Tom Waits’s Favorite Albums

To mark the release of his new album Real Gone, Tom Waits moves into the guest editor’s chair and talks about some of his favourite albums for Amazon.co.uk.

A couple of his choices with his comments:

  • Masked Man by Charlie Patton: Beautiful retrospective on one of the pillars of the Delta Blues. Clearly not only a blues man but a songster as well and a teacher to all who would follow.
  • In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra: Actually, the very first “concept” album. The idea being you put this record on after dinner and by the last song you are exactly where you want to be. Sinatra said that he’s certain most Baby Boomers were conceived with this as the soundtrack.

(via growabrain)

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