Tom Waits – Back In the Crowd (2011)

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“Back in the Crowd” is a romantic ballad featuring the Spanish Tinge guitar work of both David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) and long time collaborator, Marc Ribot. Crooned in his best “Jim Reeves-meets-Elvis tenor” Waits’ describes his richly intimate performance “as an old fashioned jukebox tune for a slow dance with your girl (or guy).” Adding to the romance, Hidalgo beat out a Latin clave rhythm using his wedding ring on the side of his Jarana (a traditional 8 string guitar from Vera Cruz). Stream the romantic ballad “Back in the Crowd” from Tom Waits’ upcoming album Bad As Me, out 10/14 on limited edition deluxe CD, CD and LP, and pre-order the album here.





[via Peter Maarbjerg]

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