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Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Chuck E. Weiss
Artist:Chuck E. Weiss
Album:Old Souls & Wolf Tickets
Chuck E. Weiss is a longtime fixture of the Los Angeles music scene probably best known for his long time association with hipster singer songwriter Tom Waits. It's only in recent years that he has been recording. He was born in Chicago and grew up in Denver where his parents owned a record store. It was here that he met blues legend Lightnin' Hopkins. Hopkins liked his drumming and took him on tour. He toured with other blues acts and then struck up a friendship with Tom Waits in 1972. He moved to Los Angeles and lived at the Tropicana Hotel with Waits & Rickie Lee Jones. Remember Chuck E.'s In Love? For years Weiss has played a weekly gig at The Viper Room with his band G_d Damn Liars but he never recorded until Rykodisc finally signed him in 1999. Old Souls & Wolf Tickets is a collection of odds & ends that Weiss had recorded over the years. His music is a combination of rockin' blues and goofiness. He says his his biggest musical idol is Louis Jordan. He's still very good pals with Viper Room owner Johnny Depp and of course Tom Waits. His most recent CD was released in 2006. Weiss would likely be better known if he toured but he doesn't like to fly. He's not a mainstream artist but is fun to listen to. Here's Chuck E. Weiss performing at The Viper Room in Los Angeles.