Cover photo by Baron Wolman for Secret Seven Records.
Tiny Tim was, perhaps at the same time, both a mad-man and a genius. …depending on your tastes. Lucky for us, TT recordings once thought lost forever have been tracked down and presented in all of their dusty glory.
San Francisco’s Secret Seven Records has compiled a limited edition LP, Lost & Found: 1963-1974 which shows off 17 unreleased tracks of split-personality Tiny Tim eccentricity.
Tiny Tim’s music is mesmerizing, part gleeful school girl – part gypsy story time – part 1920’s jukebox remix, and it draws the listener into a carefully concocted cartoon bizarro world. While Tiny Tim (aka Herbert Khaury) was certainly a strange man, he is none-the-less distinctly talented. His most recent album is deserving of a listen or two, hurray for Secret Seven for putting together a fantastic collection for us.