One of the albums currently in heavy rotation on my Winamp is the 2001 Claudia Bettinaglio - Saving All My Love A Tribute to Tom Waits. I've always been a Tom Waits fan, most of his songs are just exquisite. And Ms Claudia Bettinaglio certainly has a way of performing them.
My thanks to Banattan for giving me the hint. This review from his site certainly tweaked my interest.
Claudia Bettinaglio sings the blues of Tom Waits. Or: a new blues voice explores the worlds of a genius songwriter who occupies a one-of-a-kind position in the present musical world. The fact that this exceptional appreciation of his work has come to the Californian singer and songwriter rather late in his career makes it all the more remarkable. Setting new record ticket prices for audiences on his most recent tour of Europe is also part of the picture but has contributed to the fact that even the cultural establishment is taking notice of this man's maverick work. A man who has somehow become the beatnik freak figure he once created for himself. Tom Waits is a fascinating artist for many - including Claudia Bettinaglio.
Heartattack And Vine
Claudia Bettinaglio with Hank Shizzoe & The Directors performing Tom Waits' "Heartattack And Vine" aboard the MSC Melody sailing the Mediterranean during the Rock- & Bluescruise in September 2007.
Jockey full of bourbon
video is made of scenes from the 1986 film "Down by Law", by Jim Jarmusch.
Down by Law is a 1986 black-and-white independent film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It stars Tom Waits, John Lurie, and Roberto Benigni.
Saving all my love
Claudia Bettinaglio, Hank Shizzoe and Sam Baur performing «Saving all my love» by Tom Waits at the Hirsch-Ku in Erlenbach.
If you want to find the Tom Waits albums these songs appear on check out Tom's Library on the Discography page.