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.
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