Jun 15, 2016
Martin and Sam are joined by their latest guest host Lucy Dallas, wandering arm-in-arm through the streets and debating (again/still) the merits of truth and authenticity in the storytelling of Tom Waits. Whether we buy into the mythmaking of this group and location, or whether Waits is as successful as some of his heroes at creating these idealised places is challenged in weeks episode.
Song by Song is Martin Zaltz Austwick and Sam Pay; two musicians listening to and discussing every single Tom Waits track in chronological order.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes
I Wish I Was In New Orleans (In the Ninth Ward), Small Change, Tom Waits (1976)
Georgia On My Mind, The Genius Hits The Road, Ray Charles (1960)
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