Tom Waits covers, A to Z.  Indie bands.  A zip file.  ‘Nuff said.

A is for Alabama.  Down in the Hole-Blind Boys of Alabama.

B is forPancho’s Lament-The Blacks.

C is for Cat Power’s-Yesterday is Here.  (YSI)

D is for Dirt in the Ground by The Cold War Kids.  (YSI)

E is for eels’ Jesus Gonna Be Here.  (YSI)

F is for Foreign Affairs by Eleni Mandell.

G is for Goin’ Out West-Gomez.

H is for Shawn Colvin’s take on Heart of  a Saturday Night.  My favorite Tom Waits song, and my favorite cover it.

I is for House Where Nobody Lives-Is (live). Ah, the band named “Is” reminds of Bill Clinton.  Good times.

J is for Jersey Girl by Holly Cole.

K is for another one by the Kids!  I Don’t Wanna Grow Up-Cold War Kids.  The second funniest Tom Waits song ever.  (The funniest is Pasties and a G-String.  The third funniest is “The Piano Has Been Drinking.”)

L is for Les Claypool’s Bonnaroo Super Jam, a project with Gogol Bordello, did a whole show Tom Waits covers here.   Three of them were also with Metallica’s Kirk Hammett.  I recommend the whole damn show.

M is for Jockey Full of Bourbon-Moxy Fruvous.

N is for N.A.S.A.’s “Spacious Thoughts Feat. Tom Waits and Kool Keith.”  (YSI)

O is for Ol’ 55-Smashing Pumpkins.

P is for Picture in a Frame-Pearl Jam.

Q is for a moment of quiet, as we get to the letter R.

R is for Johnsburg, Illinois-Josh Ritter.

R is also for Rainbow Sleeve-Jane, to make up for the missing Q.

S is for Sarah Jarosz’s take on Come On Up To The House.

T is for Time-Ryan Adams. Not sure who the chick is on vocals, but she’s good.

U is for Cold Water-Railroad Earth. Just kidding. That’s got no U!

V is for Vamosbabe & Pascal Fricke doing “Bronx Lullaby.”

W is for the west. Goin’ Out West-Truckee Brothers

X is for marking this spot, i.e., this post.

Y is for you gotta love Z.

Z is for zipfile.

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