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Tom Jones and Janis Joplin duet. (Original Post) marble falls Dec 2019 OP
not sure who is more fascinating - Tom and Janis, or Skittles Dec 2019 #1
Agreed! Rebl2 Dec 2019 #8
I saw Tom Jones a few years back here in Victoria OnlinePoker Dec 2019 #24
50 years ago! JenniferJuniper Dec 2019 #2
Saw Tom Jones Corgigal Dec 2019 #3
This made my day - Thank you!! Dennis Donovan Dec 2019 #4
Fascinating 👀 underpants Dec 2019 #5
Holy guacamole. Where'd you find that? Amazing Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2019 #6
I saw a reference to it on a clickbait list and looked it up. Have you seen this ... marble falls Dec 2019 #16
OMG happybird Dec 2019 #29
Wow. Dude was badder than I remembered him. Mister Ed Dec 2019 #7
I don't remember him being cool, either. murielm99 Dec 2019 #10
I just read a book about Janis. Kath2 Dec 2019 #12
I just read the same book. murielm99 Dec 2019 #14
Agree 100%. Kath2 Dec 2019 #15
I thought he was kitschy but in 1995 I was in London in record shop and heard this song kimbutgar Dec 2019 #31
Tom Jones was way cool! Dennis Donovan Dec 2019 #11
I looked all over for that record! I lost it on another computer when it ... marble falls Dec 2019 #26
He did a really good punkish album. marble falls Dec 2019 #17
Janis Joplin /Tom Jones Duet JGug1 Dec 2019 #9
It was a tough gig being a musician in the late 60's/ early 70's Dennis Donovan Dec 2019 #13
Pretty tough couple of years for fans, too. marble falls Dec 2019 #18
The tragic 27. murielm99 Dec 2019 #19
Gave me a smile today! I miss Janis, she could belt it out peacebuzzard Dec 2019 #20
Here's two more not your typical Tom Jones cuts ... marble falls Dec 2019 #21
Tom Jones was way underestimated, but Janis was just otherworldly. Never has anyone sung like that. lutherj Dec 2019 #22
I purely tripped over a reference to it and then went to youtube ... marble falls Dec 2019 #25
That was great. Thanks loved it! Pepsidog Dec 2019 #23
Janis looked like she was having a blast! SunSeeker Dec 2019 #27
They're both soul singers in every way. marble falls Dec 2019 #28
Well, that was a treat! Backseat Driver Dec 2019 #30

OnlinePoker

(5,752 posts)
24. I saw Tom Jones a few years back here in Victoria
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:01 AM
Dec 2019

It was one of the better concerts I had seen in years. His voice was still outstanding.

Corgigal

(9,291 posts)
3. Saw Tom Jones
Thu Dec 26, 2019, 10:58 PM
Dec 2019

twice in concert. Hubba hubba, ladies and gents.

Never lost his voice, because he always worked it.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
6. Holy guacamole. Where'd you find that? Amazing
Thu Dec 26, 2019, 11:16 PM
Dec 2019

Dancers in background wild. Tom Jones has no rhythm! Wish JJ still around. Thanks !

marble falls

(59,550 posts)
16. I saw a reference to it on a clickbait list and looked it up. Have you seen this ...
Thu Dec 26, 2019, 11:54 PM
Dec 2019

I saw it on the show ....




Artur Brown came to the stage on a litter carried by six dudes.

He was backed by Atomic Rooster.

Mister Ed

(6,090 posts)
7. Wow. Dude was badder than I remembered him.
Thu Dec 26, 2019, 11:16 PM
Dec 2019

I remember that Tom Jones hosted his own variety show in the late 60's, but I didn't remember him being this cool. It looks to me as though the band backing him and Janis is her Cosmic Blues Band, rather than a house band.

I also found this video, in which he gets down most righteously with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (and Dallas Taylor and Greg Reeves):



What really impresses me about these takes is that they're done live, with the artists' traveling bands. None of the lip-syncing to pre-recorded tracks that was the norm for TV shows in those days.

Dude was badder than I remembered.

murielm99

(30,978 posts)
10. I don't remember him being cool, either.
Thu Dec 26, 2019, 11:35 PM
Dec 2019

But Janis is my all-time favorite.

I just purchased The Pearl Sessions, a two CD set. I have not listened to it yet. We have been listening to Christmas music.

Tom Jones had a reputation for being uncool because of some of the concerts he gave. All these grandmas would come to the concerts and swoon over him. They would throw their grannie underwear onstage while he sang.

Kath2

(3,125 posts)
12. I just read a book about Janis.
Thu Dec 26, 2019, 11:41 PM
Dec 2019

By Holly George Warren. Very informative an I recommend it highly.

murielm99

(30,978 posts)
14. I just read the same book.
Thu Dec 26, 2019, 11:47 PM
Dec 2019

I learned about The Pearl Sessions from the book. I was glad to see the cover photo, an iconic shot of Janis.

Otherwise, I did not learn anything else about Janis that I did not know already. Perhaps that is because I was a contemporary of Janis' and I have read everything I could find about her. I saw her in concert. I was blown away when she died.

I consider Buried Alive a dishonest book. I liked Sweet Scars of Paradise.

kimbutgar

(21,841 posts)
31. I thought he was kitschy but in 1995 I was in London in record shop and heard this song
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:33 PM
Dec 2019

And asked the worker who it was. She said it was a new Tom Jones record. I brought the cassette and it was produced by his son. Tom over in Europe was rediscovered and did a cover of Prince’s song Kiss and he also had a big hit called Sex Bomb. Since that time I have seen him at least 3 times. He really puts on a great show with the old and new songs. Check out Kiss and Sex Bomb.

marble falls

(59,550 posts)
26. I looked all over for that record! I lost it on another computer when it ...
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:13 AM
Dec 2019

was on went geschfinkte. Thanks!

JGug1

(320 posts)
9. Janis Joplin /Tom Jones Duet
Thu Dec 26, 2019, 11:33 PM
Dec 2019

God, she was fabulous. What a loss when she died of an od, so young. What an amazing talent.
Oh, LORD, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz.

murielm99

(30,978 posts)
19. The tragic 27.
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 12:02 AM
Dec 2019

They all died at age 27. So did Amy Winehouse. I guess one can only abuse their body for so long.

Edie Sedgwick, a well-known socialite and person within the orbit of Andy Warhol, made it all the way to 28.

peacebuzzard

(5,207 posts)
20. Gave me a smile today! I miss Janis, she could belt it out
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 12:16 AM
Dec 2019

loved everything about her.
Too bad the hard drugs took her. And Jimi.
I like Tom Jones but Janis made him better.
Dancers were cracking me up....can't believe I danced like that too!

lutherj

(2,521 posts)
22. Tom Jones was way underestimated, but Janis was just otherworldly. Never has anyone sung like that.
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 12:30 AM
Dec 2019

She does that Tibetan monk two-tone thing with her voice without even trying, and her abandon to the music is positively Dionysian. Great find!

marble falls

(59,550 posts)
25. I purely tripped over a reference to it and then went to youtube ...
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:10 AM
Dec 2019

Jone's show had great live musical guests.

SunSeeker

(52,391 posts)
27. Janis looked like she was having a blast!
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:16 AM
Dec 2019

So cute watching Tom follow her cues. He was clearly a Janis fan! But Tom held his own...which was no small feat standing next to Janis!

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