Tiny TIM † - Info

Tiny Tim, mein musikalisches Juwel, wird fast 10 Jahre nach seinem Tod gebührend geehrt. Auf dem Edellabel RHINO-Handmade erschien eine auf 3000 Exemplare limitierte 3-CD-Box, die seinen gesamten Outpot auf Reprise enthält. Interessant sind vor allem die über 30 Demos, die enthalten sind. Insgesamt können sich seine Fans auf 107 Tracks, davon 45 unveröffentlichte freuen. Dazu gibt es ein 28-seitiges reich bebildertes Booklet.
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"Born Herbert Khaury in 1932 New York City, falsetto-voiced Vaudevillian cult icon Tiny Tim enjoyed 15 minutes of fame following his hit 1968 version of “Tip-Toe Thru' The Tulips.” He appeared on the debut episode of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and married Miss Vicki on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, attracting the largest audience in that show's history. He was instantly recognizable with his long, curly hair; prominent nose; and signature ukulele.
In the mid '60s, after performing for years in New York clubs under such names as Larry Love and Barry Dover, Tiny Tim recorded some demos with producer Richard Perry, who would go on to make records for Captain Beefheart, Ringo Starr, Carly Simon, Rod Stewart, and Barbra Streisand. After catching the ear of Reprise Records' Mo Ostin and signing to the label, Tiny was paired with the producer for what would become 1968's God Bless Tiny Tim, which contained the above-mentioned breakout single. Crafted to capture Tiny's Tin Pan Alley charms while also appealing to the mass market, the album combined old songs with flights of fancy and psychedelic studio techniques.
Tiny and Perry quickly got to work on the more straightforward Tiny Tim's 2nd Album, but a small-label release of a shoddy 1962 performance arrived first, putting off fans awaiting the follow-up to God Bless. In any event, Tiny received a warm welcome at London's Royal Albert Hall in October of 1968, performing to a crowd that included all four Beatles plus The Rolling Stones. A children's record, For All My Little Friends, was recorded and released in 1969, but Tiny's contract with Reprise soon expired and was not renewed. He went on to build a 25-year post-Reprise discography that resembles, according to Barry Hansen's liner notes to this release, a “crazy quilt of one-off albums and singles, including some very nice work…”
This three-disc Rhino Handmade box contains all three remastered Reprise albums in their entirety, plus 13 unique Reprise single sides, and an entire disc of previously unreleased masters, radio spots, and demos. Includes a full-color 28-page booklet.
God Bless Tiny Tim: The Complete Reprise Recordings is available as an individually numbered limited edition of 3,000 copies.
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Sicher ist die Box ziemlich teuer, doch über z.B. Amazon Marketplace bekommt man Angebote zu einem angemessenen Preis. 17.08.2006

12.04.1933 - 30.11.1996

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CD-Inhalt: 1.Are You Lonesome Tonight? 2.When I Grow Old 3.Mother 4.Tennessee Waltz/Back in the Saddle 5.Your Cheating Heart 6.Tip Toe Through the Tulips/Lollipop 7.Rock Around the Clock 8.Tip Toe (Reprise) 9.Highway to Hell 10.Great Balls of Fire 11.I Believe 12.When the Saints Go Marching InCD-Inhalt: 1.Tiptoe Through The Tulips 2.Sweet Rosie O'Grady 3.Shine On Harvest Moon 4.Baby Face 5.Til We Meet Again 6.It's A Long Way To Tipperary 7.Prisoner Of Love 8.Those Were The Days 9.When You Wore A Tulip 10.Pennies From Heaven 11.Tiny Bubbles 12.When The Saints Go Marching In 13.Just A Gigolo 14.Happy Days Are Here Again 15.Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home 16.Country Queen

In seine CD "Girl" kann man reinhören. Bitte Symbol anklicken!

Treffender als im "Rock-Lexikon" von Siegfried Schmidt-Joos und Bary Graves könnte man Tiny Tim nicht beschreiben. Ich kannte ihn jedenfalls nur von seinen ersten beiden LPs (die erste ist unten links abgebildet), war aber von seiner exzentrischen Art, im Falsetto-Sopran bekannte wie unbekannte Lieder völlig überdreht zu singen, absolut begeistert. Ihr merkt wieder mal, dass mich solche Charaktere schon immer magisch angezogen haben (siehe auch die anderen Interpreten bei meinen "Juwelen: Kabarett, Comedy, Kleinkunst, Verrücktes"... )

Auf der in der linken Spalte im Kleinformat abgebildeten CD von Bear Family Records "Tiptoe Through The Tulips/Resurrection" sind 16 Stücke enthalten, die einen guten Überblick über sein Schaffen bieten. Eines seiner letzten Konzerte gab er am 16.12.1995, das von Fans mitgeschnitten wurde. Die CD "Tiny Tim - The Eternal Troubadour" (Rest in Peace) war leider nur kurz erhältlich. Ich habe sie zum Glück ergattern können. Das Cover ist unten abgebildet.

Einfach Wahnsinn dieser Typ!!! "Tiptoe through the Tulips" ...
Gerd Müller.

CD-Inhalt: 1.Welcome to My Dreams 2.Tiptoe Through the Tulips With Me 3.Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight 4.On the Old Front Porch 5.Viper 6.Stay Down Here Where You Belong 7.Then I'd Be Satisfied With Life 8.Strawberry Tea 9.Other Side 10.Ever Since You Told Me That You Love Me (I'm a Nut) 11.Daddy, Daddy, What Is Heaven Like? 12.Coming Home Party 13.Fill Your Heart 14.I Got You Babe 15.This Is All I Ask CD-Inhalt: 1.Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer 2.All I Want For Christmas Is My Two... 3.That's What I Want For Christmas 4.I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 5.White Christmas 6.The Christmas Song 7.O Holy Night 8.Silent Night 9.O Come All Ye Faithful Medley 10.Rainbow On The River 11.Mission Bell 12.What A Friend We Have In Jesus CD-Inhalt: 1.I Saw Mr. Presley Tip-Toeing Through the Tulips 2.If I Had You 3.Laughing Policeman 4.Religious Medley 5.I Love Me 6.Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 7.Soul Twister 8.Take Me Out to the Ball Game 9.I Woke up With a Cold 10.She Left Me With the Herpes 11.Tell Me That You Love Me 12.Sweet Sue, Just You 13.True Love 14.Star Spangled Banner 15.Comic Strip Man 16.Depression Medley

CD-Inhalt: 1.Girl 2.Bye Bye Blackbird 3.That Old Feeling 4.Sly Cigarette 5.I Want To Stay Here 6.New York,New York 7.Stairway To Heaven 8.All That I Want Is You 9.Stardust 10.I Believe In Tomorrow 11.Hey Jude 12.Over The Rainbow 13.Springtime In The Rockies 14.Fourteen

CD-Inhalt: 1.God Bless Tiny Tim Overture 2.Welcome to My Dreams 3.Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight 4.On the Old Front Porch 5.I Gave Her That 6.Buddy, Can You Spare a Dime 7.Save Your Sorrow's for Tomorrow 8.Love Is No Excuse 9.As Time Goes By 10.Little Smile Will Go a Long, Long Way 11.I Got You, Babe 12.Then I'd Be Satisfied With Life 13.Where Does Daddy Go When He Goes Out?/Hello Hello 14.You Called It Madness (But I Called It Love) 15.Other Side 16.I Love Me (I'm Wild About Myself) 17.I Wonder How I Look While I'm Asleep 18.Frisco Flo 19.Medley: I'm Glad I'm a Boy/My Hero 20.I Hold Your Hand in Mine 21.Earth Angel 22.Mr. Tim Recalls His Visit With Mr. Dylan/Maine Stein Song/I'm Just a Va 23.Mr. Tim Recalls His Visit With the Rolling Stones/ (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 24.Nowhere Man 25.Tip Toe Through the Tulips With Me 26.I'll See You Again Eine äußerst interessante CD ist in einer bescheidenen Auflage von 3500 Stück erschienen! Da heisst es zugreifen! Fenn-Music.de hat folgenden englischen Text beigefügt:
"Herbert Khaury a.k.a. Tiny Tim was without a doubt one of the oddest acts in pop music history—it’s safe to say that he was the only falsetto-singing, ukulele-playing act ever to hit the charts. But he also possessed a positively encyclopedic knowledge of music, and that knowledge is on full display on this unreleased concert recording taken from a charity event held at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall on October 30, 1968. Backed by a 44-piece orchestra, Tiny Tim warbles Nowhere Man; Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?; Earth Angel; The Other Side of This Life; As Time Goes By; I Got You, Babe; Tip Toe Through the Tulips with Me, and more…probably the most eclectic set list ever performed in that hallowed venue! The booklet reproduces the original, 28-page concert program (or programme as they spell it in the U.K.), completing a unique release from a unique artist. Limited edition of 3500!" Hier der Link: Mehr ...
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