Sir Tom Jones
Singer Sir Tom Jones joins Kirsty Young to choose eight records he would take with him to a desert island.
Kirsty Young's castaway is the singer Sir Tom Jones.
In a career spanning fifty years he's sold 150 million albums and his hits have included It's Not Unusual, What's New Pussycat? and Delilah. As a child it was assumed he'd follow in his father's footsteps and become a miner. But he developed TB when he was twelve and doctors warned his parents against sending their only son to the pit; they said his lungs were too weak. Now aged seventy, he has no plans to retire. "Singing's like breathing to me", he says, "my voice drives me, it tells me that I have to do it".
Producer: Leanne Buckle
Record: A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
Book: The Rise and Fall of the British Empire -Lawrence James
Luxury: A Bucket and Spade.
Jerry Lee Lewis
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
- Jerry Lee Lewis: the EP Collection.
- See for Miles.
Riders in the Sky
- The History of Country Music: The Forties: Vol.1.
The Old Rugged Cross
- Mahalia Jackson sings the Best-loved Hymns of Dr Martin Luther King Jr..
Bill Haley and His Comets
Rock Around The Clock
- 24 Jukebox Hits Of The 50s.
- Black Tulip.
Spike Jones and His City Slickers
Der Fuehrer's Face
- The Best of Spike Jones and his City Slickers..
I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
- Aretha Franklin: 30 Greatest Hits.
Big Bill Broonzy
Black, Brown and White
- Black Brown and White.
Bad Penny Blues
- Time to Remember 1956.
The Rise and Fall of the British Empire - Lawrence James
Bucket and Spade
|Interviewed Guest||Tom Jones|
- Sun 26 Sep 2010 11:15
- Fri 1 Oct 2010 09:00