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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:


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