Too Much Too Young

Later with Jools Holland goes out again on BBC 2 TV this Tuesday and Friday and features a couple of old fellas amongst the younger generation. Jerry Dammers (bottom left, above) brings along his Special AKA Orchestra and they’ll play a song from his former group, The Specials, along with a cover of a Sun Ra tune. Jack Bruce (bottom right) was bassist and founding member, alongside Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton, of the first of the so-called supergroups, Cream. Band of Horses (top right) is the name of a countryesque American group who are promoting their upcoming third album, Infinite Arms. Their compatriot, Melody Gardot (top middle), is primarily influenced by jazz vocalists and her most recent album is called My One and Only Thrill. Kate Nash (bottom middle) is from the capital city of England and her second album, My Best Friend is You, has just been released. Fellow Londoner Ben Drew goes by the name of Plan B (top left) and his second album is also due. Below, four of these performers sing other people’s songs while the wonderfully monikered Spanky Wilson gives the cover treatment to one of Cream’s more famous hits

Sunshine of Your Love (Cream cover) – Spanky Wilson

Over The Rainbow (Judy Garland cover) – Melody Gardot

I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You (Black Kids cover) – Kate Nash

Your Love Is Forever (George Harrison cover) – Band of Horses

A Message To You, Rudy (Dandy Livingstone cover) – The Specials