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Jools Holland And Friends - Small World Big Band [CD]

Jools Holland Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (19 Nov 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Warner
  • ASIN: B00005RRGL
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,508 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Seventh SonJools Holland 3:020.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Horse To The Water (feat. George Harrison)Jools Holland 5:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Will it Go Round In Circles (feat. Paul Weller)Jools Holland And Paul Weller 3:300.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Valentine MoonJools Holland 4:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Return Of The Blues CowboyJools Holland And Joe Strummer 2:410.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Hand That Changed Its' MindJools Holland And Dr. John 3:260.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Nobody But YouJools Holland And Ruby Turner 3:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. RevolutionJools Holland And Stereophonics 3:190.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. I Put A Spell On You (feat. Mica Paris and David Gilmour)Jools Holland 4:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Oranges And Lemons AgainJools Holland And Suggs 3:390.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. All That You AreJools Holland And Eric Bibb 3:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Mademoiselle Will DecideJools Holland And Mark Knopfler 2:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Back O' Town BluesJools Holland And Van Morrison 3:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Town And Country Rhythm And BluesJools Holland And Chris Difford 3:480.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. I Wanna Be AroundJools Holland & John Cale 3:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. I'm ReadyJools Holland And Steve Winwood 3:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (feat. Marc Almond)Jools Holland 4:340.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. T-Bone ShuffleJools Holland And Mick Hucknall 3:020.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. It's So BlueJools Holland And Paul Carrack 4:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Outskirts Of TownJools Holland And Taj Mahal 4:540.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. I'm In The Mood For LoveJools Holland And Jamiroquai With The Rhythm And Blues Orchestra 3:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. What Would I Do Without YouJools Holland And Eric Clapton 3:270.79  Buy MP3 

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Given the range of music that has echoed around the "Later With Jools" TV studio, Jools Holland ought to be one of the most versatile musicians in Britain, and so he needs to be in the star-studded Small World Big Band. Among other things, he does Georgie-Fame-style rock & roll with Sting, Memphis soul with Paul Weller, slow blues with a hollering Joe Strummer, chugging R&B with Dr John (who gives one of the most colourful vocal performances here), some largely unreconstructed Beatles with Stereophonics, some sunny ska with Suggs, a reverb-drenched blues with Mark Knopfler (sadly without a guitar break) and an epic Anthony Newley style lament with Marc Almond. The biggest news is probably the debut of the late George Harrison's first new song for 10 years, the evocative "Horse To The Water". However, despite the variety, Jools's natural inclinations and his ever-present Rhythm & Blues Orchestra lead much of the music towards big band boogie. Sometimes the blues piano clichés pop up in places that perhaps they shouldn't, but would it be a Jools Holland party without them? --Mark Gilbert

Product Description

JOOLS HOLLAND Small World Big Band (2001 UK 22-track CD featuring guest appearances by Sting George Harrison Eric Clapton Jamiroquai Van Morrisson Dave Gilmour Mark Knopfler and loads more!!)

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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I found this CD in Kingston, Ontario back in December and bought it solely for "Horse to the Water". I had no idea who Jools was (I was a fan of Squeeze during the years when he had left the band), and I certainly hadn't heard of Sam Brown or Suggs. What a treasure chest of great songs and performances!
Because of George's passing and the demand for "Horse..." to be released in this country, this CD finally came out here in early January, instead of the original March release date. We've been missing something over here! "Valentine Moon" by Sam Brown (and Jools) is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard, the Stereophonics' "Revolution" is great, and Suggs' "Oranges and Lemons Again" is infectious. What talented artists!
The cuts featuring more familiar acts like Sting and Dr. John are excellent, as one would expect. Like any great CD containing cuts by various artists, this one makes you want to buy lots more. (I've already bought four more Jools CD's from amazon.uk, and I plan to buy "Stop" by Sam Brown among many others.) Jools' piano skills are amazing, and the big band sound adds a new dimension to all these great tracks. I'll recommend it over here to anyone who'll listen!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smooth, slick songs, excellent danceability! 9 May 2002
Format:Audio CD
Each track recorded with polish and evident joy. Jools' piano is silky and mesmerising, and the peers he brings together are the upper echelon of talent and enthusiasm.Timeless.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular Sounds 20 Aug 2002
By madison
Format:Audio CD
Just browsing and listening to newly released compilation albums in a store and bought this album on the basis of hearing the first track 7th Son with Sting. I had never before heard of Jools Holland as I live in Aust, but was pleasantly surprised at how familiar some songs sounded to me although I had never heard them before. Needless to say it has become my absolute favourite album.
Paul Weller and Style Council were a great band so a bit of an influence for me to buy, had never heard of Suggs but "oranges and lemons" is such a fun song - reminds me of a mix of Ian Dury/Madness. Also "Valentine Moon" is such a simply beautiful tune. I could not pin one song as my favourite as they all are so good, although "All that you are" for me resonates the emotions I feel for my mother and tugs at my heart every time I hear it.

I strongly recommend anyone to buy this wonderful album - you will not be disappointed. It's diversity of sounds from big band, jazz, rock, blues and boogie woogie is sure to please all who listen. Excellent value for money.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational 1 Jan 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
A great CD, for both blues/boogie enthusiast or occasoinal listener. A great line up of artists performing songs both newly composed and covered along with the very talented Jools Holland and his Rythm and Blues Orchestra. The band are on top form and its nice for once to be able to actually hear the piano in a recording for once and Jools' piano playing gets the attention it deserves in this excellent compilation which is a pleasure to the listener and an inspiration to musicians, composers and learning pianists such as myself. If you are into good music then buy it!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Can't argue with that! 14 Dec 2001
By Andy Millward VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
22 tracks, a truck load of star guests (including George Harrison's final recording before the posthumous releases start), some excellent boogie-woogie piano and crisp horns, all for a tenner. Nobody could claim they were short-changed!
That said, I wish Jools would display the full range of his talents (piano, not vocal!) He seems to choose material well within his capabilities. Promises much more than he actually delivers, somehow.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Small World Big Band 30 July 2011
Format:Audio CD
`Small World, Big Band' is a collection of tracks from Jools Holland and some well known friends.

The selection of tracks here are in his typical boogie woogie, blues or soul style and the friends he duets with are varied and eclectic. From Sting to George Harrison, Mica Paris and David Gilmour to Eric Clapton, each person he duets with adds their own unique feel to the song they feature on.

Personal favourites have to be `Nobody But You' with Ruby Turner with it's soul blues feel and `Mademoiselle Will Decide' with Mark Knopfler, but to be honest all the songs are good and sit very comfortably alongside one another.

If you like Jools' music then this should be right up your street and if you like blues in general then there should plenty here for you to enjoy. Give it a try, you shouldn't be disappointed.

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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Eclectic 30 Jun 2002
Format:Audio CD
Although I have enjoyed watching Jools' Later programmes for the last few years, and think he is a great pianist and has a great band, this is my first Jools album. Like many people, I suspect, I had to have it because of the George Harrison track.
Here Jools brings together elements of rock, blues, jazz, the "big band" sound, and his famous boogie woogie, as well as the various styles of his "friends". It's an eclectic mix; often it works, but with 22 tracks, it also often sounds a bit samey.
There are some fantastic tracks here. My favourites are those with Sting, George Harrison, Suggs, Marc Almond, John Cale, JK from Jamiroquai, Mark Knopfler, Ruby Turner/Dave Gilmour, Steve Winwood and Van Morrison. Also worth a mention is Revolution from the Stereophonics, which is about the best cover of a Beatles song I have heard - and I think better than the slow acoustic version the fab four recorded for the White Album. Lots of the rest I am often tempted to skip.
Valentine Moon is particularly disappointing. I have seen Sam Brown on Jools' shows and she has a fantastic voice but this track, with its slushy sentimental lyrics - and which does not seem to feature very much of Jools' big band either - simply does not do her justice!
Still, well worth buying for the really great tracks, and when you think about it, the average album only has about 12 tracks on it anyway, so if you like most or even all of this, then it is even better value.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding album with an amazing variety of genres
Outstanding album with an amazing variety of genres, singers and pace, and Jules ain't to bad on the piano either! Read more
Published 9 days ago by Michael A Cowan
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Sorry didn't like this at all, so gave to charity!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought as a present for my husband as we have ...
Bought as a present for my husband as we have tickets to see Jools later in the year, and he loves it!
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. M. G. Landricombe
4.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Love to listen to this in the car with the whole family. Keeps the kids quiet on long journeys .
Published 6 months ago by Huw
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality
Jools never fails to deliver. Not a single bad track on this album. Go and see him and his Big Band live - fantastic.
Published 7 months ago by b12bandit
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb recording
With a compilation of jazz, rhythm and blues all rolled into one superb package - it is sheer delight from beginning to end
Published 14 months ago by David Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
If you like a random mix of tunes and your a JH fan then you can not go wrong. Some really upbeat some bit more mellow.
Published 15 months ago by Angelo Master
5.0 out of 5 stars everything that i expected
from the talented mr h and his guests really moves along and sets the feet tapping highly recommended for jazz and blues fans
Published 15 months ago by del
4.0 out of 5 stars Bought for background
Bought no less than 3 Jools Holland CDs for background music at BBQ etc. You can't go wrong - excellently produced and superb musicians - he also uses different artists and so is... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Raymondovic
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