TOM JONES: BBC FOUR SESSIONS PRESENTS
In BBC Four Sessions Presents: Tom Jones, Tom brings his knighted lungs to LSO St Luke’s in London, for a session of the aged folk, country, gospel and blues that have dominated his last two albums. There’ll be a rehearsal-room vibe as Sir 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 – and young Londoner Josh Osho on Big Bill Broonzy’s Black Brown and White blues.
The veteran singer performs a set of country, blues, folk and gospel music at LSO St Luke's, London. Featuring collaborations with Seasick Steve on Fred McDowell's You Gotta Move, Tom Paley on the Mississippi Sheiks' Sitting on Top of the World, and Josh Osho on Big Bill Broonzy's Black, Brown and White. (00:57:53)
Plus exclusive DVD special bonus features:
Tom Jones at the BBC is an archive celebration of Tom Jones's performances at the BBC from the start of his pop career in the mid-60s to Later...with Jools Holland in 2010 and all points in between, including Top of the Pops and the Dusty Springfield Show. A chronological celebration of Sir Tom through the years that is also a history of music TV at the BBC over most of the past 50 years. (00:58:55)
As he prepares to celebrate his 70th birthday, singing legend Sir Tom Jones is still recording, performing and collaborating with some of the biggest names in pop.
In Tom Jones: What Good Am I?, Alan Yentob examines the extraordinary story of one of Britain's most recognisable pop icons. In a frank and revealing interview, Sir Tom describes the dizzying ascent from his humble beginnings as a miner's son in South Wales to becoming a headline act in Las Vegas, and recalls many of his most cherished moments from a career that enabled him to sing alongside Elvis, establish himself as a hairy-chested sex symbol, and make one of the most successful comebacks in pop history. (00:59:21)