Album Review: Jools Holland & Ruby Turner - Jools & Ruby

15 December 2015 | 12:22 pm | Ross Clelland

"Old school professionals, doing the business with enthusiasm."

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Beside his 'day' job curating musical TV grab-bag
, Jools Holland also leads the brass-driven Rhythm & Blues Orchestra that indulges his roots in blues-into-rock stylings, with himself at the keyboard.

Ruby Turner is a fixture in the combo, a soul and blues belter. This compilation (with a handful of new tracks) places her front and centre, with smatterings of gospel — Get Away Jordan, Peace In The Valley — to boogie-woogie stompers like Jumpin' At The Jubilee. There's even the self-explanatory Christmas Song to encourage use as a stocking stuffer. Old school professionals, doing the business with enthusiasm.