Monday, 12 March 2007
I am not really into novelty records. There are only a few that keep their flavour after listening to them once or twice. Somehow humour and music do go together very well in my mind. But there are exceptions, like a recording of Tom Jones, which I have on a cassette tape. I have no idea where or when this was recorded. It sounds like a party at somebody’s home.
I am a big fan of the music of Tom Jones, both the music he made in his early days and what he recorded after he was sort of rediscovered a few years ago. I like the power of his voice.
Even in this incoherent version of Help yourself it is his voice that keeps the song together. But oh boy, that trumpet player, what a genius.