Backed by his hugely popular Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Jools Holland has persuaded some very special guests to join him in the recording studio to lend their extraordinary vocal talents to a special collaboration album. The Golden Age of Song
is a mix of timeless classics, undiscovered gems and some new songs penned by the man himself. Collaborators include Jessie J, Tom Jones, Rumer, James Morrison, Paloma Faith, Paul Weller, Joss Stone, Mick Hucknall, Gregory Porter and Ruby Turner. The album also includes live recordings from previous Hootenanny shows that Jools presents each New Year; "Don't Go To Strangers" by Amy Winehouse and Paul Weller from 2006, "The Lady is a Tramp" by Lily Rose Cooper (née Allen) from 2008, Paolo Nutini with "Lovin' Machine" from 2009, Florence Welch's take on "My Baby Just Cares for Me" (also 2009) and Cee Lo Green's reinvigoration of Jackie Wilson's "Reet Petite" from 2010.
CD Ft. Jessie J, Florence Welch, Paolo Nutini, Paul Weller