Today Tom Waits turns 67.
Here are some great audio clips from “Theme Time Radio Hour” (hosted by Bob Dylan) where Tom Waits comments on different subjects.
Theme Time Radio Hour (TTRH) was a weekly, one-hour satellite radio show hosted by Bob Dylan originally airing from May 2006 to April 2009. Each episode was an eclectic, freeform mix of blues, folk, rockabilly, R&B, soul, bebop, rock-and-roll, country and pop music, centered on a theme such as “Weather,” “Money,” and “Flowers” with songs from artists as diverse as Patti Page and LL Cool J. Much of the material for the show’s 100 episodes was culled from producer Eddie Gorodetsky’s music collection, which reportedly includes more than 10,000 records and more than 140,000 digital files.
Continue reading Tom Waits & Bob Dylan @ Theme Time Radio Hour
The man in me will do nearly any task,
And as for compensation, there’s little he would ask.
Take a woman like you
To get through to the man in me.
Storm clouds are raging all around my door,
I think to myself I might not take it any more.
Take a woman like your kind
To find the man in me.
The Man in Me has been performed:
- 3 times acoustic w/ band – all in 2002
- 1 time as an instrumental – 1978
- 153 times w/band – top year 1991 (42 times)
First live performance:
- Nippon Budokan Hall
20 February 1978
Last live performance:
- Den Fynske Landsby
27 June 2011
Continue reading Bob Dylan: 5 Great Live Versions of “The Man In Me”
Freewheelin’ in it’s released form is essentially a “best of” from one of the most creative years in Dylan’s life. The lag between sessions resulted in an album whose sound metamorphosed at least twice.
~Clinton Heylin (BD – The Recording Sessions)
Dylan nailed 3 master versions for “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” @ this important recording session.
Continue reading December 6: The 7th Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan recording session in 1962
I can’t wait, wait for you to change your mind
It’s late, I’m trying to walk the line
Well, it’s way past midnight and there are people all around
Some on their way up, some on their way down
The air burns and I’m trying to think straight
And I don’t know how much longer I can wait
- 187 times w/band – top year 1998 (64 times)
First live performance: Humphrey Coliseum, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi – 24 October 1997
Last live performance: The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, New York – 4 September 2012
Continue reading Bob Dylan: 5 Great Live Versions of “Can´t Wait”
Well, to me, it’s a great song that seldom (or never) is on the “best-of” lists of the artist, and it could have/should have been. They are sometimes alternative recordings or “out of print” releases.
I am talking about great songs that are often overlooked. We are talking about personal favorites that you wouldn’t rate among the artists top 20 (maybe), but deserve more praise and recognition than they get. Continue reading Playlist: Bob Dylan overlooked songs by decade – 2010 to 2016