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Tagged With: Tom Waits

Tom Waits: The Gravel-Voiced Troubadour’s History and Best Songs

Tom Waits follows the gravel-voiced musical path of blues and jazz vocal greats like Howlin’ Wolf and Louis Armstrong.  Defying musical category, Tom also tips his well-worn hat to rock, experimental and folk styles. He’s a fan’s dream of outtakes, live versions and B-sides, never recording a song the same way twice. The song that … Continue reading »

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Tom Waits: The Gravel-Voiced Troubadour's History and Best Songs

Tom Waits follows the gravel-voiced musical path of blues and jazz vocal greats like Howlin’ Wolf and Louis Armstrong.  Defying musical category, Tom also tips his well-worn hat to rock, experimental and folk styles. He’s a fan’s dream of outtakes, live versions and B-sides, never recording a song the same way twice. The song that … Continue reading »

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Music Quote: Tom Waits on Songwriting

“For a songwriter, you don’t really go to songwriting school; you learn by listening to tunes.  And you try to understand them and take them apart and see what they’re made of, and wonder if you can make one, too.” -Tom Waits  [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3Cty-q73wk] “He parked across the street laughing, watching it burn. All Halloween orange … Continue reading »

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The Hip-Hop Art of Atmosphere

The best art doesn’t always make you feel good. It just makes you feel. It was on Atmosphere’s fifth full-length You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having that Minneapolis rapper Slug showed his full talent for depth, darkness and light-hearted hip-hop beats. The gospel vocal sample, old school beats and unpretentiously punky rapping slam with honest hip-hop … Continue reading »

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