Used Songs (1973-1980)

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Rhino's fine 16-track collection Used Songs 1973-1980 chronicles Tom Waits' first seven albums, all recorded for Asylum Records. This contains pretty much all his staples from the '70s -- "Heartattack and Vine," "Burma Shave," "Ol' 55," "Jersey Girl," "Looking For The Heart of Saturday Night," and "Tom Traubert's Blues" among them -- sequenced not chronologically, but sequenced for maximum impact. Given the sheer amount of music Waits made for Asylum, it shouldn't be surprising that there are some fan favorites missing, but there are no complaints with what is here, and this provides a near-perfect encapsulation of his pre-Island years, especially for those only...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Rhino's fine 16-track collection Used Songs 1973-1980 chronicles Tom Waits' first seven albums, all recorded for Asylum Records. This contains pretty much all his staples from the '70s -- "Heartattack and Vine," "Burma Shave," "Ol' 55," "Jersey Girl," "Looking For The Heart of Saturday Night," and "Tom Traubert's Blues" among them -- sequenced not chronologically, but sequenced for maximum impact. Given the sheer amount of music Waits made for Asylum, it shouldn't be surprising that there are some fan favorites missing, but there are no complaints with what is here, and this provides a near-perfect encapsulation of his pre-Island years, especially for those only familiar with the Island recordings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/23/2001
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 081227835125
  • Catalog Number: 78351

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tom Waits Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Ray Kelley Cello
Pete Christlieb Tenor Saxophone
Victor Feldman Percussion, Glockenspiel, Keyboards
Plas Johnson Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Charles Kynard Organ
Shelly Manne Drums
Lew Tabackin Tenor Saxophone
Ray Crawford Electric Guitar
Bill Plummer Bass
Roland Bautista 12-string Guitar
Jim Gordon Foot Stomping, Knee Slaps
Larry Taylor Bass
Murray Adler Violin
Israel Baker Violin
Harold Battiste Jr. Piano
Harry Bluestone Violin
Samuel Boghossian Viola
Greg Cohen Bass
Scott Edwards Bass
Jesse Ehrlich Cello
Dawilli Gonga Electric Piano
Bill Goodwin Drums
Herb Hardesty Tenor Saxophone
Allan Harshman Viola
Jim Hughart Bass
Jack Sheldon Trumpet
Nathan Kaproff Violin
George Kast Violin
Peter Klimes Guitar
Marvin Limonick Violin
Alfred Lustgarten Violin
Edgar Lustgarten Cello
Kathleen Lustgarter Cello
Mike Melvoin Electric Piano
Earl Palmer Drums
Shine Robinson Electric Guitar
Nathan Ross Violin
Sheldon Sanov Violin
David Schwartz Viola
John Seiter Drums, Vocals
Frank Vicari Tenor Saxophone
Chip White Drums
Jerry Yester Conductor
John Evans Thomassie Drums
Technical Credits
Bones Howe Producer
Jerry Yester Arranger, Producer
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