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Barb Jungr guests

Jools' guest is Barb Jungr, talking about her new album of songs by Sting, playing live and picking some of her favourite records

Singer Barb Jungr is Jools' guest, playing live and spinning some favourite records.

Barb Jungr is an English singer, songwriter, composer and writer, of Czech and German parentage whose work challenges categorisation and spans popular music, theatre, cabaret and jazz. She is known as a performer of “contemporary cabaret” and a chansonnière, or singer of chansons—in the sense of classic, lyric-driven French songs; in the broader sense of European songs in the cabaret style; and in the even broader sense of a diverse range of songs interpreted in this style. She is also an acclaimed jazz and cabaret singer, and has become best known for her work with, or "interpretations" of, the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, Jacques Brel, The Beatles and, most recently, Sting. A song-stylist incorporating jazz and blues, her approach often includes radical re-readings of known writers as well. as original material. Since 2004 her work has focused increasingly on writing (lyrics, composition and adaptations) for children’s and musical theatre.

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  • Chuck Berry

    Sweet Little Rock and Roller

    • Four Classic Albums.
    • Avid Rocknroll.
    • 4.
  • Pete Johnson

    Let Them Jump

    • Boogie Woogie.
    • Documentary.
    • 13.
  • Jon Cleary

    Skin In The Game

    • Dyna-mite.
    • FHQ Records.
    • 2.
  • Madison's Lively Stones

    It's Time To Make A Change

    • Classic African American Gospel.
    • Smithsonian Folkways Recording.
    • 24.
  • Django Reinhardt

    After You've Gone

    • Swing Time For Dancing.
    • Documents.
    • 10.
  • Carl Perkins

    Put Your Cat Clothes On

    • Norton Records.
  • Barb Jungr & John McDaniel

    Englishman In New York

    • Float Like A Butterfly-The Songs Of Sting.
    • Kristalyn.
    • 2.
  • The Pointer Sisters

    Yes We Can Can

    • Blue Thumb Records.
  • Bettye LaVette

    Joy

    • I've Got My Own Hell To Raise.
    • Anti.
    • 2.
  • Barb Jungr & Jools Holland & Band

    This Old Heart Of Mine

  • Barb Jungr & John McDaniel

    Desert Rose

    • Float Like A Butterfly-The Songs Of Sting.
    • Kristalyn.
    • 13.

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