Praise & Blame 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,… Praise & Blame 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,… 2010-07-27 Tom Jones (Musician) Blues R&B
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Praise & Blame (2010)

Tom Jones (Musician) | IT'S NOT UNUSUAL Tom Jones
IT'S NOT UNUSUAL Tom Jones
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jul 27, 2010; Lead Performance: Tom Jones (Musician); Genres: Blues, R&B

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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Originally posted Jul 21, 2010 Published in issue #1113 Jul 30, 2010 Order article reprints