Tom Waits joins forces with New Orleans jazz greats for new record

Get excited, everybody. Tom Waits is set to guest star on a limited edition 78 rpm vinyl with the great Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Tom Waits previously recorded songs to benefit the music landmark that is the Preservation Hall in 2009 on ‘Preservation: An Album to benefit Preservation Hall and the PreservationHall music outreach program’.

‘Tootie Ma was a Big Fine Thing’/'Corrine Died on the Battlefield’ features two songs originally recorded by Danny Barker  (apparently the earliest known songs to feature Mardi Gras Indian chants) in 1947, and will be released on November 19, each will be signed and numbered by Preservation Hall Creative Director Ben Jaffe. 504 copies are to be released, with the first hundred being sold alongside the downright pretty Preservation Hall record player shown above. Profits from the single sale will go towards the Preservation Music Hall.

I don’t really know how much more convincing a fella can need. Just in case, I’ll leave the wonderfully sarcastic video for Waits’ Private Listening Party for ‘Bad as Me’ (his new album to be released October 25) below:

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