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Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car." With this trademark growl, his incorporation of pre-rock music styles such as blues, jazz, and vaudeville, and experimental tendencies verging on industrial music, Waits has built up a distinctive musical persona. He has worked as a composer for movies and musical plays and has acted in supporting roles in films including Paradise Alley and Bram Stoker's Dracula; he also starred in the 1986 film Down by Law. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his soundtrack work on One from the Heart.

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Swordfishtrombones [1983]

Soldier's Things3:23 

The Asylum Years [1986]

Burma Shave6:33 
Tom Traubert's Blues6:34 

Sea of Love [1988]

Sea of Love3:43 

Reads on the Road [1999]

On the Road
w/ Primus

Hold On [2000]

Buzz Fledderjohn4:14 

Ultimate Singer-Songwriter Col [2000]

Ol' '55  

Big Bad Love [2002]

Jayne's Blue Wish2:29 

The Ride [2004]

w/ Los Lobos, Martha Gonzales

Burma Shave [2007]

Romeo Is Bleeding [DVD]  

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