September 23, 2011 20:04

Tom Waits releases a 78 rpm record with New Orleans jazz legends

The crooner sings two songs with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Tom Waits releases a 78 rpm record with New Orleans jazz legends

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Tom Waits is set to guest star on a limited edition 78 rpm vinyl record, which will see him performing with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

504 copies of ‘Tootie Ma Was A Big Fine Thing’/‘Corrine Died On The Battlefield’ will be released on November 19. The two songs are Mardi Gras Indian chants and were originally recorded by Danny Barker in 1947, reports The End Of Being.

Waits recorded the songs in 2009 for ‘Preservation: An album to benefit Preservation Hall and the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program’, which also featured Paolo Nutini and Pete Seeger.

The first 100 copies will be sold alongside a custom made Preservation Hall 78 rpm record player. Profits from the single sale will go to the Preservation Hall Junior Jazz & Heritage Brass Band.

Tom Waits will release his new album 'Bad As Me' on October 25. Waits' last solo release was 2004's 'Real Gone', which was co-produced by Waits and his wife Kathleen Brennan.

Watch the Tom Waits' Private Listening Party video for ‘Bad As Me’ below:





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