New Coat of Paint: Songs of Tom Waits

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All Music Guide - Denise Sullivan
Fittingly, the sketchier and fringier the artist, the better chance they had of showing up on this second collection of songs in tribute to Tom Waits. The picaresque Angeleno milieu Waits painted during his Asylum years is recreated here beautifully, particularly among the female interpreters. Noir country singer Neko Case nails "Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis" with a fragile but tough delivery; Congo Norvell's Sally Norvell's spare "Please Call Me, Baby" and Geraldine Fibber and Carla Bozulich's orchestrated "On the Nickel" are high-contrast companion pieces. Former Stray Cat Lee Rocker's '50s crooner, big-bass version of "New Coat of Paint" is smooth as ...
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All Music Guide - Denise Sullivan
Fittingly, the sketchier and fringier the artist, the better chance they had of showing up on this second collection of songs in tribute to Tom Waits. The picaresque Angeleno milieu Waits painted during his Asylum years is recreated here beautifully, particularly among the female interpreters. Noir country singer Neko Case nails "Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis" with a fragile but tough delivery; Congo Norvell's Sally Norvell's spare "Please Call Me, Baby" and Geraldine Fibber and Carla Bozulich's orchestrated "On the Nickel" are high-contrast companion pieces. Former Stray Cat Lee Rocker's '50s crooner, big-bass version of "New Coat of Paint" is smooth as silk. Waits never had it this good.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/30/2000
  • Label: Manifesto Records
  • UPC: 767004210124
  • Catalog Number: 42101

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Whistling Past the Graveyard - Screamin' Jay Hawkins (3:37)
  2. 2 Pasties and a G-String - Andre Williams (2:23)
  3. 3 Heart Attack and Vine - Nels Cline (5:07)
  4. 4 Virginia Ave. - Knoxville Girls (3:23)
  5. 5 Romeo Is Bleeding - Dexter Romweber (3:33)
  6. 6 New Coat of Paint - Lee Rocker (3:43)
  7. 7 Broken Bicycles - Botanica (3:49)
  8. 8 Old Boyfriends - Preacher Boy (4:45)
  9. 9 Please Call Me, Baby - Sally Norvell (5:10)
  10. 10 On the Nickel - Carla Bozulich (5:45)
  11. 11 Muriel - Eleni Mandell (3:59)
  12. 12 Poncho's Lament - The Blacks (4:27)
  13. 13 Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis - Neko Case (3:41)
  14. 14 Blue Skies - Floyd Dixon (3:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Floyd Dixon Vocals
Buddy Blue Guitar
Lydia Lunch Vocals
Andre Williams Vocals
Nels Cline Guitar, Keyboards
Jack Martin Guitar
Stefanie Fife Cello
Jeff Gauthier Violin
Screamin' Jay Hawkins Piano, Vocals
Jeff Jacobs Organ
Mike Keneally Guitar
Kid Congo Powers Guitar, Vocals
Lee Rocker Bass, Vocals
Dexter Romweber Guitar, Vocals, Bantar
Joe Berardi Drums
Sally Norvell Track Performer
Chris Watkins Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar, Guitar (Nylon String)
William Tutton Bass
Neko Case Vocals
Carla Bozulich Vocals
Preacher Boy Track Performer
Jerry Teel Guitar, Vocals
Jeff Aafedt Drums
Brian Kehew Omnichord, Pianette
Paul Wallfisch Percussion, Piano, Voices
Sue Palmer Piano
Miriam Mayer Conductor
The Sadies Band
Abby Travis Bass
Eleni Mandell Track Performer
The Blacks Track Performer
Bill Bingham Saw
Tara Novick Guitar
Tylana Enomoto Violin
Danny Black Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Gina Black Organ, Banjo, Vocals, Bowed Bass, Upright Bass
James Emmenegger Drums, Tambourine
Botanica Track Performer
Barry London Organ, Human Whistle
Tommy Bishop Bass
Josh Camp Organ
Joel Hamilton Double Bass
J'Anna Jacoby Viola
Technical Credits
Alton Ellis Composer
Lydia Lunch Producer
Tom Waits Composer
Andre Williams Producer
Nels Cline Producer
Wayne Peet Engineer
Joe Bellamy Engineer
Robert Duffey Producer
Lee Rocker Producer
Dexter Romweber Producer, Engineer
Steve Russell Engineer
Chris Watkins Arranger, Producer, Contributor
Lisa Sutton Art Direction
Neko Case Producer
Carla Bozulich Producer
Jim Monroe Engineer
Jerry Teel Engineer
Chris Brinkley Engineer
Brian Kehew Producer, Engineer
Brendan Burke Engineer
Miriam Mayer String Arrangements, Harp Arrangement
Evan Cohen Executive Producer
Knoxville Girls Producer
Danny Black Producer
Peter Mavrogeorgis Engineer
Jonathan DeMaio Producer, Engineer
James Sclavunos Producer
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