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Tom Jones in Elvis tribute track

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.

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history. He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.