IoS album review: Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, The Golden Age of Song (Rhino)
Sunday 02 December 2012
This collection of collaborative covers trawls Holland's Hootenanny shows, with a dozen specially recorded tunes thrown in.
As such, it's inevitably a mixed bag, and the combination of Jessie J and "Get Here" is exactly the perfect storm of hellishness it appears on paper. Then again, Cee-Lo Green does an uncanny "Reet Petite" and Florence Welch doesn't disgrace "My Baby Just Cares For Me". Best of all is Amy Winehouse and Paul Weller's "Don't Go to Strangers".
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