Non-COMM Recap: Mr. Tom Jones puts his own twist on the classics (photos, audio, setlist) - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Incomparable crooner Tom Jones put his voice to songs written by some of his musical heroes on his 2012 release Spirit in the Room. For his outstanding Non-COMM set, the seasoned performer drew from this album and then some, also hitting on songs popularized by Johnny Cash, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and John Lee Hooker. Check out the setlist (along with the original artists of each song) below, and listen to Jones’ performance in its entirety here (via the WXPN media player). Watch the video of the full set below:

Tom Jones live from WXPN’s Non COMMvention at World Cafe Live from WXPN FM on Vimeo.

Tower of Song – originally by Leonard Cohen
(I Want To) Come Home – originally by Paul McCartney
Hit Or Miss – originally by Odetta
Dimming of the Day – originally by Richard Thompson
Soul of a Man – originally by Blind Willie Johnson
Burning Hell – originally by John Lee Hooker
Just Dropped In – originally by Mickey Newbury
If I Give My Soul – originally by Billy Joe Shaver
Traveling Shoes – originally by Ethan Johns
Run On – traditional, inspired by Elvis Presley
Didn’t It Rain – traditional, inspired by Sister Rosetta Tharpe

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