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  • Format: CD
  • SKU: SMCD920
  • UPC: 823564633527
  • Street Date: 09/07/18
  • PreBook Date: 08/03/18
  • Label: CHROME DREAMS »
  • Genre: Pop/Rock
  • Run Time: 78 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Year of Production: 1977
  • Box Lot: 0
  • Territory: US CA
  • Language: English


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Tom Waits - My Father's Place

Rare Tom Waits Live Fm Broadcast From 1977

Tom Waits - My Father
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Tom Waits is one of that very select breed of idiosyncratic mature singers whose vocals, though initially perhaps an acquired taste, soon become utterly compelling. Once heard, never forgotten, like Fred Neil, Bob Dylan, Tim Buckley, Leonard Cohen, Dr. John or Marianne Faithfull for instance, often dividing opinion but those who 'get-it' are rarely disappointed. This superb live recording is from late 1977 and finds Tom holding court in fine style at legendary New York venue, My Father's Place. Despite its small capacity - circa 400 people - this humble abode hosted shows by superstars like Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Bob Marley, The Ramones and U2 during the 16 years it was open for business (1971-1987). It was also a hugely popular recording location for Long Island's revered WLIR radio station, who broadcast the show across the airwaves. 'Foreign Affairs' (released in September 1977) was the current album at the time of this performance. Featured herein are the medley Jack & Neal / California, Here I Come, Muriel and a solo version of I Never Talk to Strangers (originally sung as a duet with Bette Midler). Tom's backing band for this event was a slight variation on his regular touring collective, The Nocturnal Emissions - Frank Vicari on sax, Chip White on drums and upright bassist Danny Trifan replacing FitzGerald Jenkins. While Waits' career and profile have continued to advance exponentially in the 37 years since this timeless show was performed, going back to hear Tom from all those years ago reveals that while his style and approach may have changed - often dramatically so - the man's organic impulses and improvisational delivery were as developed back then as they are today.

Track Listing

  • Standin' on the Corner
  • I Never Talk to Strangers
  • Pasties and a G-String
  • Invitation to the Blues / Eggs and Sausage
  • Jitterbug Boy
  • Step Right
  • I Wish I Was In New Orleans / Small Change
  • The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)
  • Emotional Weather Report
  • Muriel
  • Jack & Neal / California, Here I Come
  • Tom Traubert's Blues

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