Tom Jones and Jessie J revive a classic


635591029055443039-XXX-J-JONES261 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' never really goes away: The Righteous Brothers' Phil Spector-produced 1964 original remains a classic of longing and passion, a standard against which all subsequent pop duets must be measured. Tom Jones and Jessie J revived the song Sunday on the Grammys, and their studio version boasts lavish production inspired by, but not enslaved to, the original, with a sumptuous string arrangement acting as the record's third star. At 74, Jones brings a dramatic and direct earnestness to his performance that Jessie J matches at every step.

Article by Brian Mansfield, USA Today, 9 February 2015        Photo by Robert Hanashiro, USA Today