Tom Jans
American Songwriter
1948 - 1984

Tom Jans
Tom Jans Home Discography
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Press Cuttings
Cover Recordings
Unrecorded
Art Jans' Trunk

 


 

 


American singer/songwriter who recorded for A&M and CBS
through the 1970's and into the 80s, working with:
Mimi Farina, Chris Ramey  Jerry SwallowKelly Shanahan,
Scott Shelley, Bill PayneJeff Porcaro, Steve Lukather and Lowell George.
 

Released April 2015

 

Pony Canyon PCCY-50074
TOM JANS CHAMPION - JAPAN HQCD F30
JAN/ISBN 4988013245785
Release Date 15 April 2015

   TOM JANS
   チャンピオン

1. WHEN THE REBEL COMES HOME
作詞/作曲:Tom Jans/編曲:Don Grusin
2. THERE'S A CHAMPION ON MY SIDE
作詞/作曲:Tom Jans, Kazumasa Oda, Don Grusin/編曲:Don Grusin
3. I MISS YOUR HARMONY
作詞/作曲:Tom Jans, Richard Kerr/編曲:Don Grusin
4. CHAMBERS OF THE HEART
作詞/作曲:Tom Jans/編曲:Tom Jans, Bill Payne
5. WORKING HOT
作詞/作曲:Tom Jans/編曲:Don Grusin
6. COOL
作詞/作曲:Tom Jans, Don Grusin/編曲:Don Grusin
7. SOUTHERN BELLE
作詞/作曲:Tom Jans, Bill Wray, Valerie Carter/編曲:Don Grusin
8. LOST IN YOUR EYES
作詞/作曲:Tom Jans, Scott Shelly/編曲:Don Grusin
9. VISIONS
作詞/作曲:Tom Jans/編曲:Don Grusin
10. MOTHER'S EYES
作詞/作曲:Tom Jans/編曲:Don Grusin

There are no known bonus tracks or singles from
 the 1982 LP release. There are no "bonus" tracks.


Released January 2015

Case Western Reserve
8th April 1972 WNCR-FM

A release of the 1972 WCNR Broadcast
by Klondike Records KLCD 5015

 In The Quiet Morning / Mama Tried / Reach Out /
You’re Sixteen / Children Of Darkness / Loving Arms / Letter To Jesus / Madman / The Great White Horse / Carolina / Good God, I’m Feeling Fine / Carry It On


Released April 2013

Real Gone Records - a "twofer" CD.
 
"Tom Jans & Mimi Farina" is be a remaster of both the LPs recorded by Tom Jans for A&M. 

Carolina / Charlotte / Kings and Queen (sic) / The Great White Horse / Reach Out (For Chris Ross) / Madman / In the Quiet Morning (For Janis Joplin) / Letter to Jesus / After the Sugar Harvest / No Need to Be Lonely / Margarita / Old Time Feeling / Tender Memory / Slippin' Away / Green River / Blue Sky Rider / Loving Arms / Free and Easy / (Why Don't You) Meet Me at the Border / Hart's Island

The CD does do not include any “bonus” or previously  unissued recordings.  It is a single CD with a full playing time. (76mins 55sec)


Released Feb 2013
 
  
 

Loving Arms - Best of 1971-1982
A CD released in February 2013
by Raven Records (Australia)
Also available from Amazon UK US De

The CD includes tracks from all five LPs
and is the first time tracks from Champion
and Tom Jans (1974) have been put on to CD

Tracklist as published at Amazon:
Carolina / Letter to Jesus / Loving Arms /
Old Time Feeling / Margarita / Free and Easy
Gotta Move / Once Before I Die
Struggle in Darkness / Out of Hand
The Eyes of An Only Child / Inside of You
Why Don't You Love Me / Distant Cannon Fire
Back on My Feet Again / Mothers Eyes
When the Rebel Comes Home / Working Hot
Lost in Your Eyes

 


Older News

  • Kelly Shanahan has been doing a lot of recording
    with Paul Nussbaum. The tunes are in the style
    of the 1970s.
     

  • From the Trunk
    Writings and Notes from Art Jans' Collection,
    including photographs and unrecorded lyrics.
    Some more lyrics have been added.

     

  • Lonely Street
     

Tom Jans' "When the Rebel Come home" is featured in the in the 2009 film  "Lonely Street" directed by Peter Ettinger and starring Jay Mohr.  The story is of an Elvis impersonator and Tom's song is performed in classic Elvis style. Given Tom Jans' admiration of the Elvis version of "Loving Arms" we are sure Tom would have loved this cover version of his song which was originally released on "Champion".

When the Rebel Comes Home can be heard on YouTube (link is live as at Sept 2010) The Executive music director of the film is Danny Seraphine of The A's who recorded When the Rebel Comes Home on the album "A Woman's Got The Power" in 1981. There is a trailer for the film (link is live as at September 2010)
 

  • Take Heart has been advertised on Ebay. The Japanese Cd version of the album, which features Tom Jans and Mimi Farina, was offered at $199


     

  • The Eyes of an Only Child by Jugo Nagisa
    "rough" translation of the liner notes of 2007 Japanese cd release


     
  • Dark Blonde by Jugo Nagisa
    "rough" translation of the liner notes of 2007 Japanese cd release
     
  • Demo of You and the Thunder  (Tony Greco/Tom Jans)
    This recording copyright Greco Music - used by permission
     
  • Tom Jans video on Youtube
    this is a private independent production, although some photos from this site have been used. the video is a sequence of photographs with
    Out of Hand as the soundtrack.
     

  • During 2008 Scott Shelley  produced and played on "Light of Hope", a new album of 12 songs written by Brenda-Lee Heathcote and sung by various artists.

who also likes Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan & Bristol Rovers

 

cd images of japanese pressings above,
"borrowed"  from  " classic_mode1223"  on ebay.