Tom Jones, now seventy, has recorded an album of Gospel songs entitled Praise and Blame.
Maybe not so many panties thrown onstage next tour, but the single is excellent. I’m curious to know if roots-music fans and AAA radio will pick it up.
I suppose this is similar to what Johnny Cash did with his American Recordings series, but Tom doesn’t try to be Johnny Cash (at least not on this number). It sounds like a natural evolution–the bombast is still there, but in service of a song appropriately sung by a man late in life.
I like it.
Tom Jones – “Did Trouble Me”
For old time’s sake…
Tom Jones – “Without Love”