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Praise & Blame

Praise & BlamePeople scoffed when Tom Jones showed up in Martin Scorsese's PBS documentary series The Blues alongside the likes of Eric ?Clapton. But Mr. '...Praise & BlameBlues, R&BPeople scoffed when Tom Jones showed up in Martin Scorsese's PBS documentary series The Blues alongside the likes of Eric ?Clapton. But Mr. '...2010-07-21
Tom Jones (Musician) | IT'S NOT UNUSUAL Tom Jones

IT'S NOT UNUSUAL Tom Jones

B+

Praise & Blame

Genre: Blues, R&B; Lead Performer: Tom Jones (Musician)

People scoffed when Tom Jones showed up in Martin Scorsese’s PBS documentary series The Blues alongside the likes of Eric ?Clapton. But Mr. ”What’s New, Pussycat?” has an unmistakable flair for black vernacular music. On Praise & Blame, the singer revels in gutbucket and gospel, delivering 12 emotionally charged sermon-songs with raw-throated abandon. Who knows? He might yet get some respect from blooze purists. B+

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