Limited Edition - 900 Copies!
50th Anniversary Edition Pink Vinyl LP!
If you think, based on "Tiptoe Thru' the Tulips with Me" and his
nationally televised marriage to Miss Vicki on The Tonight Show, that Tiny Tim
was a mere novelty act, think again. Behind that ukulele, pasty white make-up,
falsetto, and prominent proboscis was a serious scholar of American music,
perhaps the only performer of the ‘60s (and certainly the only performer of his
age group) keeping the torch alive for songs from vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley.
Tim (born Herbert Buckingham Khaury) also was blessed with a stupendous vocal
range, from baritone to his trademark falsetto, and was adept on not just
ukulele but guitar, mandolin, and violin. Even with all that talent, though, had
Tiny Tim just made a straight ‘20s trad jazz/pop/folk album for his debut
record, God Bless Tiny Tim would not be the stone-cold cult classic it is today.
But the album married Tim’s innate eccentricity with stupendously lush
production from Richard Perry, who was fresh from working on Captain Beefheart’s
debut, Safe as Milk, and would go on to produce everybody from Diana Ross to Rod
Stewart. With Perry’s production, and Artie Butler’s arrangements, God Bless
Tiny Tim featured an incredible assortment of instruments, from didgeridoo to
koto to celeste to tympani, with nary a ukulele to be found on many of the
tracks. Furthermore, the album was sprinkled with some of the psychedelic fairy
dust that was in the air at the time (1968), full of non sequiturs both verbal
and musical (like the cover of Sonny Bono’s “I Got You Babe”). The result: an
album that stands outside of time, defying categorization or description.
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Real Gone Music is releasing God Bless Tiny
Tim on LP for the first time since its original issue in the U.S. in a Pink
Vinyl Edition Limited to 900 copies. This record belongs in any serious—or
• Limited Edition - 900 Copies
• 50th Anniversary Edition Pink Vinyl LP
1. Welcome To My Dream
2. Tip-Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me
3. Livin' In The Sunlight, Lovin' In The Moonlight
4. On The Old Front Porch
5. The Viper
6. Stay Down Here Where You Belong
7. Then I'd Be Satisfied With Life
8. Strawberry Tea
1. The Other Side
2. Ever Since You Told Me That You Love Me (I'm A Nut)
3. Daddy, Daddy, What Is Heaven Like?
4. The Coming Home Party
5. Fill Your Heart
6. I Got You, Babe
7. This Is All I Ask