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Tom Jones on Decca

Postby GoogaMooga » 28 Mar 2024, 08:28

Tom Jones. Big Tom. Voted Best Vocalist in the Melody Maker Poll for 66 and the NME Poll the following year. We all know that the real gold is found on the Decca albums, and I was lucky to score the Complete Decca box with all 17 original albums. This is where Tom Jones consolidated his reputation and stature as one of the most famous singers in the world.

But why, oh why, did he have to record "Danny Boy"? I am so sick of that song. One track to skip out of 17 albums, I guess I can live with that, but it's a chip in the finish. I mean, he's not even Irish. Tom Jones is Welsh, fer chrissake!
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Re: Tom Jones on Decca

Postby Swiftie » 28 Mar 2024, 09:14

Googs, it’s not unusual……



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Re: Tom Jones on Decca

Postby GoogaMooga » 29 Mar 2024, 02:36

C wrote:Googs, it’s not unusual……



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Not sure it was his very first single, but what a sparkling piece of pop, instant number one!
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Re: Tom Jones on Decca

Postby GoogaMooga » 29 Mar 2024, 02:39

Well, I've gotten to 1969 in my trawl through Tom Jones' Decca albums. Best heard one or two at a time. He's a belter, not a crooner, and that can be a little tiresome at length. But still no "Thunderball". Was that only found on the OST, I wonder?
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Re: Tom Jones on Decca

Postby copehead » 29 Mar 2024, 18:01

GoogaMooga wrote:Well, I've gotten to 1969 in my trawl through Tom Jones' Decca albums. Best heard one or two at a time. He's a belter, not a crooner, and that can be a little tiresome at length. But still no "Thunderball". Was that only found on the OST, I wonder?


He's definitely a soul shouter not a crooner.

All the better for it, he knew his strengths and stuck to what he was good at.

Fantastic version of "You Keep Me Hanging on" when you get to 1967's 13 Smash hits

I have a nasty suspicion that's where Danny Boy lingers too
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Re: Tom Jones on Decca

Postby Swiftie » 29 Mar 2024, 18:08

GoogaMooga wrote:
C wrote:Googs, it’s not unusual……



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Not sure it was his very first single, but what a sparkling piece of pop, instant number one!


Wiki has it as Tom’s second after "Chills and Fever"




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Re: Tom Jones on Decca

Postby GoogaMooga » 30 Mar 2024, 02:57

copehead wrote:Fantastic version of "You Keep Me Hanging on" when you get to 1967's 13 Smash hits

I have a nasty suspicion that's where Danny Boy lingers too


You know your records. Yes, "Danny Boy" is one of the last tracks on the otherwise great "13 Smash Hits". ;)
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Re: Tom Jones on Decca

Postby GoogaMooga » 30 Mar 2024, 02:58

C wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:
C wrote:Googs, it’s not unusual……



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Not sure it was his very first single, but what a sparkling piece of pop, instant number one!


Wiki has it as Tom’s second after "Chills and Fever"




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Ah yes, the first single flopped, but after the second he was on a winning streak.
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Re: Tom Jones on Decca

Postby Swiftie » 30 Mar 2024, 15:04

GoogaMooga wrote:
C wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:
Not sure it was his very first single, but what a sparkling piece of pop, instant number one!


Wiki has it as Tom’s second after "Chills and Fever"




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Ah yes, the first single flopped, but after the second he was on a winning streak.


Indeed.

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Re: Tom Jones on Decca

Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 07 Apr 2024, 00:47

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