We’re sort of missing Waits this week, as William Burroughs covers this Edgars/Donaldson song from his childhood. Simon and David return for more discussion with Martin and Sam around authenticity (of voice, of writing, or of instrumental sound), the fusion of Waits and Burroughs’ writing, and the nature of wax art.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
'Tain't No Sin, The Black Rider, Tom Waits (1993)
'Tain't No Sin (To Dance Around in Your Bones), Lee Morse: A Musical Portrait, Lee Morse & Her Blue Grass Boys (1930)
'Tain't No Sin To Dance Around in Your Bones, Single, George Olson & Dick Gardner (1929)
'Tain't No Sin at 1h21m50s from The Black Rider: The Casting of the 12 Magic Bullets (filmed at the Weiner Festwochen, via YouTube), Wilson/Burroughs/Waits (1990)
London Road Trailer, via YouTube, film adaptation of the stage musical by Alecky Blythe and Adam Cork (2015)
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