Sep 23, 2015
Sam and Martin debate Waits’s influences as a singer and performer and his relationship to Frank Sinatra, and the ways they break expectations of songs and draw audiences in. Marble eggs also feature somehow.
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
Little Trip to Heaven (On the Wings of Your Love), Closing Time, Tom Waits (1973)
In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning, In The Wee Small Hours, Frank Sinatra (1955)
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