Funky Friday – The Ayatolla of Holler*
I remember seeing someone (can’t remember who) that had once duetted with Tom saying how they’d been blown away by the pure blockbusting bellow of his voice and although it projects well on TV ( and it does), not in any way can it capture the raw ear-quaking experience of having ‘the Jones’ belting out his full pelt decibel yell just a few feet away. Which is possibly why in duets like these with CSNY and with EMF – Tom seems to be sharing a stage with giddy gurners and grinners as he lets rip.
So, ladies and gentleman ‘This Is Tom Jones….’
Treat Her Right – with some spectacular frugging and a’flailing
And some early seventies shakedowns including the tricky to track down ‘Sugar Sugar’