Tom Jones

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Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Sir Tom Jones in a unique session of folk, blues and beyond from the beautiful LSO St Lukes in the City.

Jones and a special band put together by Ethan Johns, the producer of his last two albums Praise & Blame and Spirit in the Room, deliver songs of guilt, redemption and judgement drawn from those records and also collaborates with special guests Seasick Steve on Mississippi Fred McDowell's You Gotta Move, with 84 year-old American folk legend Tom Paley on the Mississippi Sheiks' Sitting on Top of the World and young Londoner Josh Osho on Big Bill Broonzy's Black Brown and White Blues.

Filmed more like a rehearsal in the round than a concert with Ethan Johns on guitar, Richard Causon on keys, Dave Bronze on bass, Jeremy Stacey on drums and The Staves - three young sisters from Watford - on backing vocals, this BBC FOUR Session finds Jones The Voice in masterful yet genial form, exploring his roots in the songs and styles of the American South in the 50s and 60s - early rock n roll, country, gospel, folk, blues and beyond.

Credits

Producer
Alison Howe
Director
Janet Fraser Crook
Producer
Mark Cooper
Performer
Tom Jones
Performer
Seasick Steve
Performer
Tom Paley
Performer
Josh Osho
Performer
The Staves
Performer
Ethan Johns
Performer
Richard Causon
Performer
Dave Bronze
Performer
Jeremy Stacey

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