September 11th, 2012 | By TomJones
On Friday 21st September Tom takes over BBC4 with an evening of superb music.
Starting at 9pm with a repeat of the critically acclaimed, ‘Imagine: Tom Jones – What Good Am I?’, where Alan Yentob meets Tom in the midst of the release of ‘Praise & Blame’. With contributions by fellow entertainers including Jools Holland, Sandie Shaw, Robbie Williams, Cerys Matthews and Kelly Jones.
Following that at 10pm is the hugely anticipated ‘BBC4 Sessions’ recorded at the LSO St. Luke’s in London a couple of weeks ago. This is a session not to be missed – a session of folk, country, gospel and blues that have dominated Tom’s last two albums. There’ll be a rehearsal-room vibe as Tom performs with a band led by his record producer, Ethan Johns.
Guests for this include Seasick Steve for a version of Mississippi Fred McDowell’s You Gotta Move – famously covered by the Rolling Stones on Sticky Fingers; young Londoner Josh Osho on Big Bill Broonzy’s Black Brown and White blues – and Tom Paley on the Mississippi Sheiks’ Sitting on Top of the World.
The night is completed with ‘Tom Jones at The BBC’ at 11.15pm, which is a celebration of Tom’s performances, spanning the start of his career in the 1960s to his appearance on Later with Jools Holland just before he celebrated his 70th birthday in 2010. The programme includes archive footage of the Tom’s appearances on The Dusty Springfield Show and Top of the Pops.
Over 3 hours dedicated to Tom Jones, this is a night not to be missed!
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