All posts tagged: Tiny Tim

The Friday Mixtape: 9/17/10 — Double Shots

In this week’s mixtape you’ll find pairs of the same song by two different artists. I did try to lay down some ground rules for myself,  though: 1. No parody songs (although strange and unusual remakes were highly encouraged, as you’ll find). 2. No Beatles songs (except for one, and it was them covering someone else’s song). 3. In honor of our Grand Poobah, find a spot for Michael McDonald. It’s half the songs, but twice the fun! And as a special bonus, I threw in an extra song in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sunday, September 19th). Enjoy! The Ballad of Davy Crockett from A Legacy in Song Tim Curry – The Ballad of Davy Crockett from Music From The Park Carl Perkins – Blue Suede Shoes from The Fabulous Fifties: Back to the Fifties Lemmy and the Upsetters with Mick Green – Blue Suede Shoes from The Last Temptation of Elvis Elton John and Kiki Dee – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart from Sounds of the Seventies: 1976 The Wild …

Way Out Wednesday: With Love and Kisses from Tiny Tim: Concert in Fairyland

Tiny Tim (born Herbert Khaury) was a staple of late ’60s TV, appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show and Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. With his unusual appearance, his falsetto voice, and his trusty ukulele, he was quite memorable. This particular album was released in 1969, not long after his first album, God Bless Tiny Tim, which featured his big hit and signature song “Tip Toe Through the Tulips.” However, this album was actually originally recorded in 1962 and re-released to cash in on Tiny Tim’s popularity. It’s really not that bad an album, and it does show off Tiny Tim’s encyclopedic knowledge of (and respect for) old music. The thing that’s a constant distraction, though, is that extremely loud canned laughter and applause are dubbed in, I presume to give the impression he’s playing at Carnegie Hall or something. The first song featured here is “Indian Love Call,” made famous by Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. It’s not often that you’ll hear somebody singing both parts, though! Tiny Tim – Indian Love …