Hear Tom Waits w/ Preservation Hall Jazz Band – “Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing”

Tom Waits Preservation HallOn November 19, Tom Waits and Preservation Hall will release limited-edition copies of “Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing,” a cover song they recorded for this year’s Preservation benefit album, as a 78 rpm record — complete with custom turntable for one donation tier. If you’re still pondering the purchase, however, Waits and Co. have posted their excellent A-side rendition (“Corrine Died On The Battlefield” is on the flip side) of Danny Barker’s 1947 take, aka the “earliest known recorded examples of Mardi Gras Indian chants,” online. You can give it a “spin” above, and pick up a copy here later this week.