The regular duet of Sam and Martin explore one of the few vocal collaborations Waits includes on his studio albums, with this piano-bar seduction of (and by) Bette Midler. The verbatim nature of the lyrics, the locating nature of music, and interference with postal carriers all feature in this week's discussion.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
I Never Talk to Strangers, Foreign Affairs, Tom Waits/Bette Midler (1977)
Yellow Beach Umbrella, Broken Blossom, Bette Midler (1977)
I Never Talk To Strangers (Live), BBC recording, Tom Waits (1979)
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