Joining Jools, a host of stars from all walks of British life plus the odd polar bear, a variety of star guest singers sitting in with Jools' Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and some of the star turns of 2010. Pop queen Kylie Minogue returns to the show to duet with Jools on a Blossom Dearie tune and perform a classic hit or two; reggae star Toots Hibbert of Toots and The Maytals fame performs classic hits like Monkey Man and Pressure Drop; and the original queen of rockabilly, Wanda Jackson from Oklahoma, rocks the house with her blend of rockabilly and country and offers her take on Amy Winehouse's You Know I'm No Good.
One of the stars of the year, neo-soul man and Gnarls Barkley frontman Cee-Lo Green, performs a special version of his Forget You smash from his album, The Lady Killer and shares his love of Jackie Wilson with the Orchestra. Rumer performs songs from her hit debut album Seasons of My Soul, The Who's Roger Daltrey sings Muddy Waters, and Rhythm and Blues Orchestra regulars Ruby Turner and Rico Rodriguez sing gospel-soul and ska respectively.
Plus East Coast boys Vampire Weekend stop in to bring some of their African-inflected dance tunes from their Contra album to thaw the winter chill. Bellowhead perform tunes from their latest opus Hedonism; and there's also music from Plan B, with his retro street-soul stylings from the hit album, The Defamation of Strickland Banks. Also look out for an introductory acoustic spot from Nashville's Secret Sisters, Laura and Lydia Rogers. Plus the reflections of a room packed with talent of all descriptions on the departing year and their hopes and predictions for 2011, and the band of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards.
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