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Thursday 9 June 2011

Bang & Jangle Radio Hour, Episode 6: What Does Tom Waits Listen to?

Dr. John
Whoops, looks like I'm a day late on this one. Here is a belated list of the artists I played on last Tuesday's show, all of whom were an influence on the music of Tom Waits:

Marianne Faithfull (performing Kurt Weill) - The Ballad of the Soldier's Wife
Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band - Dropout Boogie
Dr. John - Gris Gris
Frank Zappa & Ensemble Modern - The Yellow Shark
Theolonius Monk - I Should Care
Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' at Midnight

Alas, there just wasn't time to play any James Brown, even though Tom Waits compared his live show to "sticking your finger in a light socket." I'll fix that omission soon. I'm thinking that I'll give the themes a rest next week and just play some goodtime summery tunes that really bang and jangle...

The Bang & Jangle Radio Hour airs Tuesdays 9:00-9:30 on Trent Radio, 92.7 in Peterborough, online at

Season 1, Episode 6

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