A true landmark composition and Van Morrison classic, "T.B. Sheets" is more well-known for the version that he cut on the visionary and poetic album Blowin' Your Mind!. However, this early take from 1967 cut for The Bang Masters is required listening for any fan of the singer/songwriter. Over a lowdown, bluesy groove and one-chord "pattern," Morrison communicates with his muse on this first-person narrative of himself visiting a girlfriend who is suffering from T.B. The suffocation of the airless room, the foreboding atmosphere are all conveyed with a gritty, almost Jack Keroac-inspired spin. The listener is placed in the room. Although somewhat disturbing, it certainly defines the term realism with one bold, masterful stroke.