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Episode 2

Jools is joined by Mary J Blige, Marianne Faithfull, Band of Skulls, Hozier, First Aid Kit and GoGo Penguin, plus Idris Elba talks about his latest musical project.

Joining Jools is New York's Mary J Blige who returns to the show for the fifth time to debut tracks from her forthcoming album, The London Sessions, which came about after she spent a month in the city working with recent collaborators Disclosure and Sam Smith, along with the likes of Naughty Boy and Emeli Sande.

Another homage to London comes from Marianne Faithfull who performs songs from her album Give My Love to London, which features co-writes with the likes of Nick Cave, Roger Waters and Anna Calvi, the last of whom joins Marianne on their song Falling Back.

From Southampton, a Later debut for rock trio Band of Skulls with songs from their third album, Himalayan, and there is another debut for Irish singer-songwriter Hozier whose first album is released shortly. Swedish sisters Klara and Johanna Soderberg aka First Aid Kit also debut on the show with songs from their second album, Stay Gold.

Jools is also joined by GoGo Penguin, a trio from Manchester whose second album v2.0 has been described as 'jazz meets electronica' and was recently nominated for this year's Mercury Prize.

Joining Jools for a chat is actor, DJ and musical enthusiast Idris Elba, who talks about the album he's conceived and produced called Mi Mandela, which explores the music of South Africa he discovered whilst shooting The Long Walk to Freedom.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 27 Sep 2014 00:40

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    Mary J. Blige

    Right Now

  • 00:05

    First Aid Kit

    My Silver Lining

  • 00:09

    Band of Skulls

    Hoochie Coochie

  • 00:16


    Take Me To Church

  • 00:20

    Mary J. Blige & Jools Holland

    Not Loving You

  • 00:23

    Marianne Faithfull & Anna Calvi

    Falling Back

  • 00:28

    GoGo Penguin

    Garden Dog Barbecue

  • 00:31


    Work Song

  • 00:41

    First Aid Kit

    Stay Gold

  • 00:45

    Marianne Faithfull

    Give My Love To London

  • 00:51

    Band of Skulls


  • 00:54

    Mary J. Blige



Role Contributor
Presenter Jools Holland
Director Janet Fraser Crook
Producer Alison Howe
Executive Producer Mark Cooper
Performer Mary J Blige
Performer Marianne Faithfull
Performer Band of Skulls
Performer Hozier
Performer First Aid Kit
Performer GoGo Penguin
Interviewed Guest Idris Elba


  • Fri 26 Sep 2014 23:10
  • Sat 27 Sep 2014 00:40

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