Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Rodney Graham | God Bless Tiny Tim
God Bless Tiny Tim
Brussels, Belgium: MOREpublishers, 2018
68 x 94 cm.
Edition of 25 signed and numbered copies [+ 5 A.P.]
Graham turns the title of a 1968 LP by ukulele player and falsetto singer Tiny Tim into a tribute to the late musician, best known for "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" and for marrying his 17 year old bride on the Tonight Show, with Johnny Carson officiating (power companies reported overloads when more than 40 million people tuned in to watch).
God Bless Tiny Tim is the beak-nosed troubadour's first album, produced by Richard Perry (Captain Beefheart, Harry Nilsson, Diana Ross, Ringo Starr). It featured an orchestrated version of the 1929 song "Tip-Toe Thru' The Tulips" (which reached #17 on the hit parade) and a version of Sony and Cher's "I Got You Babe", in which Tiny Tim duets with himself, performing both the baritone and falsetto roles.
Tiny Tim died in 1996, onstage, singing his signature song.
Graham's MOREpublishers edition is a silkscreen print on C-MAT, 150 gram paper. It is available for 350 €. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.