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Tom Waits-Used Songs-'73-80-BEST OF-ELEKTRA/ASYLUM-NEW CD JAPANESE

TOM WAITS-

USED SONGS

-16TR-

NEW CDJEWELCASE

Tom Waits - Used Songs 1973-1980

JAPANESE EDITION

16 Track best of

barcode:4943674095865

Those only familiar with Tom Waits's experimental post-Swordfishtrombones music on Island are often surprised and delighted to discover the singer-songwriter's pre-Swordfishtrombones work on Elektra.

A sampling of Waits's nascent recordings is spotlighted on this Rhino compilation. Offering up a beat "hobo" persona that's part Jack Kerouac and part Charles Bukowski, Waits delivered a more traditional American musical persona back then.

In fact, some of his melodies approached Stephen Foster territory (witness the absolutely gorgeous "Heart of Saturday Night"). "Ol' 55" became famous via an Eagles cover, Bruce Springsteen would immortalize "Jersey Girl," and "Whistlin' Past the Graveyard"--which highlights his Louis Armstrong-meets-Captain Beefheart vocals of the period--still rocks.

But while it's an excellent introduction, tracks like the beautiful "Tom Troubert's Blues" will only make the more newly initiated want to hear albums like Small Change in their entirety.

Tracks 
1. Heartattack And Vine  04:44
2. Eggs And Sausage (In A Cadillac With Susan Michelson)  04:23
3. A Sight For Sore Eyes  04:41
4. Whistlin' Past The Graveyard  03:16
5. Burma Shave  06:33
6. Step Right Up  05:40
7. Ol' 55  03:58
8. I Never Talk To Strangers - With Bette Midler  03:38
9. Mr. Siegal  05:14
10. Jersey Girl  05:10
11. Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis  04:32
12. Blue Valentines  05:51
13. (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night  03:51
14. Muriel  03:34
15. Wrong Side Of The Road  05:14
16. Tom Traubert's Blues (Four Sheets To The Wind In Copenhagen)  06:35
 

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