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Cool Ivories: Tom Waits and Dave Brubeck

   
 

February 16th, 2005 ~ In which we visit with two pianists and men of music-each eccentric in their own right. Since the early '70s, singer, songwriter and piano player Tom Waits has gone from anachronistic barfly and lounge singer to avant-vernacular iconoclast. Twentieth century jazz legend Dave Brubeck made his name by using odd, unconventional time signatures back when jazz was for dancing. And we radiate the 88s with some of the best piano music around.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: Way Down in the Hole Tom Waits
    Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years, Island
  • Hang on St. Christopher Tom Waits
    Frank’s Wild Years, Island
  • Mr. Highway Man Howlin’ Wolf
    Memphis Days: The Definitive Edition, Vol.1, Bear Family
  • I Want a Butter and Eggman Louis Armstrong
    Butter & Eggman, Tomato
  • I'm Sharp When I Hit the Coast Joe Turner
    Savoy On Central Avenue, Savoy Jazz
  • Instrumental: Dansero Tab Smith
    Crazy Walk, Delmark
  • INTERVIEW: Tom Waits
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  • Instrumental: In Shades Tom Waits
    Heartattack And Vine, Elektra
  • Way Down in the Hole Blind Boys
    Spirit of the Century, Real World
  • Diamond in Your Mind Solomon Burke
    Don’t Give Up On Me, Fat Possum
  • In The Wee Small Hours of The Morning Frank Sinatra
    In The Wee Small Hours, Capitol
  • Tom Traubert's Blues Tom Waits
    Small Change, Elektra
 
  • Open Bed: Who Said That Dave Brubeck
    Dave Brubeck Time In, Columbia
  • Cow-Cow Boogie Ella Mae Morse
    Capitol: The Birth of a Label, Capitol
  • Red Hot Mama Deuce Spriggens
    Swing West! Vol. 3, Western Swing, Razor & Tie
  • Raggedy Ride The Four Blazes
    The United Records Story, Delmark
  • Thanks for the Boogie Ride Anita O’Day
    Anita O'Day with Gene Krupa: Let Me Off Uptown, Columbia
  • Instrumental: Dee's New Blues Ramsey Lewis Trio
    Consider the Source, Chess
  • He Done Her Wrong Dave Brubeck
    Time In, Columbia/Legacy
  • Baby Please Don't Go Mose Allison
    Allison Wonderland: The Anthology, Rhino
  • Old-Fashioned Morphine Jolie Holland
    Escondina, Anti
  • Blue Monk McCoy Tyner
    Nights of Ballads & Blue, Impulse
  • Instrumental: Unsquare Dance Dave Brubeck
    The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time Further Out, Columbia
  • INTERVIEW: Dave Brubeck
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  • Rainy Weather Blues Amos Milburn
    Amos Milburn: Blues, Barrelhouse and Boogie-Woogie 1946-1955, Capitol
  • Louisiana 1927 Randy Newman
    The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 1, Nonesuch
  • Basin St. Blues Harold “Duke” Dejan and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
    Preservation Hall Hot 4 with Duke Dejan,
  • End Bed: Closing Time Tom Waits
    Closing Time, Elektra