The guest on BBC4s Inheritance Tracks this week was Neil Oliver* & he picked a Tom Waits song that floored me a little!
The song in question was Martha & it has made me want to dig deeper into the back catalogue, but I have no idea where to start & it’s quite overwhelming! I have tried previously & it felt like climbing Everest wearing a pair of sandals so I promptly gave up. Can you help?
The Tom Waits songs I like are as below. Most of these have jumped out & impressed me or I have found by using Shazam whilst watching a film due to liking what I hear. I love the melodies on these & really like his voice** so I am not sure why I can’t just jump in two footed
– All The World Is Green
– I’m Your Late Night Evening Prostitute
– Grapefruit Moon
– I Don’t Wanna Grow Up
– Innocent When You Dream
– I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With Yu
I also loved the Scarlett Johansson album where she covered her favourites of his. However, when I have delved deeper, some of those songs just didn’t do it for me.
Any individual track/playlist/album recommendations would be gratefully received.