Thursday, June 17, 2010
Hard To Handle - Tom Jones
Sir Tom Jones nails Otis Redding's heavy soul masterpiece "Hard To Handle" during this 1970 recording from the Live In Las Vegas Flamingo LP. It's hard not to become seduced by his raw energy and enthusiasm. Or maybe it's just his stylishly revealing wardrobe? Regardless of his hip-hugging outfits you just gotta love a man who isn't afraid of screaming "ouch" after a performance.
Patti Drew's superb version of "Hard To Handle" makes the Black Crowes cover sound like ten cent loving.