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  • Real name : Thomas Alan Waits
  • Place of birth : Pomona
  • Date of birth : 07/12/1949

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  • Thomas Alan Waits
  • Waits Tom

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Tom Waits (1949)

Thomas Alan Waits

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Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car." With this trademark growl, his incorporation of pre-rock music styles such as blues, jazz, and vaudeville, and experimental tendencies verging on industrial music, Waits has built up a distinctive musical persona. He has worked as a composer for movies and musical plays and as a supporting actor in films, including Down by Law and Bram Stoker's Dracula. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his soundtrack work on One from the Heart.

Lyrically, Waits' songs frequently present atmospheric portrayals of grotesque, often seedy characters and places—although he has also shown a penchant for more conventional ballads. He has a cult following and has influenced subsequent songwriters despite having little radio or music video support. His songs are best-known through cover versions by more commercial artists: "Jersey Girl", performed by Bruce Springsteen, "Ol' '55", performed by the Eagles, and "Downtown Train", performed by Rod Stewart. Although Waits' albums have met with mixed commercial success in his native United States, they have occasionally achieved gold album sales status in other countries. He has been nominated for a number of major music awards and has won Grammy Awards for two albums, Bone Machine and Mule Variations. In 2011, Waits was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Waits currently lives in Sonoma County, California with his wife, Kathleen Brennan, and three children.

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Name Duration Released
Hell Broke Luce 03:57 24/10/2011
Get Lost 02:42 24/10/2011
Last Leaf 02:56 24/10/2011
Talking at the Same Time 04:14 24/10/2011
Satisfied 04:05 24/10/2011
Raised Right Men 03:24 24/10/2011
Kiss Me 03:41 24/10/2011
Chicago 02:15 24/10/2011
Bad as Me 03:10 24/10/2011
Back in the Crowd 02:49 24/10/2011
Pay Me 03:14 24/10/2011
Face to the Highway 03:43 24/10/2011
Story 02:02 23/11/2009
Live Circus 05:04 23/11/2009
Fannin Street 04:16 23/11/2009
Lucinda/Ain't Goin' Down 05:37 23/11/2009
A Sweet Little Bullet From A Pretty Blue Gun 07:42 2009
Annie's Back In Town - I Wish I Was In New Orleans - Ain't Gonna Rain 07:28 2009
Summertime 11:16 2009
Hey Big Spender 08:37 2009
Silent Night 05:51 2009
On The Nickel 06:10 2009
Lucinda 04:52 17/11/2006
Sea of Love 03:43 17/11/2006
Bottom of the World 05:42 17/11/2006
Walk Away 02:43 17/11/2006
Fish in the Jailhouse 04:22 17/11/2006
The Return of Jackie and Judy 03:28 17/11/2006
2:19 05:02 17/11/2006
All the Time 04:33 17/11/2006
LowDown 04:15 17/11/2006
Road to Peace 07:17 17/11/2006
Lie to Me 02:10 17/11/2006
Puttin' on the Dog 03:39 17/11/2006
Lord I've Been Changed 02:28 17/11/2006
Rains on Me 03:20 17/11/2006
Ain't Goin' Down to the Well 02:28 17/11/2006
Buzz Fledderjohn 04:12 17/11/2006
Clang Boom Steam 00:46 03/10/2004
Hoist That Rag 04:20 03/10/2004
Trampled Rose 03:58 03/10/2004
Baby Gonna Leave Me 04:29 03/10/2004
Top of the Hill 04:55 03/10/2004
Circus 03:56 03/10/2004
Green Grass 03:13 03/10/2004
Dead and Lovely 05:40 03/10/2004
Metropolitan Glide 04:13 03/10/2004
How's It Gonna End 04:51 03/10/2004
Chickaboom 01:17 03/10/2004
Don't Go into That Barn 05:22 03/10/2004
Day After Tomorrow 06:56 03/10/2004
Shake It 03:52 03/10/2004
Make It Rain 03:39 03/10/2004
Sins of My Father 10:36 03/10/2004
Knife Chase 02:26 04/05/2002
Another Man's Vine 02:28 04/05/2002
God's Away on Business 02:59 04/05/2002
A Good Man Is Hard to Find 03:57 04/05/2002
All the World Is Green 04:36 04/05/2002
Calliope 01:59 04/05/2002
Coney Island Baby 04:02 04/05/2002
Woe 01:20 04/05/2002
Everything Goes to Hell 03:45 04/05/2002
The Part You Throw Away 04:22 04/05/2002
Misery Is the River of the World 04:25 04/05/2002
Starving in the Belly of a Whale 03:41 04/05/2002
Lullaby 02:09 04/05/2002
Whistlin' Past the Graveyard 03:16 10/2001
Eggs and Sausage 04:23 10/2001
Blue Valentine 05:51 10/2001
Mr. Siegal 05:14 10/2001
Burma Shave 06:33 10/2001
Shine 00:00 10/2001
Pony 04:32 16/04/1999
Take It with Me 04:24 16/04/1999
Cold Water 05:23 16/04/1999
Filipino Box Spring Hog 03:09 16/04/1999
House Where Nobody Lives 04:14 16/04/1999
Georgia Lee 04:24 16/04/1999
Get Behind the Mule 06:52 16/04/1999
Chocolate Jesus 03:55 16/04/1999
Hold On 05:33 16/04/1999
Picture in a Frame 03:39 16/04/1999
Lowside of the Road 02:59 16/04/1999
Eyeball Kid 04:25 16/04/1999
Big in Japan 04:05 16/04/1999
Black Market Baby 05:02 16/04/1999
What's He Building? 03:20 16/04/1999
Come On Up to the House 04:36 16/04/1999
Downtown Train 03:51 1998
The Black Rider 03:21 09/1993
Russian Dance 03:12 09/1993
The Boners 00:00 09/1993
Lucky Day 02:27 09/1993
The Briar and the Rose 03:50 09/1993
Oily Night 04:23 09/1993
That's the Way 01:07 09/1993
Interlude 00:18 09/1993
Flash Pan Hunter/Intro 01:10 09/1993
Gospel Train 04:43 09/1993
'T' Ain't No Sin 02:25 09/1993
Crossroads 02:43 09/1993
Black Box Theme 02:42 09/1993
Flash Pan Hunter 03:10 09/1993
Just the Right Bullets 03:35 09/1993
I'll Shoot the Moon 03:51 09/1993
November 02:53 09/1993
Gospel Train/Orchestra 02:33 09/1993
The Last Rose of Summer 02:07 09/1993
Dirt in the Ground 04:08 08/1992
Goin' Out West 03:19 08/1992
Earth Died Screaming 03:39 08/1992
In the Colosseum 04:50 08/1992
A Little Rain 02:58 08/1992
That Feel 03:11 08/1992
Jesus Gonna Be Here 03:21 08/1992
Let Me Get Up on It 00:55 08/1992
The Ocean Doesn't Want Me 01:51 08/1992
I Don't Wanna Grow Up 02:31 08/1992
Who Are You 03:58 08/1992
Whistle Down the Wind 04:36 08/1992
All Stripped Down 03:04 08/1992
Black Wings 04:37 08/1992
Such a Scream 02:07 08/1992
Murder in the Red Barn 04:29 08/1992
Good Old World 02:46 07/04/1992
Baby, I'm Not a Baby Anymore 01:58 07/04/1992
Carnival Bob's Confession 02:17 07/04/1992
New York Mood 02:38 07/04/1992
Helsinki Mood 04:10 07/04/1992
New York Theme 04:03 07/04/1992
Dragging a Dead Priest 04:00 07/04/1992
Los Angeles Theme 04:28 07/04/1992
Paris Mood 02:38 07/04/1992
Los Angeles Mood 02:35 07/04/1992
On the Other Side of the World 05:19 07/04/1992
Back in the Good Old World 02:30 07/04/1992
Carnival 03:05 07/04/1992
Telephone Call From Istanbul 04:17 09/1988
Ruby's Arms* 04:54 09/1988
Train Song 04:29 09/1988
Rain Dogs 03:36 09/1988
Strange Weather 03:35 09/1988
Falling Down 04:15 09/1988
Way Down in the Hole 04:43 09/1988
Cold Cold Ground 03:27 09/1988
Gun Street Girl 04:01 09/1988
Hang on St. Christopher 02:46 17/08/1987
Frank's Theme 01:49 17/08/1987
Please Wake Me Up 03:36 17/08/1987
Yesterday Is Here 02:29 17/08/1987
I'll Be Gone 03:12 17/08/1987
Innocent When You Dream 04:15 17/08/1987
Temptation 03:53 17/08/1987
Blow Wind Blow 03:35 17/08/1987
Straight to the Top 02:30 17/08/1987
Kentucky Avenue 04:51 1986
Potter's Field 08:44 1986
Grapefruit Moon 04:49 1986
Clap Hands 03:47 30/09/1985
Singapore 02:46 30/09/1985
Time 03:55 30/09/1985
Hang Down Your Head 02:32 30/09/1985
Diamonds & Gold 02:31 30/09/1985
Big Black Mariah 02:44 30/09/1985
Tango Till They're Sore 02:49 30/09/1985
Jockey Full of Bourbon 02:45 30/09/1985
Cemetery Polka 01:51 30/09/1985
Just Another Sucker on the Vine 01:42 09/1983
In the Neighborhood 03:04 09/1983
Town With No Cheer 04:22 09/1983
Trouble's Braids 01:18 09/1983
16 Shells from a Thirty-Ought-Six 04:30 09/1983
Gin Soaked Boy 02:20 09/1983
Johnsburg, Illinois 01:30 09/1983
Soldier's Things 03:15 09/1983
Dave the Butcher 02:15 09/1983
Down, Down, Down 02:10 09/1983
Shore Leave 04:12 09/1983
Swordfishtrombone 03:00 09/1983
Underground 01:58 09/1983
Frank's Wild Years 01:50 09/1983
Old Boyfriends 05:53 02/1982
Presents 01:00 02/1982
Picking Up After You 03:54 02/1982
Take Me Home 01:37 02/1982
Is There Any Way Out of This Dream? 02:13 02/1982
This One's From the Heart 05:45 02/1982
Opening Montage (Tom's Piano Intro/Once Upon a Town/The Wages of Love) 05:16 02/1982
You Can't Unring a Bell 02:20 02/1982
Instrumental Montage 03:00 02/1982
Little Boy Blue 03:43 02/1982
I Beg Your Pardon 04:26 02/1982
Broken Bicycles 02:53 02/1982
Mr. Henry 03:33 1981
Heartattack and Vine 04:50 09/1980
Jersey Girl 05:11 09/1980
Downtown 04:45 09/1980
Saving all My Love for You 03:41 09/1980
In Shades 04:25 09/1980
$29.00 08:15 09/1978
Romeo Is Bleeding 04:52 09/1978
Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis 04:33 09/1978
Red Shoes by the Drugstore 03:14 09/1978
Somewhere 03:53 09/1978
I Never Talk to Strangers 03:38 09/1977
Muriel 03:33 09/1977
Cinny's Waltz 02:17 09/1977
A Sight for Sore Eyes 04:40 09/1977
California, Here I Come 05:01 09/1977
The One That Got Away 04:07 09/1976
Bad Liver and a Broken Heart 04:50 09/1976
Pasties and a G-String (At the Two O'Clock Club) 02:32 09/1976
The Piano Has Been Drinking 03:40 09/1976
Invitation to the Blues 05:24 09/1976
I Wish I Was in New Orleans 04:53 09/1976
Jitterbug Boy 03:44 09/1976
Chuck E. Weiss 03:44 09/1976
Step Right Up 05:43 09/1976
I Can't Wait to Get Off Work 03:17 09/1976
Tom Traubert's Blues 06:39 09/1976
Small Change 05:07 09/1976
to 02:16 10/1975
The Heart of Saturday Night 03:53 10/1974
Diamonds on My Windshield 03:12 10/1974
Shiver Me Timbers 04:26 10/1974
Semi Suite 03:29 10/1974
San Diego Serenade 03:30 10/1974
New Coat of Paint 03:23 10/1974
Midnight Lullaby 03:26 03/1973
Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards) 03:40 03/1973
Virginia Avenue 03:10 03/1973
I Hope That I Don't Fall in Love with You 03:54 03/1973
Ol' '55 03:58 03/1973
Martha 04:30 03/1973

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