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Nighthawks On The Radio [
Remasters Workshop, 1CD]

Media Sound, New York, NY; December 14, 1976. Remastered Edition.

Thanks to happyrudolf for sharing the show at Dime.

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“This was a show that I recorded with Tom in December of 1976 that was originally broadcast on WNEW during my first sojourn at the station. I played this one-hour rare tape tonight as my contribution to the station’s “From The Archives Weekend.” Tom and I, and drummer Ralph Ebler, taped this at a recording studio in town - Tom at the piano, Ralph on snare drum and hi-hat; it was unrehearsed, unscripted and totally cool! This is the first time the show has been aired in its entirety since the original broadcast almost 20 years ago.” - Vin Scelsa

I’m listing this as an FM recording, because I don’t know for sure that it isn’t; there is no 19 KHz pilot tone on it to identify it as an FM recording. The original files ran at the wrong speed, and there was a pretty serious channel imbalance. I corrected the pitch to A=440, matched the levels and ran phase correction on the whole program, then resplit the tracks and converted to FLAC.

This show has been posted to TTD one other time, on 10-08-07 by Flick, as a transfer from an 8-track cartridge, which he says was captured in mono due to poor reception, and he did some noise reduction on it due to massive tape hiss, and there were some dropouts and tape damage. It’s also missing the last two songs. The version I’m posting sounds as close to perfect as you are likely to get, and it includes the two extra songs.


Uploaded to TTD on March 13, 2009

Remasters Workshop
RMW 135

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Recording from WNEW-FM NYC 96-03-24 > ? > SHN > Usenet > me > .wav > data CD > Audition > FLAC

Originally CD-R traded on the Rain Dogs imprint

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Track 01.  Intro/Emotional Weather Report 7:46
Track 02.  A Sight For Sore Eyes 3:21
Track 03.  Step Right Up 6:45
Track 04.  Medley - Eggs And Sausage/Invitation To The Blues 4:48
Track 05.  Jitterbug Boy 6:36
Track 06.  Diamonds On My Windshield 4:00
Track 07.  San Diego Serenade 4:32
Track 08.  Tom Traubert’s Blues 8:58
Track 09.  A New Coat Of Paint 6:01
Track 10.  The Piano Has Been Drinking 5:12
Track 11.  I Can’t Wait To Get Off Work 4:06
63 mins

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  1. 17 Responses to “TOM WAITS - NEW YORK 1976”

  2. He’s white so he’s not my dad.

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    By DD on Nov 6, 2021

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    By HHH on Nov 7, 2021

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    By U L E on Nov 7, 2021

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