Tom Waits
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1949-12-07
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Tom Waits

Tom Waits Biography (Wikipedia)

Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and actor. His music is characterized by his distinctive deep, gravelly voice and lyrics focusing on the underside of society. During the 1970s, he worked primarily in jazz, but since the 1980s his music has reflected greater influence from blues, vaudeville, and experimental genres.

Waits was born and raised in a middle-class family in California. Inspired by the work of Bob Dylan and the Beat Generation, as a teenager he began singing on the San Diego folk music circuit, relocating to Los Angeles in 1972. He worked there as a songwriter before signing a recording contract with Asylum Records. His first albums were the jazz-oriented Closing Time (1973) and The Heart of Saturday Night (1974), which reflected his lyrical interest in nightlife, poverty, and criminality. He repeatedly toured the U.S., Europe, and Japan and attracted greater critical recognition and commercial success with Small Change (1976), which he followed with Blue Valentine (1978) and Heartattack and Vine (1980). He produced the soundtrack for Francis Ford Coppola's 1981 film One from the Heart and subsequently made cameo appearances in several Coppola films.

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Lucinda / Ain't Going Down The Well
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Lucinda / Ain't Going Down The Well
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Ol' 55
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Ol' 55
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The Heart Of Saturday Night
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The Heart Of Saturday Night
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The Ocean Doesn't Want Me
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The Ocean Doesn't Want Me
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Bottom Of The World
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Bottom Of The World
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Hold On
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Hold On
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Hold On (Radio Edit)
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Hold On (Radio Edit)
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Ice Cream Man
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Ice Cream Man
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Kentucky Avenue
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Kentucky Avenue
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New Coat Of Paint
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New Coat Of Paint
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Picture In A Frame
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Picture In A Frame
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Downtown Train
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Downtown Train
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House Where Nobody Lives
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House Where Nobody Lives
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On the Nickel (Live)
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On the Nickel (Live)
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Goin' Out West
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Goin' Out West
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In The Neighbourhood
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In The Neighbourhood
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Cemetery Polka
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Cemetery Polka
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Take It With Me
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Take It With Me
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The Ocean
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The Ocean
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What's He Building?
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What's He Building?
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Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet
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Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet
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Alice
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Alice
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Underground
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Underground
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Blue Valentines
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Blue Valentines
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Who Are You
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Who Are You
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Tom Traubert's Blues
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Tom Traubert's Blues
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Tango Till They're Sore
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Tango Till They're Sore
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Emotional Weather Report (Live)
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Emotional Weather Report (Live)
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God's Away On Business
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God's Away On Business
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Martha
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Martha
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Singapore
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Singapore
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Til The Money Runs Out
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Til The Money Runs Out
Gavin Bryars
Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet (feat. Tom Waits)
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Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet (feat. Tom Waits)
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Foreign Affair
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Foreign Affair
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Such a Scream (Live in Milan)
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Such a Scream (Live in Milan)
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You Can Never Hold Back Spring
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You Can Never Hold Back Spring
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