Song by Song

Song by Song is a podcast celebrating the music of Tom Waits, hosted by podcaster-musician Martin Zaltz Austwick and actor-musician Sam Pay. Sam and Martin set themselves the goal of listening to Tom Waits’s back catalogue from beginning to end, and devoting an episode to discussing each track. Song by Song is in no way officially linked to Tom Waits, or endorsed by Tom Waits, or associates. All excerpts are used for criticism purposes - please purchase your own copies of the music at your favourite shop, app, or platform to get the full experience and support musicians' work.


episode 9: Lord I've Been Changed / Tell It To Me / First Kiss, Orphans, Tom Waits [353/354/355]

Jeffrey’s with Martin and Sam for a second Orphaned week, delighting in gospel music, songs of absentee fathers, and approximately 500 Bing Bangs. Waits sidesteps his irony to celebrate religion (or at least its musical traditions), we get down and dirty with a country music legend, and Jeffrey… falls in love!

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Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Lord I've Been Changed, Orphans: Brawlers Bawlers & Bastards, Tom Waits (2006)
Tell It To Me, Orphans: Brawlers Bawlers & Bastards, Tom Waits (2006)
First Kiss, Orphans: Brawlers Bawlers & Bastards, Tom Waits (2006)
Thousand Bing Bangs, Devout Catalyst, Ken Nordine / Tom Waits (1991)

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 2022-11-16  34m