Car Tunes: Tom Waits’ Ol’ 55 – w/ Versions by Sarah Mclachlan and The Eagles

For our regular Friday feature of music with an automotive connection, I wanted to feature one of Tom Waits’ own versions of his song, ‘Ol 55, which The Eagles popularized. I found a nice live performance where Waits explains that the ’55 in question was a Cadillac but Mr. Waits’ gravelly voice is an acquired taste. As emotionally evocative as Waits’ singing is, Sarah Mclachlan is a little easier on the ears (and eyes). Here’s her cover of ‘Ol 55, with live versions by Waits’ himself and the Eagles after the jump.

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