(on early 20-century American popular songs) They put love on an angelic throne. Love is the same today, except it`s gone down to a more debased situation. Too many do`s and don`ts. I want to thrill the audience with these songs from the days of the Victrola. You know, everyone talks of black man`s soul, rhythm, and blues. No one talks about the white man`s soul. The white man`s soul, in music, was songs like "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" and "Give My Regards to Broadway".
I`d love to see Christ come back to crush the spirit of hate and make men put down their guns. I`d also like just one more hit single.
In 1963 and '64 when I worked in Greenwich Village at a place called "The Page Three" I was one of about six entertainers. Some of the girls I would write songs for and then I'd record them and give the record to them. I would say, "Hello Miss Snooky, this is Tiny Tim and I'm recording this song just for you. I hope you like it. This is Tiny Tim saying "Happy Listening!" Now these records are still in existence; unless they threw them away. (tinytim.org)
Listen, Boy! I'll meet you one day and I 'll sign it and it will be worth $10.00 more! (tinytim.org)
I got all day, I hope you don't mind talking. (tinytim.org)
I am burning mad at RCA and Columbia. You've got these guys making hundreds of millions of dollars a year and they don't know who put them into business. They don't know that Billy Murray, Henry Burr, Eddie Morton, Byron G. Harlon, Charles Harrison, Harry MacDonough, and Walter VanBrunt alone put the Victor and Columbia record companies into business. From 1904 to 1915, they were the bulk sales of the industry and no one is giving them credit and it's a doggone shame.
In 1968 George Harrison invited me to his hotel room in Manhattan. I said to him, it is a pleasure meeting you, a member of the greatest recording vocal group in the history of popular music." I said, "Do you mind if I sing you a song? He said, "No, go right ahead." (Tiny sings "Nowhere Man" in the high voice). He said, "Wait a minute, just say, 'Merry Christmas Beatles' and go into that song." He put this on the Beatles' '68 fan club flexi-disc.
I don't know how many records I have out. (tinytim.org)
Colonel Tom Parker invited me back stage in 1970 to watch the show. I never met Elvis because he went right into the limousine and took off, but he was really great. He mentioned me from the stage. It was nice to be mentioned from Elvis Presley's mouth. (tinytim.org)
You know it has been such a fantastic life, thank God to Christ, that I can't complain. (tinytim.org)
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