Tom Adams

Tom Adams

 Stratford, New Jersey, USA
BandJazzSinger/Songwriter

Biography

Tom Adams has appeared with such artists as: Bette Midler, Anita O'Day, Coolio, Jewel, Keely Smith, Linda Hopkins, Petula Clark, Richie Cole, and Mel Torme.

Three CD’s were added to his discography with the release of the Casablanca Records “Jazz Baby” Series, which includes four performances with long-time writing partner, Cybill Shepherd. Tom’s piano work was frequently heard on the highly acclaimed CBS sitcom, “Cybill”.

As a writer, he has contributed to recordings such as Ernestine Anderson's Grammy- Nominated release, "Now and Then". Other industry credits include the Universal film “Happy Gilmore” and collaborations with famed animation house, Klasky-Csupo, yielding the original Echo Award winning Free Credit Report ad campaign and the Mentos "Marching Mint" spots seen on ESPN2.

As a vocalist, he has been heard on The Osbournes, MTV’s Newlyweds, and has performed many times on “The Tonight Show” including a turn as the singing voice of Jay Leno.

His original song, “From the Forties”, can be heard on the Beverly Hills 90210 and Melrose Place DVD releases.

Tom's CD "Beautiful Love" is available at Amazon, CD Baby, iTunes, and other reputable online storefronts.

Lyrics

From the Forties

Written By: Tom Adams, David Jackson

I’ve often searched for melodies, both elegant and streamlined.

I’ve traveled on the Concorde, and the Hudson River Line.

While busy looking for the “where”, I overlooked the “when”.

A time of love songs sweet and rare, to visit once again.

Play me something from the forties. Put your hair up that special way,

And wear a dress like they did in Joan Crawford’s day.

I’ll turn the brim of my hat down, the way that Bogie used to do.

I want to swing and sway with you girl and sing a forties tune.

There’s something there worth remembering.

Something I’d forgotten all about.

The big band jump and the crooner croon.

You know it keeps me smiling from the inside out.

Make me a cocktail in a shaker. I’ll put gardenias in your hair.

Let’s make some music from the forties,

Just like Gable and Lombard back when.

Let’s make some music from the forties, again.

The Greatest Thing

Written By: Tom Adams, John Gillies

It could happen to you.
It could happen to me.
An isolated incident that helps us all to see.
And though our time was short,
I could sense that she had a way
of stealing heaven out of the blue.

And she's the greatest thing,
greatest thing
that almost happened to me.
And she's the greatest thing,
greatest thing
that almost happened to me.

There are halves that are not whole.
There are haves and have-nots.
If you never loved at all,
better to have loved and lost.
And though we only shared one day,
I felt that she had a way
of stealing heaven out of the blue.

And she's the greatest thing,
greatest thing
that almost happened to me.
And she's the greatest thing,
greatest thing
that almost happened to me.

And though our time was short,
I could sense that she had a way
of stealing heaven out of the blue.
Stealing heaven for an hour or two.

And she's the greatest thing,
greatest thing
that almost happened to me.
And she's the greatest thing,
greatest thing,
greatest thing,
that almost happened to me.

Set List

VOCAL SONG LIST (Partial)

Again
All My Tomorrows
All of Me
All of You
All the Things You Are
All the Way
Alone Together
Always
Anything Goes
As Time Goes By
Autumn in New York
Beautiful Love
Because of You (Bennett)
Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered
Black Orpheus
Body and Soul
Bud
But Beautiful
Centerpiece
Cheek to Cheek
Come Fly With Me
Come Saturday Morning
Corcovado
Darn That Dream
Day by Day
Deed I Do
Desifinado
Dindi
Don’t Get Around Much Any More
Dream
East of the Sun
Embraceable You
End of a Love Affair, The
Fly Me to the Moon
From the Forties
Gentle Rain
Georgia
Greatest Thing, The
Have You Met Miss Jones
Hi-Fly
I Can’t Get Started
I Have Dreamed
In a Mellow Tone
I Should Care
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
If You Never Come to Me
I’m Beginning to See the Light
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
It Had to Be You
I Thought About You
Just Friends
Just in Time
Lady Bird
Let’s Fall in Love
Long Ago and Far Away
Losing My Mi