Monday, December 12, 2005

Ever Hear Tom Waits Sing James Brown?

Thanks to Coverpod, I have.

The most recent podcast plays the following playlist:

James Brown's Papa's Got A Brand New Bag performed live by Tom Waits
I Don't Want To Grow Up by Petra Haden and Bill Frisell
Rosie performed live by The Wandering Sons
(Looking For) The Heart of Saturday Night by Shawn Colvin
Ice Cream Man by Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Downtown Train by Everything But The Girl
Johnsberg Illinois by Jason Falkner
Ruby's Arms by Frente!
I Don't Wanna Grow Up by Eddie Spaghetti
Somewhere (from West Side Story) by Tom Waits

Hey Rex! Your thoughts?

1 comment:

Rex L. Camino said...

I have never actually heard Tom's cover of "Brand New Bag", but I have heard good things about it.

I thought the Ramones did a fine job of "I Don't Want To Grow Up" a few years back.

Have you ever heard the CD Wicked Grin by John Hammond, Jr.? He does all Tom Waits covers, and he does them quite well. Waits even produced. It is definitely worth checking out.