This is Tom Waits live at Club Roslyn, Long Island, New York, USA, or as the venue is more affectionately remembered 'the homely and homey music club - My Fathers Place' (at 19 Bryant Avenue in Roslyn).
Indeed it is easier to talk about the venue than to know where to start with Tom Waits.
I know I often use this as a get out clause, and I will unashamedly do so again now.
For fans this is a must have recording, for those not familiar with Thomas Alan Waits, this captures said gentleman some 32 years ago, with the 'bourbon soaked' voice, on fine form at a wonderful venue.
Source: Pre FM copy of WLIR recording.
Sound Quality: Extremely good stereo MP3 @192kbps.
Genre: Should be a personal genre called Tom Waits, however he ranges across, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Folk, Experimental, and we can throw in Vaudeville for good measure.
Set: Possibly full set, cannot confirm (track numbered from 2 CD version).
01 Standin' On The Corner
02 I Never Talk To Strangers
03 Pasties And A G-String
04 Invitation To The Blues - Eggs And Sausage
05 Depot, Depot
06 Jitterbug Boy
07 Step Right Up
01 I wish I Was In New Orleans - Small Change
02 The Piano Has Been Drinking
03 Emotional Weather Report
05 Medley: Jack & Neil - California, Here I Come Set II
06 Tom Traubert's Blues
Concert Band Line Up:
Tom Waits: vocals, acoustic guitar, piano.
Frank Vicari: tenor saxophone.
Danny Trifan: upright bass.
Chip White: drums, percussion & vibes.
Links: Official site HERE. Excellent fan site HERE. Comprehensive Wikipedia content HERE.
Comments: I know there are a number of good quality live recordings for Tom Waits in circulation, to my knowledge this has not been freely circulated on the web, its good material and does the artist justice.
I was listening to a Tom Wait's concert from last year a couple of days back (will share another time), its great that he has sorted out the bar room image, from his actual lifestyle, and he can still create that unique sound, atmosphere, and overall mood.
I was late getting in on the music of Tom Waits, that's my loss, still it remains great catching up.
Download link in comments below (Replaced 15 September 2011).
Purchase: MP3's (DRM free) from Amazon.co.uk - Tom Waits