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Song by Song

Nov 18, 2020

The breadth and intimacy of Waits's writing is highlighted by our new guest host, director Justin Audibert, who joins Martin and Sam for this quasi-title track from Mule Variations. We discuss the emotional expression of singing through popular music, how Waits paints a portrait of America with specifics and generalities, and yodelling. Lots on yodelling. You didn't ask for this, but you're getting it. Yodelling. You're welcome.

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Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Get Behind The Mule, Mule Variations, Tom Waits (1999)
Blue Yodel No. 8 (Mule Skinner Blues), Jimmie Rodgers (1930)

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