Used Songs (1973-1980)

Used Songs (1973-1980)

by Tom Waits


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Used Songs (1973-1980)

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/23/2001
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0081227835125
catalogNumber: 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   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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