10 outubro, 2020


This post features the album by Welsh singer and actor Tom Jones, entitled "Tom Sings The Beatles". This album was released in 2007 by the label San Juan Music.

Singer and actor Sir Tom Jones (Thomas Jones Woodward) was born on June 7, 1940, in the city of Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom.

His career peak came in the 1960s and after several hits in the UK and Europe, he became a Las Vegas casino singer.

Among his main successes, which occurred mainly at the beginning of his career, are the songs What's new pussycat (1965), composed by Burt Bacharach, It's not unusual (1965), Thunderball (1966), theme of the James Bond film of the same name, The Green green grass of hom (1966), his most successful compact EP, I'll never fall in love again, (1967), Delilah (1968), Can't help yourself (1968), Without love (1969, She's a lady ( 1971), among others.

With an extensive discography, Tom Jones has 36 singles in the Top 40 in the United Kingdom and 16 singles in the United States.

His career stagnated until the late 1980s and only managed to be positioned again in the music market, with the release of the song A boy from nowhere, in 1987.

In the 1990s, it began to be remembered and quoted in the media, more emphatically. In 1996, he participated in the duet album, released by singer Paul Anka and Venezuelan singer José Luiz Rodrigues (El Puma). The selected song was Ella es una dama (She’s a lady).

Then, in 2000, he released the album “Reload”, which became the biggest success of his career. In it, he presented the versions of other artists, recorded in duets with them.

In 2002, he released the album “Mr Jones” and the following year he would be awarded a “Brit Awards”, for his contribution to music. Tom Jones is the one who sings the opening theme of the cartoon series “Duck Dodgers. As an actor, he participated in the film “Marte Ataca”.

In 2011, he made a special appearance on the CD album of actor Hugh Laurie, who is famous for the House series. His contribution is on track 14, singing the Baby blues, please make a change.

In 2012, he released a single in collaboration with Jack White, from White Stripes. The single featured recordings of Evil, composed by Howlin Wolf and Jezebel, which had already been recorded on the album “Mr. Jones ”. This work was released under the label “Third Man Records”, owned by Jack White.

In the same year of 2012, he was invited to be a judge on the program “Talent Show, The Voice UK”, from the British broadcaster BBC, where he remains in the cast until the present day.

In 2013 and 2014, Tom Jones was elected the “Sexiest Singer in the World” by “Glam Mag” magazine.

Source: Wikipedia, Oct / 2020.

The album selection for this post focused on songs that were recorded by the Beatles, in the voice of singer Tom Jones, listed below:

01. We can wort it out (2:37); 
02. The long and winding road (2:29);
03. Got to Get You Into My Life (2:26);
04. Yesterday (2:58);
05. Twist & shout (1:42);
06. Can't buy me love (1:38);
07. Let it be (2:59);
08. (Just like) stairing over (1:51);
09. Lady madonna (2:47);

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