Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Silver Fox


Tom Jones has a new gospel/blues album out.


At 70 he’s still as sexy as ever and the voice sounds clear and strong. Makes me want to throw granny panties at him.

I’ve been a fan forever. I love working class guys. I love craggy faces and deep rough voices. I doubt he’s a picnic to be married to – there were so many rumored affairs over the years yet he and his wife Linda have been together for 50 years.

In a recent interview he said - 'Well the road always leads back to Linda you know'.

His career has spanned 4 decades. I was looking over his Discography and it brought back so many memories.

I guess that’s the sign of a good body of work.




22 comments:

Queen-Size funny bone said...

its amazing how one can reinvent themselves. from whats new pussycat to gospel. and yes he is still sexy.

DJan said...

He's still sexy, it's true. And he's still singing, which blows me away! I hadn't heard of him in ages, so this makes my day. And he's older than me, which is sayin something...

Daryl said...

He was always hot ... nice to see he is still out there working ...

Sylvia K said...

OMG! I hadn't heard anything about him in years! Always was a favorite! He does still look great doesn't he? And he's only seven years younger than me??? Incredible! Going to have to look for this one, thanks for the info, Dianne! Have a great day!

Sylvia

Ron said...

"Makes me want to throw granny panties at him."

Bwhahahahahahaaha! You GO, girl!

Reading this post reminded me of watching his TV show every week when he would throw his tie into the audience, and all the women would go batshit crazy, remember?

You're right...at 70 he still has "it."

Rock on, Tom!

X ya!

Linda said...

I guess it's not unusual for singers to recreate themselves once they get a little older! But you're right, he's still got it and Linda still has him so I guess she's doing something right, too!

Jay said...

I've been to Vegas a few times, and thought that it would be cool to go see Tom. But, he wasn't there the times I was. He's a cool dude though.

Akelamalu said...

He still looks and sounds HOT, HOT, HOT!!!

Reb said...

I think it wonderful that he has managed to keep his voice. Yeah, he's still got it! So glad he didn't fall victim to the plastic surgery nightmare.

Dianne said...

queen size funny - it is!! he has a voice that's perfect for gospel

DJan - glad this made you happy :)

daryl - the album is doing really well in the UK, it's not catching on here as fast

sylvia - you, like Tom, are timeless :)

ron - of course I remember that ;)
he would make a whole thing out of taking off the tie and opening the shirt buttons
hot hot hot

linda - I think he always had an interest in gospel, it is so close to blues and soul but until he got older he probable assumed no one would take him seriously

jay - I've never seen him live either, always wanted to

akelamalu - indeed!! ;)

reb - he did have a little work done, that's why he has a goatee now, to hide the scar
they suggested he have more done and he said no

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Tom has sustained in a business that chews em up and spits em out...

Mrs. C said...

I still remember him and Carlton on the Fresh Prince show! :)

Betty said...

Ooooooo. I've always liked him, too.

Dianne said...

vinny - yes he has. I think the working class background has a lot to do with that

Mrs C - I LOVED whenever Carlton would dance to Tom Jones music, hilarious :)

betty - that's because we both have really good taste :)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I saw him on the Telly the other night---LETTERMAN, I think....I had forgotten that he was that much older now....lol! I jnow that sounds stupid---I'M so much oldr, too.....!

Scott Oglesby said...

He’s still great for providing background music to the foreground sex!

The image of you throwing your ‘granny panties’ is one that will stick with me for a long, long time. I freaking love it!!!

Arkansas Patti said...

That first picture was of the Tom I had the hots for. I saw him in concert and no one works harder performing. The sweat with all that DNA would roll.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Still sexy after all these years! Lemme go listen! Thanks Diane!
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Lu' said...

I can remember sitting very close to the TV when his variety show was on. I didn't miss a show and never arrived late :)

maryt/theteach said...

I don't know about sexy, Dianne, but his voice is still as good as ever! :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love that throwing your granny panties!! I wonder if that's what he gets now (LOL).....laughter aside I'd still love to see him in person.

Hilary said...

He sure has aged beautifully. I have seen a few video of him semi-recently and was impressed that he still it.