Third Man Records is very proud to announce a very special never thought it would happen in our wildest dreams 7” single with the one and only Tom Jones. Produced by Jack White III at his Third Man Studio in Nashville, TN. Sir Tom laid down two searing tracks full of dangerous swagger, blues braggadocio and those heartfelt soulful vocal stylings that have knocked em dead for generations.
Mr. Jones is a possessed man unleashed on his version of the Howlin Wolf classic “Evil”. Backed by an 8 piece band comprised of the finest heavy hitters on the Nashville scene including Jack White, Patrick Keeler (The Raconteurs), Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket) and more; he wails, grunts, cajoles and purrs all the way through this 5 minute stomper. We can’t remember black cat voodoo blues ever sounding so good!
The wonderful flip on this platter that matters is a new take on the Frankie Lane hit “Jezebel” (which has famously been performed by Edith Piaf and Anna Calvi). Tom takes it to new heights here, his voice soaring and guiding the harp led backing band taking this classic tune to places it’s never been. It’s absolutely lovely.
We’re very excited for fans of Tom and Jack White to hear these two new songs, and they will be available on March 5th and 6th in UK and US respectively in finer record stores and iTunes everywhere.