Repost Bonanza: Tom Waits – Los Angeles, CA (04/01/99) “VH1 Storytellers”

Tom Waits
Burbank Airport
Los Angeles, CA
VH1 Storytellers

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Tom Waits – Lead Vocal, Guitar, Piano, tamborine (?)
Smokey Hormel – Guitar, Banjo, everything else not mentioned
Larry Taylor – Bass

Disk I

01 – Story – A Little Rain
02 – A Little Rain
03 – Story – Downtown Train
04 – Downtown Train
05 – Black Wings
06 – Story – Jesus Gonna Be Here
07 – Jesus Gonna Be Here
08 – Story – Jersey Girl
09 – Jersey Girl
10 – Story – Chocolate Jesus (Step Right Up intro)
11 – Chocolate Jesus (Alt.)
12 – Tango ‘Til They’re Sore (Alt.)
13 – Story – Hang Down Your Head (Alt.)
14 – Hang Down Your Head (Alt.)

Disk II

01 – Story – Tango ‘Til They’re Sore
02 – Tango ’til They’re Sore
03 – Story – Hang Down Your Head
04 – Hang Down Your Head
05 – Story – ‘Ol ’55
06 – ‘Ol ’55
07 – Story – Strange Weather
08 – Strange Weather
09 – Story – Hold On
10 – Hold On
11 – Story – Picture in a Frame
12 – Picture in a Frame
13 – Story – I Can’t Wait To Get Off Work
14 – I Can’t Wait To Get Off Work (To See My Baby)
15 – Story – House Where Nobody Lives
16 – House Where Nobody Lives
17 – Story – Get Behind The Mule
18 – Get Behind The Mule
19 – Story – Chocolate Jesus
20 – Chocolate Jesus
21 – Story – What’s He Building
22 – What’s He Building

5 thoughts on “Repost Bonanza: Tom Waits – Los Angeles, CA (04/01/99) “VH1 Storytellers”

  1. My understanding is that VH1 asked Tom Waits to do a Storytellers for their channel, set him up and filmed it but for whatever reason never actually aired the footage. Eventually the audio leaked out and has been traded in bootleg circles ever since. It is essential listening as Tom Waits sure knows how to tell a story (and write a song.)

  2. Yeah, this is a fab and essential set – got the lossless somewhere about, not immediately to hand however

  3. A few years ago I found the video on YouTube. It’s only 44 minutes long, though, and it’s been so long since I watched it I can’t remember if these are the same performances. I recognize several of the songs, though, and I remember that he had Smokey Hormel on guitar.

  4. Wow thanks so much for this set from Tom – love this format of Storyteller VH1 don’t understand how it never was broadcast but it makes for a fine fine quality boot. What every else has said was and is really interesting though I haven’t found it on Youtube yet Bobby and Mat’s comments really useful to know. I love this period Tom around the millennial turn and ‘Big in Japan’ remains a favourite album. ‘What’s he doing in there?’ I think I have become the strange old guy in the neighbourhood!

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