Have One On Me

Season 36 of Later with Jools Holland reaches episode four this week. I’m mostly looking forward to the performance of Joanna Newsom (pictured above, top middle). I really liked her first two albums, The Milk-Eyed Mender and Ys, but I’ve yet to get into her third and latest release, Have One On Me. This could be due to it being a triple album with fourteen of its eighteen tracks being longer than six minutes in length. She’s definitely worth checking out, though. Also on the show is a singer from Benin in West Africa, Angelique Kidjo (top left). Her latest album is entitled Oyo and it includes songs that inspired her growing up in Africa. Most of these are by such soul icons as Aretha, Otis, James Brown and Curtis Mayfield. Following on from Laura Marling’s appearance last week are her fellow London folk-poppers, Mumford & Sons (bottom right). Their debut album is Sigh No More and it was released a couple of months ago in the States following its October release in Britain last year. The final three acts are much more established and each of them is renowned for their onstage antics as much as for their music. Both Courtney Love (top right) and Iggy Pop (bottom middle) have both been known to perform without the need for shirts and Love will be letting it all hang out with her band Hole while Iggy will be talking about reissue of the Stooges’ Raw Power. Ozzy Ozbourne (bottom left), meanwhile, is more of an animal lover and once bit off the head of a bat at one of his shows! It should make for some interesting viewing and listening

Cousins (Vampire Weekend Cover) – Mumford & Sons

Move on Up (Curtis Mayfield) – Angelique Kidjo feat John Legend