Two mid 70s albums from Tom Jones – back to back on a single CD! Somethin Bout You Baby is a set that has Jones changing things up from previous albums – moving a bit back towards some of the country-inspired pop he was singing in the late 60s – with a bit more emphasis on ballads and laidback tracks, usually done with an undercurrent of sadness. Johnnie Spence is still on deck to arrange – and titles include "Rainin In My Heart", "You Make Me Smile", "Which Way Home", "Sing For The Good Times", and a sweet funky take on "Right Place Wrong Time", with some great keyboards in the mix! Memories Don't Leave is a great American date from Jones – one recorded after his move to the US in the mid 70s, with very hip backings arranged by HB Barnum and Wade Marcus! There's a subtle, soulful groove on many cuts – which is no surprise, given that Johnny Bristol penned about half the cuts on the record, usually with that same mix of funk and strings that he was using on his own great MGM
albums of the time. In fact, the record almost feels like a Bristol date, but with Jones' vocals instead – and titles include the killer funk cut "Lusty Lady", plus "Us", "Son Of A Fisherman", "We Got Love", "The Pain Of Love", "I Got Your Number", and "City Life".
(Out of print.)