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Tom Waits Storytellers: At Long Last, The Songs

A month or two ago I posted just the stories from Tom Waits' VH1 Storytellers episode. People dug them, and demanded the songs. I completely forgot about it until today, when somebody posted a comment and I remembered that I still had yet to post the songs. So here they are!

The storytellers episode is great: the song performances are top notch from an artist that rarely performs live, and as I said before, the stories are just as entertaining on their own. They kind of remind me of the SNL "Neil Diamond Storytellers" sketch starring Will Ferrell - a fantastical story, featuring unbelievable situations and ridiculous characters that launches into a seemingly unrelated song that could have in theory been any song in the artists repertoire. That video is below, actual videos of Waits' Storytellers performance and the story MP3s can still be found here.

If you want the whole show, download a zip file here.


1. Tango Til They're Sore
2. Hang Down Your Head
3. Ol' 55
4. Strange Weather
5. Hold On
6. Picture In A Frame
7. I Can't Wait To Get Off Work
8. House Where Nobody Lives
9. Get Behind The Mule
10. Chocolate Jesus
11. What's He Building In There
12. A Little Rain
13. Downtown Train
14. Black Wings
15. Jesus Gonna Be Here
16. Jersey Girl
17. Chocolate Jesus (Alt.)
18. Tango Til They're Sore (Alt.)
19. Hang Down Your Head (Alt.)

Comments

If anyone is in New York you should go to the soho playhouse and check out Belly of a Drunken Piano, Stewart D'Arrietta performs Tom Waits' music, it's great. You can check them out on their website sohoplayhouse.com and the tickets are only 30 bucks.

Great post. I could listen to "Picture in a Frame" over and over for a few days...

Is there any stories for the alternate versions of Chocolate Jesus, Tnago 'Till They're Sore and Hang Down Your Head. What is the deal with them as well?

Is there any stories for the alternate versions of Chocolate Jesus, Tnago 'Till They're Sore and Hang Down Your Head. What is the deal with them as well?

perfect music,
like it at my funaral

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