Tiny Tim Gets Real! A different side of Tiny Tim, really. It's just Tiny Tim, XXXX beer in hand, telling stories of his youth and of his travels. From his crushes to his eccentric behavior, it's all heart-felt, humorous and insightful. Don't fret, though. There's still plenty of ukulele playing and his charmingly high falsetto, though it isn't anything that it used to be (This is 35 years later, remember).
A must listen for Tiny fans, but newcomers would be better off checking out his debut, posted elsewhere on this blog...
01. Welcome To Tiny Tim's World 02. The Ice Skaters Song - 1994 03. Poem For Elizabeth Taylor - 1947 04. You're The Only One - Song For Elizabeth Taylor 05. Tiny Tim's Search For The Magic Princess 06. The Destruction Of The Captain America Collection 07. Tiny Tim's Quest For Elizabeth Taylor 08. When I'm Feeling Sad - 1948 09. Jane - 1948 10. Our Little Secret - 1958 11. Stephanie - 1958 12. Pretty Baby - 1958 13. Don't Call Me Anymore - 1958 14. Whispering Voices - 1958 15. Heaven Only Knows - 1958 16. Dear Tuesday - 1960 17. Tiny Tim At The Café Bizarre 18. Hello Ellie Halsey - 1963 19. Tiny Tim At Page Three 20. If I Could Ride A Spaceship - 1964 21. Tiny Tim Records His 78 Classics 22. Spoiled - 1964 23. Just Another Girl Called Judy - 1964 24. Tiny Tim Receives "Siddhartha" From Miss Bluebell 25. The Tragedy Of Romance 26. Introducing Miss Dixie! 27. Forever Miss Dixie - 1982 28. Tiny Tim Meets The Eternal Princess 29. Jessica Hahn I - 1989 30. I Used To Love Jessica Hahn, But Now I Love Stephanie Bohn - 1990 31. Jessica Hahn II - 1989 32. Santa Claus Has Got The Aids This Year - 1980 33. She Left Me With The Herpes - 1980 34. The Ballad Of An Impotent Troubadour - 1995 - Tiny Tim 35. Just What Do You Mean By 'Antichrist'? - Tiny Tim with Current 93 and Nurse With Wound
A soundtrack album featuring Morton Stevens' theme and incidental music was issued by Capitol Records in 1970. One of the instrumental pieces on the album, "Call to Danger", was excerpted as background music accompanying a "Special Presentation" logo that CBS used to introduce its prime time television specials throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The album was reissued on compact disc by Film Score Monthly in 2010.
Hawaii Five-O (the complete studio version of the theme) Call to Danger (Interestingly, portions of this theme were used as the theme jingle for CBS Special Presentation spots back in the 70's and 80's). McGarrett's Theme Front Street The Long Wait Blues Trip
The Floater Interlude Operation Smash Beach Trip Up Tight The Chase/Hawaii Five-O (the Five-O theme here is the same as the TV version (the first few bars)
The information in the back cover of the album:
Music from the TV Soundtrack A CBS Television Series starring Jack Lord Composed, Arranged and Conducted by Morton Stevens (Capitol/EMI ST-410 Stereo) All selections published by April Music (ASCAP) Produced by Mel Taylor for Melee Productions
Back cover blurb (by Leonard Freeman):
"Before taking a tough new assignment, Morton Stevens (Director of Music, CBS West Coast), graduate of Juilliard School of Music, arranger and conductor for Sammy Davis, Jr. in those halcyon years between 1950 and 1960, composer of literally hundreds of segments of television's finest dramatic shows, and in my opinion, a stone cold genius, made a pilgrimage to Hawaii.
"In our seven-island FIVE-O state, Mort discovered for himself what I had already found: the last Eden, palm trees and skyscrapers, aloha spirit and snarling traffic jams, America;s heartbeat in the Pacific, mecca for more than two million tourists annually, and home for the polygenetic golden people of Hawaii, a vital, hip, swinging place, Polynesia now!
"That's what I asked Morton Stevens to put into music. The value of a great one-minute theme to any television series is inestimable and I wanted one for my then brand spanking new HAWAII FIVE-O. No ukeleles or steel guitars or falsetto singers or overused bongos, but a kind of melding of the Polynesian, the classic, the jazz and most of all the pop sound of today. HAWAII FIVE-O is all of these things and so, happily, is Morton Stevens' music, as you will discover. Aloha!"
01. Green Hornet 02. Four Hornets 03. Casy 04. Horneted House 05. Kato 06. Do The Hornet 07. Black Beauty 08. Guadarahornet 09. Activate The Scanner 10. The Green Hornet 11. Main Title
ABC commissioned this TV series which starred Van Williams as the hero and of course, the legendary Bruce Lee as his sidekick. Based on the classic 1930’s radio series about a newspaper owner Britt Reid. Billy May, celebrated composer and arranger referenced his theme music around Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakoff’s classic 'The Flight Of The Bumble Bee' although there’s plenty of original scoring too. Special limited edition is remastered and the outstanding accompanying booklet is simply stunning packed with masses of authoritative and little-known information and rare photographs! Also, that's Al Hirt playing trumpet on the theme song...