Tom Waits is a wonderful singer songwriter who I love to listen to.
The record I most often pull out of our Tom Waits collection is Closing Time, recorded in 1973.
One reviewer at Amazon called this his "late night drinking record". That’s a good description, but to me what makes this record great is the range of styles on this record. There is something for everyone, jazz, blues, rock, folk, country.
There isn’t bad song on the record but two of my standouts are Martha and Ice Cream Man, which together show the artistic range of this record.
If you haven’t ever listened to Tom Waits,