Party Like it’s 1909 with Your Brand-New Tiny Tim Cylinder Record!




Label Design by Matt Manjourides


A one-of-a-kind performer, vocalist, and unrivaled authority on turn of the century music, Tiny Tim sought to emulate the gritty, tinny sound of the wind up phonograph during his stage shows and on recordings throughout his entire career. The artists – Billy Murray, Henry Burr, Byron G. Harlan, Arthur Collins, Ada Jones – from the era of cylinder records (1888-1915) were of particular interest to Tiny. The tunes from that era made up the majority of his 2,000+ cerebral library of songs that he could perform.

After recording two songs – “School Days” and “Goodbye Boys”- on re-purposed Edison cylinders at an Edison museum in 1977, Tiny pitched the idea of releasing a song on a cylinder record to several producers right up until his death in 1996. The idea was rejected on the grounds that, albeit interesting, releasing a track on a virtually dead medium was not a smart business move. Today, with a renewed interest in Tiny Tim’s legacy and the ability to include a digital version of this cylinder record which 99.9% of consumers can not play, releasing this one-of-a-kind collector’s item seems just as timely as it would be if the year were 1909!



NOTE: Every cylinder has been individually made and recorded, one at a time, just like the original, early Edison cylinders; no mass production, each cylinder is an original recording, not a dub from a master.

-The cylinder record, recorded on an original, re-purposed 1903 black wax Edison cylinder in authentic-style packaging,  featuring a previously unreleased “(Nobody Else Can Love Me Like) My Old Tomato Can” as performed by Tiny Tim!

-A download card with a link to a digital file of the cylinder, so can hear the cylinder on your iPods, computers, and all newfangled, modern technology! Check out the sample HERE!

More on Tiny Tim: Tiny Tim (born Herbert Khaury; April 12, 1932 – November 30, 1996) was an American musician and pop culture icon. Synonymous with the 1960’s, Tiny Tim is best remembered for his ukulele driven, falsetto rendition of the 1929 song “Tip-Toe Thru’ the Tulips with Me,” which peaked at No. 17 on the U.S. Billboard Charts in 1968. Tiny Tim further cemented his place in the annals of show business with his 1969 televised wedding to his first wife, Miss Vicki, on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, which attracted some 45 million viewers; the ratings for which were surpassed in the 1960’s only by man’s first walk on the moon. Pegged by some as a novelty act, and regarded by others as a brilliant interpreter of song, Tiny Tim recorded over a dozen albums, released a plethora of singles, and performed thousands of concerts across the world throughout his career. In 1996, Tiny Tim succumbed to a heart attack while on stage just after performing “Tip-Toe” and died in the arms of his third wife, Miss Sue, at a charity event for the Women’s Club of Minneapolis.

Behind the Scenes: This Ship to Shore Phonograph Co. (A division of Ship to Shore Media, LLC) production was conceived and commissioned by Justin Martell, author of the forthcoming biography, “Eternal Troubadour: The Improbable Life of Tiny Tim.” Cameron Crawford, co-writer of the aforementioned Tiny Tim biography, served as a project consultant. Aaron Hamel and Brian Blouin co-produced this release. Matt Manjourides rescued and created the label artwork. Martin Sharp is the copyright owner of the master of Tiny Tim’s version of “(Nobody Else Can Love Me Like) My Old Tomato Can” and it is under non-exclusive license to Ship to Shore Media, LLC for this release only. This record was manufactured by Benjamin “The Victrola Guy” Canaday of Canaphonic Records ( The photo of Tiny Tim used on the label was taken by the late James J. Kriegsmann in 1974 and is used with permission from his son, James J. Kriegsmann Jr. This endeavor would not have been possible without the following people: Martin Sharp, Susan Khaury, Ernie Clark, David Elliott, Richard Barone, and Greg Gardner. This release is a companion piece to the full-length LP, Tiny Tim – Lost & Found Volume 1 (Rare & Unreleased 1963-1974), released in 2011 by Secret Seven Records.

A History of Cylinder Records: In 1877, Thomas Alva Edison created the primitive version of his favorite invention, the phonograph, and first recorded the words “Mary Had a Little Lamb” onto a piece piece of tinfoil. Ten years later, he had further developed his invention and jump-started the recording industry when he founded the Edison Phonograph Company. Edison, and its competitor, Columbia Records sold recordings issued on brown wax cylinders. Cylinder records remained the standard medium for distributing and listening to recordings until discs became popular around 1909. In response, the Edison Phonograph Company developed the improved Blue Amberol cylinder, but listeners continued to prefer discs, and the Edison Phonograph Company ceased production of cylinder records for good in 1929.

Note: This cylinder was released in an initial run of 50. Due to demand, it is currently in its second and final run of 25.

Also Check Out:

Tiny Tim – Lost & Found Volume 1 (Rare & Unreleased 1963-1974), Secret Seven Records, 2011

Tiny Tim – I’ve Never Seen a Straight Banana: Rare Moments Vol. 1, Collector’s Choice Music, 2009

More Information:

-For more information on this release, please contact

-Official Tiny Tim Memorial Website:

-For more information on The Victrola Guy and his innovative cylinder record making technology, visit and his YouTube Channel.

“Tiny Tim: Lost & Found Volume 2”

Copyright 2013. Ship to Shore Media, LLC

(Ship to Shore Phonograph Co.)

Rights to “(Nobody Else Can Love Me Like) My Old Tomato Can,”

Performed by Tiny Tim, Live in Newcastle, Australia, 1/14/1974

Held by Martin Sharp/Street of Dreams Ltd. Pty.


One thought on “Party Like it’s 1909 with Your Brand-New Tiny Tim Cylinder Record!

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