Single: She's A Lady (vs Funkstar Deluxe)
Album: Do You Think I'm Sexy (2005 Remixes)
He has been one of the most important figures in the music business for about 40 years now! This is the latest offering from the original hip-swinging Las Vegas legend Tom Jones.
On his album Tom does his re-interpretation of some of the biggest songs of all time including Frank Sinatra's "My way", Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" and the title track, Rod Stewarts "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy". This record is bound to be a favourite amongst the Tom Jones faithfuls, while continuing Tom's habit of opening his music up to younger fans with irresistable tracks like the single "She's a Lady", remixed by respected dance act Funkstar Deluxe.
Tom Jones was born in Pontypridd, South Wales in 1940. He started singing at an early age in the church choir and at school. He transformed his parents sitting room into a stage and often sang for family gatherings. He left school at an early age and worked at a variety of jobs by day and sang in pubs at night. By 1963, he had gained notoriety with his own band Tommy Scott and the Senators. They regularly played working-class clubs and dance halls.
Gordon Mills soon started managing Tom and took him to London. By 1964 he had a record deal with Decca. His second single, 'It's Not Unusual', was a huge international hit. By 1965 he was opening for the Rolling Stones and touring with the Spencer Davis Group. By 1971, Tom had already sold over 30 million records through hits such as 'What's New Pussycat', 'Help Yourself', 'Never Fall In Love Again', 'Without Love', 'Deliah' and 'Green Green Grass of Home'.
In the 1980s a new generation was soon discovering the voice and by 1988, a collaboration with The Art of Noise on Prince's 'Kiss' put Tom back in the charts and on MTV in Europe and America. Tom continued his resurgence throughout the 90s with hits such as "If I Only Knew" and a best-selling album of collaborations with artists including The Cardigans, Stereophonics, Mousse T, Van Morrison, Chrissie Hynde and Robbie Williams. His contributions to film including a hit version of 'Leave Your Hat On' from The Full Monty cemented his name as one of the 20th century's most popular performers.
Opening the 21st Century in fine style including albums with artists as diverse as Wyclef Jean and Jools Holland, Tom takes a moment to reflect on his career with this brilliant new remix project, while winning a whole new legion of fans.
SHE'S A LADY by TOM JONES VS FUNKSTAR DELUXE IS AT RADIO AND IN STORES NOVEMBER 7
DO YA THINK I'M SEXY (REMIXES 2005) IS IN STORES NOW THROUGH BLAST RECORDS / CREATIVE VIBES www.musicbiz.com.au