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(Some Guy)   62-year-old Tom Jones goes hip hop with a killer version of "Black Betty".... video link on the right   ( tomjones.com) divider line
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2003-03-05 12:20:11 PM  
I love Tom Jones. This guy has pipes that rival any rock singer out there - dead or alive. His voice and singing has so much power and force.... I raise a frosty mug to you Mr. Jones for showing the world how it's done!

[/waits to be trashed for speaking the truth]
2003-03-05 03:00:58 PM  
Preach on, brother Bump.

These kids today don't know what singing is!
2003-03-05 03:01:14 PM  
me too~! (straight guy who can't believe he's writing this)
2003-03-05 03:01:30 PM  
God I hate him.
2003-03-05 03:01:39 PM  
I wonder how many granny-panties he's had thrown at him...
2003-03-05 03:01:51 PM  
Got to agree..the Voice still rocks.
2003-03-05 03:02:12 PM  
The cover of Black Betty is crap, not even half as good as his cover of Burning Down The House, sung with The Cardigans, and that one he did on The Brits was ace (can someone remind me of the name of th song please).
2003-03-05 03:02:49 PM  
It's not unusual to get the T-O-Mizzle on yo chin, byatch!
2003-03-05 03:02:51 PM  
The guy still gets panties thrown to him on stage. My Hero!
2003-03-05 03:03:09 PM  
he has a new album out!
2nd omg he looks farkin old!!!!
3rd i love that song !
2003-03-05 03:03:33 PM  
Umm, yeah. Cool.
2003-03-05 03:03:46 PM  
Good lord...great, now all the I-ROC's are gonna have to compete with Civics playing that song too...
2003-03-05 03:04:04 PM  
Whoaaaa, Black Betty, Bam-a-lam-a-lam
I said-a Whoaaaa, Black Betty, Bam-a-lam-a-lam
2003-03-05 03:04:20 PM  
Better than the one in Kung POW!?
2003-03-05 03:04:55 PM  
(which, as it is, is also know for it's milk... TO THE EXTREME!!!)
2003-03-05 03:05:36 PM  
Tom Jones is cool! Black Betty's not too bad either.
2003-03-05 03:05:56 PM  
Now for the real test...
Has any farker paid good money for one of his recordings?
*crickets chirping*
That's what I thought.
2003-03-05 03:06:04 PM  
He's still pretty damn good, and the fact that he still has a career in music at 62 is pretty impressive....
2003-03-05 03:07:17 PM  
Does he have a case of the shakes or something? It sounds like he was wagging his head the whole time.
2003-03-05 03:07:34 PM  
2003-03-05 03:07:53 PM  
My first link posted...hehe.

And yeah, I bought his last album just because it had the song "Sex Bomb." lol
2003-03-05 03:08:19 PM  
his version sounds like a Moby song in the background.
2003-03-05 03:08:28 PM  
I love this song!!!
I haven't heard his rendition yet though.....
but I really love this song!
2003-03-05 03:08:45 PM  
[image from cnn.com too old to be available]
A rare photo of Tom Jones being bitten in the srotum by a midget.
2003-03-05 03:08:48 PM  
Needs more cowbell.
2003-03-05 03:09:02 PM  
Sounds like its all about the r&b production; coulda put anyone over that kind of bumpin' top40 grind.

So I call marketing vehicle rather than worthwhile cover.
2003-03-05 03:09:34 PM  
NightTripper, your pic scares me. Reminds me of a fat Ozzy. Only, you know, more on the "convicted rapist" kinda look.
2003-03-05 03:10:17 PM  
Nickburns -
I paid $2-- for the wife and I to see him in Vegas. Farkin great show! And I am 34, btw. And the sex later that night was off the hook!! :)
(Thank you for her inspiration, Dr.Jones)
2003-03-05 03:10:52 PM  
Sex bomb, sex bomb. You're a sex bomb, love it when you turn me on.

I saw Ram Jam in the early 80s. I thought they would go places. Still love the song regardless of how 'hip hop' Tom Jones makes it.

And the title was a little misleading when it said a 'killer' version. Sounds like an 'eh' version to me.
2003-03-05 03:11:30 PM  
Code_Archeologist You make funny!I make pee pee!!!I liking you for much!
2003-03-05 03:11:31 PM  
his cover of Burning Down The House, sung with The Cardigans

Damn straight that tune rocks. If you like it, you should listen to "Little Green Bag" done with The Bare Naked Ladies off the same album.

You *DO* own the album right?
2003-03-05 03:12:01 PM  
It stinks...
2003-03-05 03:12:09 PM  
well hopefully a 62 year old white scot singing it will sound the death toll for hip hop once and for all
2003-03-05 03:12:29 PM  
Whoaaaa, Black Betty, Bam-a-lam-a-lam
I said-a Whoaaaa, Black Betty, Bam-a-lam-a-lam

I thought is was "wham-a-lam"
2003-03-05 03:13:35 PM  
Tom Jones the the personifacation of all that is rightious and all that is good.

(that is all.)
2003-03-05 03:13:41 PM  
Oh, let's see ... He's ugly, has stupid hair, an equally stupid face, fake tan and is getting rather podgy. Add to that the fact he's Welsh, a terrible singer, is 60+ and thinks he's a "sex bomb", and you wonder why today's music isn't any better?
2003-03-05 03:16:26 PM  
My favorite song by him is STILL and will always be "Daughter of Darkness" woo ha!
2003-03-05 03:16:52 PM  
"Well she knows what I'm about,
She can take what I dish out, and that's not easy;
Well she knows me through and through,
She knows just what to do, and how to please me.
She's a lady. Whoa, whoa, whoa! She's a lady.
Talkin' about that little lady and the lady is mine.
Yeah yeah yeah She's a Lady
Listen to me baby, She's a Lady
Whoa whoa whoa, She's a Lady
And the Lady is mine."

Woooooooo Tom, here's my panties !!!

[image from imagecache2.allposters.com too old to be available]

2003-03-05 03:17:23 PM  
Boudin, nope it's Bam. But does it really matter?
2003-03-05 03:18:12 PM  
A Foundling ?
2003-03-05 03:22:13 PM  
You forgot to mention that he gets more ass than a toilet seat.
2003-03-05 03:22:39 PM  
Trell: My pic is a young Dr. John...he's kind of weird, but a really cool musician...and he was a conficted felon/pimp/drug dealer in his younger days.
2003-03-05 03:22:42 PM  

Hooray for 20 year-old Dr. John fans! Track down his autobiography if you get a chance (if you haven't already). Good stuff. Dude's got some stories...
2003-03-05 03:23:08 PM  
Skinink: OMG you just made me laugh out loud
2003-03-05 03:23:33 PM  
Tom Jones rules.

My mom used to love his teevee show.
2003-03-05 03:23:48 PM  
Sariah: "Daughter of Darkness" is awesome!!!!

Believe it or not, I had some Tom Jones albums... unfortunately, my apt was broken into and the shiatheads took all of my music!!!!!

I heard from a bit strange on the radio this morning about Tom Jones. Apparently, he is of the thought that mouthwash is not only for gargling. I don't know if he does it before or after, but he likes to dip his wancker in mintie fresh listerine...
2003-03-05 03:24:47 PM  
DrBenway: Under a Hoodoo Moon! Loved It!
2003-03-05 03:25:09 PM  
Now while on tour he is getting pelted with Depends insted of panties.
2003-03-05 03:25:10 PM  
how did "something" become "from"???
2003-03-05 03:26:14 PM  
I loved his version of "Kiss" with Art of Noise.

Fun video, great interpretation of the song.

That relaunched his career in the 80's.
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