Guest DJ Tom Jones Shares His Favorite Love Songs

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Make a list of the great crooners who sing love songs and Tom Jones is likely to be somewhere near the top. He was for us when we sought out a guest DJ to share songs of romance and heartache for Valentine's Day.

In this edition of All Songs Considered, Tom Jones joins host Bob Boilen to talk about some of the songs Jones has loved most over the years, starting with the first he can remember singing to his grandmother as a child in Wales. He also includes gems from the raucous Jerry Lee Lewis and James Brown, the seductive Barry White, George Jones, Johnny Adams and, of course, Tom Jones himself.

Tom Jones Shares His Favorite Love Songs

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Reconsider Me

  • Artist: Johnny Adams
  • Album: Johnny Adams' You Can Depend On Me

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Reconsider Me
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Reconsider Me - Golden Classics
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Johnny Adams
Released
1996

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He Stopped Loving Her Today

  • Artist: George Jones
  • Album: 16 Biggest Hits
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Love Letters

  • Artist: Tom Jones
  • Album: Red, White and Blues Soundtrack

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Love Letters
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Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Red, White and Blues Soundtrack
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Various
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HIP-O RECORDS
Released
2003

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Great Balls of Fire

  • Artist: Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Album: Definitive Collection

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Great Balls of Fire
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Definitive Collection
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Jerry Lee Lewis
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Hip-O Records
Released
2006

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You're the First, the Last, My Everything

  • Artist: Barry White
  • Album: All-Time Greatest Hits
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If I Give My Soul

  • Artist: Tom Jones
  • Album: Praise & Blame

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If I Give My Soul
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Praise & Blame
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Tom Jones
Label
Lost Highway Records
Released
2010

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Get Up (Sex Machine)

  • Artist: James Brown
  • Album: 20 All Time Greatest Hits
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Red, White and Blues Soundtrack

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Red, White and Blues Soundtrack
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2003

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