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Tom Jones On World Cafe

Tom Jones.
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Tom Jones.

This segment, from June 27, is part of ourBest Of 2013 series, in which we revisit some of our most memorable interviews and performances of the year.

On his new album, Spirit in the Room, singer Tom Jones turns his formidable voice toward blues and gospel, including covers from songwriters like Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and even The Low Anthem.

Over the last few decades, Jones has continuously reinvented his sound, suiting it to fit the times. The 73-year-old performer is well-known for his 1964 hit "It's Not Unusual," which remains his signature song. In this installment of World Cafe, he talks about growing up in Wales and discovering American music on the radio.

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David Dye
David Dye is a longtime Philadelphia radio personality whose music enthusiasm has captivated listeners of World Cafe ® since 1991. World Cafe is produced by WXPN, the public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania.

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