Tom Jones: An Unusual Treat
July 20, 2007 12:05 PM
Time Life has released a "This Is Tom Jones" three-disc set featuring eight episodes from the 1969-71 ABC variety series.
It features a number of special guests including Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Leslie Uggams, the Who, Stevie Wonder, Little Richard, Anne Bancroft and Bob Hope.
Jones himself is a marvel in retrospect-dynamic and entertaining, with a superb voice and a commanding presence. All this, and he's only about 30! It's quite clear why the women in the studio audience are whipped into a frenzy when he concertizes at the close of each show.
Truly an amazing talent. Here's a clip: