Henry, Joe / Tiny Voices
Album:Tiny Voices Collection:General
Artist:Henry, Joe Added:Nov 2003

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-03-22 Pull Date:2004-05-24 
Week Ending:May 2Apr 25Apr 18Apr 4Mar 28

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 24, 2009:Lost and Found
Loves You Madly
4.Jul 31, 2004:Storytime! -- Animals
Animal Skin
2.Sep 19, 2006:Music to Grow a Beard To
Dirty Magazine
5.Apr 26, 2004:Fly By Night
Flesh and Blood, Lighthouse
3.Aug 24, 2004:The Literate Pop Fans
6.Apr 24, 2004:Mor On - The Literate Pop Fan
Dirty Magazine

Album Review
Mandy Khoshnevisan
Reviewed 2004-02-23 
Imagine if Randy Newman and a klezmer band were blending seamlessly with a soulful lounge act. It’s kinda like that. Smooth, smoky loungey, muted trumpets and piano and sax, theatrical, takes its time . . . picture people nodding over cocktails in a dark club, but it’s just disjointed and playful enough in moments (with clarinets, etc) that you suspect they might be joking. Loungy impassioned male vocals (he’s got a nice voice). Lyrics are poetic and quirky. Tracks 6 and 9 are subtly political.

*1. *(5:44) midtempo, slinky and dark, about living as a kid in a sleazy motel
2. (5:54) drunken lusty sway, rolling bongos, hushed vocals about luuuv
3. (6:41) upbeat, fade in amongst crowd noise; lotsa clarinet, half-spoken lyrics, tinny backup singers, strange and uneasy
*4. *(5:29) sloow, impassioned, dramatic, torch song-y,
*5. *(4:38) quietly upbeat, trumpet and clarinet soloing
6. (5:09) laidback wistful, (this one’s pretty Randy Newmanesque), lyrics about . . . misplaced patriotism?
*7. *(4:10) more crowd noise; tinny recording sound, slow teasing vocals, odd percussion. Retro with a twist.
*8. *(5:11) midtempo warm and expansive, under a starlit sky
9. (4:38) slow jazzy ballad (very randy newman sound), muted trumpet, clarinet; lyrics from a war widow
10. (5:24) waltzy, wistful; jazzy clarinet and muted trumpet; “I-miss-you” lyrics
*11. *(5:34) sultry come-hither prowl, quiet 6/8 with tense vibrating perc.
12. (7:19) warm, laidback groove, quiet. Builds toward end; enter chorus.

Track Listing
1.This Afternoon 7.Loves You Madly
2.Animal Skin 8.Lighthouse
3.Tiny Voices 9.Widows of the Revolution
4.Sold 10.Leaning
5.Dirty Magazine 11.Flesh and Blood
6.Flag 12.Your Side of My World