Sunday, 14 April 2013

Sir Tom Jones in top form at LSO St Luke's in London

Sir Tom singing together with Seasick Steve.

If there would be a world heritage list of the most legendary living popular music vocalists, Sir Tom Jones - or formally Sir Thomas John Woodward, OBE - would certainly be on the top of it, perhaps together his American colleague Tony Bennett

The fact that Sir Tom still - almost fifty years after his international rise to fame - is in top form is nothing short of amazing. The other day I watched him in action in the wonderful BBC Four Sessions program, recorded in the LSO St. Luke's in London in September 2012. 

Together with an outstanding small band led by his record producer, guitarist Ethan Johns, Sir Tom was back to his musical roots, performing a number of folk, gospel, blues and country pieces. Tom's guests were the young Londoner Josh Osho and the American blues musician Seasick Steve, both of whom mixed very well musically with the host. 

Seasick Steve

Hopefully the BBC Four sessions program with Sit Tom will soon be available on DVD and blu ray!
Meanwhile, you can watch it on YouTube:

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