One of the weirdest and most famous and yet very listenable musicians that you’ve never heard of, Tom Waits’ solo career dates back to the late sixties, when he started playing at night clubs, influenced by greats like Bob Dylan, Howlin’ Wolf, Louis Armstrong and Lord Buckley.
Decades of smoke and booze later, he’s recorded 22 albums, from 1973’s Closing Time to this year’s Bad as Me, contributed to dozens of other recordings, written movie and theatre music, had a successful screen acting carreer and received a handful of notable awards and recognitions, including being entered into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, earlier this year.
Waits always has a handful of stories ready, just in case. He’s captivating and a little reclusive, while still being pretty down-to-earth. His music covers ground from cabaret jazz to old-time country, hip-hop, rock & roll, show tune and a bunch more. Whatever Tom Waits is, he’s certainly entertaining and original.
Tune in tonight from 4:00 to 6:00 for a lot of Tom Waits and a spattering of other great music.
Be sure to use Tweeter to request your favourite Tom Waits tune now or during the show!
1. Tom Waits – Shake It
2. Tom Waits – Raised Right Men
3. John Southworth – American UFO
4. Tom Waits – 16 Shells From A Thirty-Ought Six
5. Tom Waits – Everything Goes To Hell
6. Sarah Slean – Pilgrim
7. Tom Waits – Cold Cold Ground
8. Tom Waits – On The Nickel
9. The Deep Dark Woods – Farewell
10. Tom Waits – On The Road
11. Tom Waits – The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me) (An Evening with Pete King)
12. Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass – Squib Cakes
13. Tom Waits – $29.00
14. Tom Waits – Filipino Box Spring Hog
15. Lenny Breau – Secret Love Emily
16. Tom Waits – Kommienezuspadt
17. Bob Dylan – When The Deal Goes Down
18. The Sojourners – Nobody Can Turn Me Around
19. Tom Waits – Jesus Gonna Be Here
20. Tom Waits – Bottom Of The World
21. Andy Shauf – Swimming In A Cage
22. Tom Waits – Big Joe And Phantom 309