bo Diddley, Stevie Wonder and Nina Simone.
|Chart (2009)||Peak position|
|Australian Albums Chart||1|
|ARIA Albums Chart||36|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
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