‘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.
The two albums John Hartford recorded for Warner Bros. in the early '70s stand as two of the most influential and groundbreaking albums in modern country music. For 1971's Aereo-Plain, Hartford and fiddler Vassar Clements, dobroist Tut Taylor, guitarist Norman Blake and bassist Randy Scruggs played a set of mostly original tunes that fused the irreverent hippie aesthetic with the hallowed bluegrass tradition, thereby more or less singlehandedly inventing the "newgrass" genre. And 1972's Morning Bugle built on Aereo-Plain's breakthrough with a stripped-down line-up of Hartford, Blake and jazz bassist Dave Holland. This two-CD set contains both albums with eight unreleased bonus tracks-four from each session.
In 1992, Dave Holland took a break from his extended residency at ECM to record his second solo bass outing, Ones All, for Intuition. In contrast to the abstract territory Holland explored with 1977's Emerald Tears, Ones All probes a more straightforward vein and feels very much like a jazz record despite its unconventional instrumentation. Holland's seemingly limitless capacity for harmonic and rhythmic invention is completely in evidence as he moves through this collection of six originals and four standards (plus one tune by Holland's fellow bassist Michael Moore).