An excellent budget compilation of the wonderful Bethlehem Records label - what a roster of artists they had. Very good sound too. The Bethlehem label focused on jazz releases, and this set collects some great examples of jazz–vocally and instrumentally–between the years 1958-62. One look at the artists on this 60 track 2 CD set shows how many fine artists released music on the label. Like other collections from One Day Music, there's no booklet, only a short paragraph about the label and a few of the featured artists. The digitally remastered sound is good overall within the limits of recording styles of the era.
Jools Holland, who began his television career 30 years ago, takes us on a journey of his life that has made him the doyen of the music scene. Growing up in the East End, joining the hit band Squeeze and landing the job of presenting the iconic TV show The Tube, all contributed to him becoming BBC Two's music man. Including special behind-the-scenes access to the critically acclaimed programme Later… with Jools Holland and to Jools's own recording studio in Greenwich, designed by the man himself. Featuring interviews with Sir Tom Jones, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Paul Weller, Sir Bob Geldof and Vic Reeves.