Tom Jones Featured in Wall Street Journal
Tom Jones Does Gospel
By Jim Fusilli
Have lunch with Tom Jones and of course you'll discover that he's known just about everyone in show business. It's the context for the conversation that's surprising: At age 70, Mr. Jones is releasing "Praise & Blame," a bluesy gospel recording produced by Ethan Johns. Listen to this remarkable album and you're reminded that he's always had a golden voice—"Tom Jones can sing anything!" Van Morrison once shouted during an impromptu set with the singer at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. Frank Sinatra liked the way he sang, too. But rarely has Mr. Jones laid bare his voice in the service of profound spiritual emotions.
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