Tom Does Elvis

On September 26th the new Tom Jones CD will be released. It´s called "Tom Sings, Jools Swings - Tom Jones & Jools Holland" and contains 19 blues, rock´n`roll and soul songs. On the album you find even two Elvis-songs "A Mess Of Blues" and "My Babe". You can watch Tom´s new videoclip "It´ll Be Me" (cover of Jerry Lee Lewis' song) on Jools Holland's site in the news section.
Source: Email / Updated: Sep 9, 2004 
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Riozzi (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 25, 2004report abuse
tom still sings his old songs with passion, elvis did'nt. toms voice is still powerful, would elvis's at 69 still be the same.
JanHen (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 25, 2004report abuse
Just got it, and can already say it is among the most enjoyable CDs in my entire collection.
jaykay (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 13, 2004report abuse
hey harmston you dont know what you are talking about mate and going by your comments you probably wouldnt know a good vocal performance if it jumped up and slapped you in the face.
JeroenNL (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 11, 2004report abuse
It'll Be Me is FANTASTIC! and a great videoclip!
Scratch (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 11, 2004report abuse
To quote Elvis '68 on some of the reactions to Cro@kie's 'Who is Tom Jones' comment - "I never cease to be amazed!".
harmston (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 11, 2004report abuse
Tom Jones having a very powerful voice? Yes absolutely. Tom Jones a great entertainer? Again yes. Tom Jones a great voice? Absolutely not.
These are not the same. TJ has one of those voices where everything he does sound exactly the same period. He has made a right hash of many favourite Elvis songs and now he's doing the brilliant underated 'A Mess of Blues'. Gee...But hope it can be better than Status Quo's dire version.
Personally, I think the couple of songs TJ recorded before Elvis ie 'Green Green Grass of Home' and 'I'll Never Fall In Love Again' are not a patch on Elvis' versions - especially the undubbed recordings, likewise those Elvis recorded first eg 'Without Love' and 101 Elvis hits... And no I don't think Elvis' versions of songs are always better...for example 'You Don't Have To Say You Love Me' is a travesty of Dusty Springfield's (Britains greatest Elvis female recording artist), similarly Elvis' version of 'I Got A Thing About You Baby' to Billy Lee Riley's etc.
I've seen Tom Jones a few times, and he's always worth seeing so if you do get the chance...just don't expect the greatest voice this side of Memphis!
jeremytcb (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2004report abuse
Tom Jones was fantastic back in the 60's and 70's and he is still great today. I have seen Tom five times in person from 1987-2003. The best show ever was the one from last year, the man keeps getting better - he has one of the greatest voices of all time. I will be seeing Tom again on October 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas where he packs them out. It isn't just an oldies concert, Tom has kept up with the times and has some really great new music like his great new album "Reload". You have to respect a man who is still going strong a quarter of a century after our man burned himself out. Is he as good as Elvis? No, but who is!
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2004report abuse
I haven't kept up with Tom much in recent years. Don't know if he's still got a great voice. But back in his heyday(mid-late '60s) he certainly did. He had a long string of hits back then and really made some GREAT music. Those of you who don't know who he is or have never heard him should pick up one of his greatest hits cds. Consider it a part of your musical education.
Ged (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2004report abuse
I can't believe what I'm reading, I thought that Elvis fans were also fans of music in general, it saddens me to read Tom Jones being slated in this way. If you read any Elvis biographies you will know that Elvis admired Jones a great deal and would often watch him on stage. You can stiil enjoy other music while honoring the King!
Lowri (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2004report abuse
Tom Jones is a fantastic singer, he a legend over here in wales. he was friends with elvis and has a great voice, maybe you should try listening to him. he also performed green green grass of home before elvis did
Nimy (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2004report abuse
TOM JONES, a copy of JACKIE WILSON (same arrangement, same orchestra). He dared to compare with SINATRA and other greats (including ELVIS), if you listened to him in the late 60's, he's considered, himself, as the greatest artist in the world. I don't give a dime for a bad singer like him. I prefer the movie "TOM JONES" (Albert Finney).
Presleygirl (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2004report abuse
You all don't know who Tom Jones is? He's a singer from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's and present. He was a friend of Elvis'! Elvis went to see Tom's show in Vegas many times over the years. Tom visited Elvis while Elvis was vacationing in Hawaii. He sang, "What's new Pussycat" and many other hits.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2004report abuse
Dunno, he looks a bit like that 60's singer... but with beard. Maybe they are related? Can be his grandson.
Cro@kie (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2004report abuse
Who is this Tom Jones? One of those new lousy singers cashing in on Elvis? Can he sing at least?

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