A unique collection of collaborations between the boogie-woogie master Jools Holland and UK’s queen of soul Ruby Turner. Jools & Ruby will feature a selection of the duo’s personal favourites and crowd pleasers, including 4 new recordings. Jools & Ruby is available from Friday 11th December 2015.
The album features a number of new recordings including ‘Peace In The Valley’ and ‘Same Old Heart’ plus brand new compositions ‘Pray Have Mercy’, co-written by Jools & Ruby, and ‘Christmas Song’ with the music written by Jools to accompany the poem by Wendy Cope. Additional tracks include airwaves favourites ‘The Informer’, ‘Jumpin’ in the Morning’ and ‘This Train’.
Jools Holland and Ruby Turner first met 22 years ago when Jools was looking for singers to join his big band. Ruby’s incredible voice matched her big personality and the two soon became dear friends. Describing Ruby as the sister he never had, Jools even invited the singer to perform at his wedding. The duo have gone on to write and record music together and travelled the world with tours alongside the much-loved Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.
Jools & Ruby Tracklisting:
1. Peace in The Valley (Thomas Dorsey)
2. Roll Out Of This Hole (Jools Holland/Ruby Turner)
3. The Informer (Ash Howes Radio Mix) (Jools Holland)
4. Pray Have Mercy (Jools Holland/Ruby Turner)
5. Christmas Song (Music by Jools Holland on a poem by Wendy Cope)
6. Same Old Heart (Jools Holland)
7. Remember Me (Jools Holland)
8. Honey Hush (Lou Turner)
9. Boring (Jools Holland/Chris Difford)
10. My Country Man (Leroy Kirkland/Sid Wyche)
11. When I Get Home (Jools Holland/Chris Difford/Ruby Turner)
12. Jumpin’ At The Jubilee (Joe Turner)
13. Love Made Them Do That (Jools Holland)
14. To Love A Child (Jools Holland)
15. This Train (Sister Rosetta Tharpe)
16. You Are So Beautiful (Billy Preston/Bruce Fisher)
17. Count Me In (Jools Holland/Mark Flanagan)
18. Nobody But You (Cynthia Weil/Barry Mann)
19. Get Away Jordan (William McDade)
20. I Still Went Wrong (Jools Holland/Ruby Turner)
21. Jumpin’ In The Morning (Ray Charles)
22. Precious Lord (Thomas A.Dorsey)
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