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 and actor. Waits' music is characterized by his distinctive deep, gravelly singing voice and lyrics focusing on the underside of U.S. 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 raised in a middle-class family in Whittier, California and then San Diego. Inspired by Bob Dylan and the Beat Generation, as a teenager he began singing on the San Diego folk music scene. Relocating to Los Angeles, he worked as a songwriter before signing a recording contract with Asylum Records. His first albums, the jazz-oriented Closing Time (1973) and The Heart of Saturday Night (1974), reflected his lyrical interest in nightlife, poverty, and criminality. Repeatedly touring the U.S., Europe, and Japan, he 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. During the 1970s, he also had relationships with two prominent performers, Bette Midler and Rickie Lee Jones.

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Egg & Sausage (In A Cadillac With Susan Michelson)
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Egg & Sausage (In A Cadillac With Susan Michelson)
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I Hope I Don't Fall In Love With You
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I Hope I Don't Fall In Love With You
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Downtown Train
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Downtown Train
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Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis
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Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis
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Tom Traubert's Blues
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Tom Traubert's Blues
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Picking Up After You
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Picking Up After You
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Whistlin' Past The Graveyard
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Whistlin' Past The Graveyard
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Tom Traubert's Blues (Waltzing Matilda)
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Tom Traubert's Blues (Waltzing Matilda)
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Temptation
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Temptation
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Hold On
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Hold On
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Alice
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Alice
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Who Are You
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Who Are You
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Tootie Ma Was A Big Fine Thing (feat. Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
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Tootie Ma Was A Big Fine Thing (feat. Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
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Day After Tomorrow
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Day After Tomorrow
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Martha
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Martha
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Telephone Call from Istanbul
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Telephone Call from Istanbul
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Soldier's Things
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Soldier's Things
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What's He Building?
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What's He Building?
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The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me) (An Evening with Pete King)
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The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me) (An Evening with Pete King)
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Shiver Me Timbers
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Shiver Me Timbers
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I Don't Wanna Grow Up
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I Don't Wanna Grow Up
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(Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night
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(Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night
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In The Neighbourhood
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In The Neighbourhood
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This One's From The Heart
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This One's From The Heart
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Grapefruit Moon
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Grapefruit Moon
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The Piano has been Drinking
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The Piano has been Drinking
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Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards)
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Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards)
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Big In Japan
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Big In Japan
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Pony
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Pony
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On The Road
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On The Road
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Bad Liver And A Broken Heart (In Lowell)
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Bad Liver And A Broken Heart (In Lowell)
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(Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night
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(Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night
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Goin' Out West
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Goin' Out West
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Frank's Wild Years
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Frank's Wild Years
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The Heart Of Saturday Night
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The Heart Of Saturday Night
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Time
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Time
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Jersey Girl
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Jersey Girl
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