A 'Hootenanny' was originally a get-together or guitar pull on the folk scene of the late 50s and early 60s. The term had a kind of currency back then when there was even a Hootenanny show alongside the likes of other music TV classics like Hullabaloo. I'm not sure we knew all this when we convened our first New Year's Ever show for BBC2 back in 1993. We just thought the word sounded a little quaint and a little nonsensical and Jools could imagine shouting it out in the studio. Jools has been welcoming in the New year with the nation for 11 years now on BBC2 and it is undoubtedly the moment when his highly successful Rhythm and Blues Orchestra come into their absolute own Jools and the Orchestra do all manner of big band styles: they can play the blues with B.B. King, boogie woogie with Robert Plant, get soulful with Solomon Burke or swing Sinatra-style with Huey from the Fun Lovin' Criminals. Now thanks to this DVD you can pour yourself a drink, surround yourself with the cream of British celebrity and sing along to some of the greatest songs in pop music anytime you like. Ladies and gentlemen, let's Hootenanny!
Tracklisting: - Solomon Burke - Everybody Needs Somebody to Love - Ray Davies - You Really Got Me - Robert Plant - Let the Boogie Woogie Roll - Jimmy Cliff - You Can Get It if You Really Want - Huey Morgan - Fly Me to the Moon - Edwin Starr - War - Roisin Murphy - the Time is Now - Dr. John - Such a Night - Beverley Knight - a Change is Gonna Come - Kirsty Maccoll - Miss Otis Regrets - Kelly Jones - Handbags and Gladrags - Tom Jones & Jeff Beck - Be-bop-a-lula - Eric Clapton - Reconsider Baby - Ronnie Wood - Ooh La La - Chas 'n' Dave - Ain't No Pleasing You - Paul Weller - Will It Go Round in Circles? - Sharleen Spiteri - Surrender - Chrissie Hynde - Out of This World - Jools Holland - I'm in a Dancing Mood - Gabrielle - Give Me a Little More Time - David Mcalmont - Misty Blue - Bb King - Eyesight to the Blind - John Cale - i Wanna Be Around - Tom Jones & Cerys Matthews - Baby It's Cold Outside - Gary Brooker - a Whiter Shade of Pale - Steve Winwood - I'm a Man - Mick Hucknall - T-bone Shuffle - Paul Heaton & David Rotheray - Rotterdam - Solomon Burke - Cry to Me - Sam Brown - Drown in My Own Tears - Marc Almond - Say Hello Wave Goodbye - Bryan Ferry - Let's Stick Together - Ruby Turner - That's All - Jeff Beck - Hi Ho Silver Lining