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Friday, June 08, 2007

Tiny Tim w/Eleanor Barooshian - I Got You Babe Plus The Cake - You Can Have Him

Regular readers/listeners know of my fondness for Tiny Tim. I share Dylan's opinion that when Tim passed away we lost a treasure house of musical knowledge.

Here's Tim in a rare clip from Peter Yarrow’s You Are What You Eat performing a duet of the Sonny and Cher classic with Tim taking the female lead and Eleanor Barooshian the male part. Although unseen, the backing band is The Band.

On his album, God Bless Tiny Tim, Tim would perform both the male and female vocals. The YouTube description notes that Ms. Barooshian (now working under the name "Chelsea Lee") was a member of `60s girl group The Cake. According to their Wikipedia entry their two Decca Records albums are set to be re-released on CD in 2007 by Rev-Ola Records. The surviving two members of The Cake also have a MySpace Page here.

And here is just a wonderful video of The Cake performing You Can Have Him on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in August of 19 and 67...

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