26 Jul 2020

Stunning late-career revival of Aussie songsmith Russell Morris

From Sunday Morning, 11:05 am on 26 July 2020
Australian musician Russell Morris

Australian musician Russell Morris Photo: Supplied

Fifty years ago Australian songsmith Russell Morris hit number on the New Zealand charts with his "soft protest" song 'Rachel'. But after a string of successes in the seventies, Morris' career hit a three-decade lull. Then in 2013, Morris kicked off a late-career revival with a trilogy of albums that melded Aussie history with some great blues riffs.

His most recent record Black and Blue Heart, released last year, saw Morris score his highest chart position for a rock album since his debut album Bloodstone in 1971. He joins Jim to discuss the highs and lows of his colourful career.