Song by Song

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episode 9: Ice Cream Man, Closing Time, Tom Waits [009]

Things kick up a gear as Martin and Sam discuss the energetic outlier of Closing Time’s second half. Discussion includes explicit lyrics, comic-book ice-cream sellers and the swing era of the Big Band.

Song by Song is Martin Zaltz Austwick and Sam Pay; two musicians listening to and discussing every single Tom Waits track in chronological order.

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Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include: Ice Cream Man, Closing Time, Tom Waits (1973) Is You Is Or Is You Aint (My Baby), Let the Good Times Roll, BB King (1999)

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 2015-09-22  12m