Happy New Year! 2019 brings Song by Song back to take another look through the listener mail we've received over the last year or so. Check out the show notes below for more links and details of the songs discussed.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Just Another Sucker On The Vine, Swordfishtrombones, Tom Waits (1983)
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Pieces of a Man, Gil Scott-Heron (1971)
Don't Get Around Much Anymore, The Duke: The Columbia Years, Duke Ellington (1927-1962?)
Click here for the text of the play Frank's Wild Years, courtesy of The Tom Waits Library
Beulah Land, Complete Studio Recordings, Mississippi John Hurt (2000)
Beulah Land, Avalon Blues: A Tribute to Mississippi John Hurt, Gillian Welch (2001)
Click here for the ABC network 'Take 5' interview with Tom Waits promoting Bad As Me.
Bella Ciao, Songs of Resistance 1942-2018, Marc Ribot/Tom Waits (2018)
On The Nickel, via YouTube, Puddles Pity Party (2017)
Hang On St. Christopher (demo) via YouTube
Temptation (demo) via YouTube
Please Wake Me Up (demo) via YouTube
More Than Rain (demo) via YouTube
Train Song (demo) via YouTube
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