after a five year gap, Ms Turner has released this latest album – a 14 tracker that reflects the diversity manifest in her career. 'All That I Am' proffers all kinds of flavours but the most prominent is catchy pop/soul with a hint of AOR – the kind of music that sits easily on the playlist of Radio 2. 'Hello Baby', 'Fire In My Heart', 'Move On' and the lightly reggae-flavoured 'Putting You First' are good examples of what I mean. Pleasant and innocuous, Ruby, I'm sure, could knock stuff like this out in her sleep.
‘Sirens of Song’ is the follow up to 2012’s huge success The Golden Age Of Song, with one major difference, this album is GIRLS ONLY! It features a who’s who of both classic and contemporary female artists including Joss Stone, Laura Muvula, Eartha Kitt, Rumer, Kylie and Emeli Sande. The songs are instantly recognisable and have become staples for any discerning music lover; with tracks like Percy Sledges “ Lost Mind” covered by Rumer, Stevie Wonders” I Wish” covered by Mel C and the Clash’s “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” covered by Kylie. In addition to these covers there are some new songs written by Jools in his own inimitable style.
2005 Compilation album from Jools. It was a mix of instrumental and songs.
Jools Holland is back with a brand new album and an elite gathering of world-class female artists, with big band support from his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. Sirens Of Song highlights Jools' talent for amazing collaborations and features duets with some of the most iconic female voices in contemporary and classic music. Jools Holland said: "It's a privilege and honour to celebrate and bring together, for the first time ever, some of the greatest female vocalists and writers of our time on this new record…
The main body of this disc is made up of a concert held to honor British blues legend Alexis Korner in the early 1980s, featuring Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, and Ruby Turner. From the opening, which heavily features the trombone and saxophone section, one can see the special brand of British blues that Korner represented, some distance from the Rolling Stones and most of the other acts that followed in his wake. This concert represents just about the best showcase that Korner ever had for his brand of blues, demonstrating just how taut and precise this type of big-band blues could be in the right hands.