Tom Jones in Elvis tribute track
View promo for touching stripped-down salute - ahead of BluesFest show with Van Morrison
Tom Jones has released a video for Elvis Presley Blues, his near-solo tribute to his old friend.
The promo features the Welshman alone in a room, watching old movie clips of The King, as he delivers a powerful vocal rendition of Gillian Welch track, backed only by a lap-slide drone.
Jones tells NPR: “To me the song is a celebration of Elvis, a celebration of his life. I wanted to show that.
“I wanted to let people know how much I felt about Elvis – that he did change music. I thought, ‘If we can capture that it would be a hell of a tribute.’”
Jones played London’s O2 last night with Van Morrison as part of this year’s Prudential Bluesfest.