“It’s Not Unusual”
Sir Tom’s best known jam was released in 1965 when the singer was a complete unknown. It skyrocketed him to fame and he appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. That’s like being on Jimmy Fallon now, guys.
Here’s an ominous murder ballad to switch it up a bit. Always fun, right? This soulful rock n’ roll song tells the story of a jealous, murderous guy who is none-too-happy when his beloved Delilah takes off with another man. The emotion in Tom’s voice gives us chills.
“Green, Green Grass of Home”
Tom made this country song a huge hit with his 1966 rendition. Like some of Tom’s best music, the lyrics tell an emotional story. A man dreams of going back to the “green, green grass of home” but, sadly, (spoiler alert!) he’s about to be executed in prison only to be buried underneath his beloved lawn.
“Give a Little Love”
This is one of Tom’s more recent singles. It was released in 2008 on the album 24 Hours. The upbeat rock n’ roll style feels both modern and old school at the same time. Plus, we love the video’s funky black and white animation à la 1930’s Mickey Mouse.
This song is unmistakably country with a dash of bluegrass. The fast-paced tempo is complimented by Imelda May’s bubbly vocals. It’s a new sound from Tom, released on his 2015 album Long Lost Suitcase, but we love it nonetheless. The album got rave reviews from music critics and we can see why.
“The Elvis Presley Blues”
Also from 2015’s Long Lost Suitcase, this song revisits Tom Jones’ musical roots and his friendship with the King of Rock n’ Roll. Tom and Elvis became friends after meeting on the set of a film the 1960’s. It’s a serious song that pays an emotional tribute to the physical and mental decline that Elvis endured.
Here’s a true classic to finish up the playlist. Thunderball was the theme song for the 1965 James Bond film of the same name. The song showcases Tom’s powerful vocals, which he put to the test here – he famously fainted while recording the final high note. It really seems to go on forever!
Now that you’ve heard our Tom Jones playlist, get pumped to listen to him in person on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Bangkok Convention Centre, Centara Grand at CentralWorld.
Ticket prices are 2,500 THB, 3,500 THB and 4,500 THB. Tickets are available at all ThaiTicketMajor outlets, by calling 02-262-3838 or by clicking here. To stay updated with Bangkok’s music scene and upcoming concerts click on over to BEC Tero’s website or Facebook page.
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