Tom Jones, Burning Hell Performed on the Jonathon Ross Show

Posted on September 01, 2010

The old Welsh maestro may have turned 70 but he can still belt out a tune, the video of Burning Hell was performed on the Jonathon Ross show in 2010 and is a track from his latest album Praise and Blame which is dedicated to his Gospel upbringing.

Its easy to forget just how long Tom has been around or the fact that he used to hang out with Elvis Presley, hitting the town occasionally and jamming gospel songs together. He really is a very charismatic character and has over the years managed to reinvent himself so many times. Duetting with some of the best and performing with some great young bands. I personally love his album from a little while back which was simply called Mr Jones by Tom Jones. But I have to admit his latest album Praise & Blame (UK version) has had a lot more 5 star reviews by the discerning public. So I may have to stand corrected, it certainly does seem to have some good sounds going on there and of a variety which I am sure will appeal to the American market.

Praise and Blame

1. What Good Am I? 3:51
2. Lord Help 3:42
3. Did Trouble Me 4:14
4. Strange Things 3:00
5. Burning Hell 3:25
6. If I Give My Soul 3:29
7. Don’t Knock 2:15
8. Nobody’s Fault But Mine 3:40
9. Didn’t It Rain 3:19
10. Ain’t No Grave 3:07
11. Run On 3:58

Al Green- Lets Stay Together Live on Jonathon Ross

Posted on June 19, 2010

You know sometimes when you have just witnessed something a little bit special in music and last night, as I write this, I watched Al Green doing a live performance of his old hit ‘Lets Stay Together’ on the Jonathon Ross show.

I may have had a couple of glasses of wine, because by the time it came on it was around midnight here in France but even so, you know a bit of class when you see it. Al was in pretty eminent company as well, he had Jools and Christopher Holland (Christopher Holland is Jools Holland’s brother) on keys and David Gilmour from Pink Floyd on guitar.

So put together one of the best vocalists you will hear anywhere with some of the best musicians on the planet and you have got yourself a recipe for a great tune and that is exactly what it was; pure magic. This one is going to have some legs me thinks.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did, and by the way it was just as good this morning as it was last night, so it wasn’t alcohol influenced.

For information on Al Green’s UK Tour visit this site.