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Jay Blakesberg talks about shooting Tom Waits December 31, 2013

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Another great story discovered by The Mule: photographer Jay Blakesberg talks about shooting Tom Waits.

(…) At this point about 10 minutes of my 30 had passed, and I had not taken a single picture. The publicist who was just as perplexed as I was didn’t know what to do. (…)

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Previously unknown Tom Waits demo for sale December 29, 2013

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Recordmecca is selling a Tom Waits demo tape from 1971, with an unknown song called Tornado in my soul. Price: $4,000

This tape came from the collection of Waits’ first manager, Herb Cohen, with 

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The seven demos include the completely unknown song “Tornado In My Soul” and unreleased, alternate demo versions of tracks that appear on Waits’ debut Closing Time and The Early Years and The Early Years Vol. 2 cd‘s.

The tracks:

1. Pancho’s Lament – Unreleased version with spoken introduction, different lyric from The Early Years.
2. My Old 55 – Unreleased version with spoken introduction, piano backing instead of the guitar on The Early Years.
3. Tornado In My Soul – Unreleased and undocumented song.
4. Rockin’ Chair – Unreleased version with spoken and sung introduction and different lyric to The Early Years.
5. Virginia Avenue – Unreleased version with different lyric to The Early Years.
6. Rosie – Never released as a demo and different to Closing Time version.
7. Mockin’ Bird – Unreleased spoken introduction, similar to version on The Early Years Vol. 2 but possibly a different take.

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