Nighthawks On The Radio – KNEW-FM Broadcast 8 December 1976 (Vinyl 2LP)

Nighthawks On The Radio – KNEW-FM Broadcast 8 December 1976 (Vinyl 2LP)

California’s own celebrated blues troubadour rolled into Mediasound Studios on a cold December night for a radio interview with host Vin Scelsa, accompanied only by Elektra records’ rep Ralph Ebler. What transpired was an intimate session boasting material from Waits’ already burgeoning repertoire. Waits’ noteworthy recordings made at Mediasound on the 14th December 1976 were aired on the 18th by KNEW-FM on Scelsa’s show, Idiot’s Delight. Waits’ trademark “growl” was very much in evidence in the charged and more cynical atmosphere of his album Small Change, released just prior to this session. Klondike marks this landmark point in Waits’ career with the KHEW-FM broadcast presented here in its entirety.

Side One
1. Emotional Weather Report
2. A Sight For Sore Eyes
3. Step Right Up

Side Two

1.    Eggs And Sausage/Invitation To The Blues
2.    Jitterbug Boys
3.    Diamonds On My Windshield

Side Three

1.    San Diego Serenade
2.    Tom Traubert’s Blues

Side Four

1.    New Coat Of Paint
2.    The Piano Has Been Drinking
3.    I Can’t Wait To Get Off Work