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Tom Jones vs Englebert Humperdink

Postby St Jeemo the Humourless » 14 Sep 2019, 18:44

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Re: Tom Jones vs Englebert Humperdink

Postby GoogaMooga » 14 Sep 2019, 20:03

I have time for both (surprise, surprise), but clearly Tom Jones is the hit-maker here. Englebert Humperdinck had "Release Me", really the only hit I can name off the bat. Tom Jones is a belter, and can get tiresome in long stretches. He also did way too many covers, but I think Humperdinck might be the same there. Jones can get a bit tiresome in long stretches, but the Decca years are pretty solid.
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Re: Tom Jones vs Englebert Humperdink

Postby C » 14 Sep 2019, 21:43

Which one would you throw your knickers at....?

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Re: Tom Jones vs Englebert Humperdink

Postby Sneelock » 14 Sep 2019, 23:05

For singing?
TJ, hands down.

For sideburns?
EH, hands down.
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Re: Tom Jones vs Englebert Humperdink

Postby Charlie O. » 15 Sep 2019, 01:58

Thinking about it now, for perhaps the first time, I’m surprised to find that I can’t think of even one EH song/record that I like even a little bit.

Whereas TJ has a bunch that I’m very fond of, and even still does good work now and again. His book (which includes some choice putdowns of EH, as it happens) is a not-bad read.
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Re: Tom Jones vs Englebert Humperdink

Postby Muskrat » 15 Sep 2019, 02:07

Nothing to do with their music or personas (Jones for both), but I have never encountered fans as vociferous as those of Mr. Humperdinck, whose ire beats that of Deadheads when they're confronted with as much as a discouraging word about the object of their affection. Compounding that, Enge's fans are little old ladies, not stoners, so harder to escape by foot.

The word "smarmy" was coined to describe Englebert Humperdinck's stage presence, and in my experience he manages to keep any hint of wit well hidden. I'm especially fond of Jones in recent years, when he seems to pay no attention to commerce and records just what he finds interesting.

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Re: Tom Jones vs Englebert Humperdink

Postby Positive Passion » 15 Sep 2019, 16:05

Tom got off with Miss World.

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Re: Tom Jones vs Englebert Humperdink

Postby slightbreeze » 15 Sep 2019, 17:04

So what ? The Hump was part of the famous package tour along with Walker Bros, Cat Stevens and Hendrix ! And he represented us in the Eurovision !
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Postby St Jeemo the Humourless » 15 Sep 2019, 21:04

Thanks, I wasn't being the overly serious
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Re: Tom Jones vs Englebert Humperdink

Postby Snarfyguy » 16 Sep 2019, 03:33

Charlie O. wrote:Thinking about it now, for perhaps the first time, I’m surprised to find that I can’t think of even one EH song/record that I like even a little bit.

Whereas TJ has a bunch that I’m very fond of, and even still does good work now and again. His book (which includes some choice putdowns of EH, as it happens) is a not-bad read.

I can't even think of one EH song at all.

Wait, I remember this one kid at school miming Please Release Me (that's him, right?) when we were 10 years old or so, and it was a pretty funny send-up.

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Re: Tom Jones vs Englebert Humperdink

Postby Rorschach » 16 Sep 2019, 07:45

Englebert Humperdinck Kept The Beatles (Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields) off the number one spot in the UK for the first time since Please Please Me.

Tom Jones never did that.
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Re: Tom Jones vs Englebert Humperdink

Postby GoogaMooga » 16 Sep 2019, 07:53

En-gel-bert Hum-per-dinck
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Postby St Jeemo the Humourless » 16 Sep 2019, 14:20

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Re: Tom Jones vs Englebert Humperdink

Postby GoogaMooga » 16 Sep 2019, 16:52

Jeemo wrote:don't-give-a-shite


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