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Will Tom 'rap' up top spot?

Byline: Peter Law

ONE is a legendary crooner from Pontypridd, the other is a foul-mouthed rapper from Detroit.

But Tom Jones and Eminem are today fighting an unlikely battle to claim the top spot on the album charts.

If Sir Tom succeeds, the 70-year-old would become the oldest male musician to have a number one album in the UK.

It would also be the best possible way to make David Sharpe, the vice-president of Sir Tom's record label, eat his words.

In an e-mail leaked earlier this month, Mr Sharp fumed to colleagues: "I have just listened to the album and want to know if this is some sick joke?" Praise & Blame, a collection of gospel and blues songs, topped the mid-week charts on Wednesday.

By last night Eminem's Recovery album had quickly reclaimed the No 1 position, but music industry insiders said it was "neck and neck".
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jul 30, 2010
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