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'''''Mr. Tanner''''' is a [[Harry Chapin]] song released on the ''[[Short Stories (album)|Short Stories ]]''.
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'''''Mr. Tanner''''' is a [[Harry Chapin]] song released on ''[[Short Stories (album)|Short Stories]]''.  Mr. Tanner was based on a New York Times review of a performance by Martin Tubridy (note: the name is often misspelled Turbidy). There were actually two reviews published in the New York Times, the first on [[March 28]], [[1971]]<ref>
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Mr. Tanner became a concert staple with [[John Wallace]] singing the part of Mr. Tanner. At solo concerts, Harry would often bring audience members on the stage to sing Big John's part solo.  
  
 
== Releases==
 
== Releases==
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=== First release ===
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* ''[[Short Stories (album)|Short Stories]]'' (1973)
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=== Live releases ===
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* ''[[Greatest Stories Live]]'' (1976)
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* ''[[Bottom Line Encore Collection: Harry Chapin]]'' (1998)
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===Anthologies===
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* ''[[Gold Medal Collection]]'' (1988)
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* ''[[Story of a Life (album)|Story of a Life]]'' (1999)
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* ''[[A Better Place to Be: The Songs of Harry Chapin]]'' (2002)
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* ''[[Harry Chapin Classics]]'' (2003)
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===Videos===
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* ''[[Rockpalast Live - 25th Anniversary]]'' (2002)
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=== Various artist anthologies ===
 
=== Various artist anthologies ===
 
* ''The Singers and Songwriters Collection (1973-1975)'' (1991) - Time-Life (CD)
 
* ''The Singers and Songwriters Collection (1973-1975)'' (1991) - Time-Life (CD)
  
 
===Covers===
 
===Covers===
* In 1984, this song is by [[Anne Kerry]], [[George Ball]] and the company on the ''[[Lies and Legends]]'' cast recording.
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* In 1984, this song is by [[Anne Kerry]], [[George Ball]] and the company on the ''[[Lies and Legends (album)|Lies and Legends]]'' cast recording.
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* In 1994, Canada's [[Sons of Maxwell]] covered Mr. Tanner on their ''Bold Frontier''.
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* In 1996, Australian [[David Campbell]] covered Mr. Tanner on his ''[[Yesterday is Now]]''. In 2008, it was re-released on his ''[[First and Foremost]]'' release.
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* In 2006, [[Steve Chapin]] and [["Big John" Wallace]] perform the song live on the [[The Chapin Family]] album ''[[Harry Chapin: A Celebration in Song: Volume I]]''.
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===Video performance===
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|width="205" valign="top"|[[Tom Chapin]] and [[Timothy Breese]]
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|width="205" valign="top"| Robin Eve at [[Just Wild About Harry Concert on August 31, 2009 |Wild About Harry Concert 2009]]
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==Reviews==
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[http://epublishersweekly.blogspot.com/2009/04/art-for-our-sake-from-harry-chapin-to.html Epublishers Weekly: ''Art for Our Sake: From Harry Chapin to Susan Boyle'' - April 18, 2009]
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== References ==
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==External links==
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* [http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=14500 SongFacts.com] - Article about this song
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* [http://harrychapin.com/circle/winter04/wallace.htm Hitting All The Right Notes: An Interview With Big John Wallace - Circle! Winter 2004]
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* [http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30B11FF3F591A7493C5A81789D85F468785F9&scp=4&sq=Martin%20Turbidy&st=cse New York Times - February 17, 1972] - "Tubridy, a Bass-Baritone, Performs in 2d Recital Here" ($)
  
[[Category: Harry Chapin songs]]
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[[Category: Harry Chapin songs]]  
 
[[Category: Harry Chapin songs covered by other artists]]
 
[[Category: Harry Chapin songs covered by other artists]]

Latest revision as of 23:15, 13 March 2011

Mr. Tanner is a Harry Chapin song released on Short Stories. Mr. Tanner was based on a New York Times review of a performance by Martin Tubridy (note: the name is often misspelled Turbidy). There were actually two reviews published in the New York Times, the first on March 28, 1971[1] and the second on February 17, 1972.[2]

Mr. Tanner became a concert staple with John Wallace singing the part of Mr. Tanner. At solo concerts, Harry would often bring audience members on the stage to sing Big John's part solo.

Releases

First release

Live releases

Anthologies

Videos

Various artist anthologies

  • The Singers and Songwriters Collection (1973-1975) (1991) - Time-Life (CD)

Covers

Video performance

Tom Chapin and Timothy Breese Robin Eve at Wild About Harry Concert 2009

Reviews

Epublishers Weekly: Art for Our Sake: From Harry Chapin to Susan Boyle - April 18, 2009

References

  1. "Tubridy Makes Song Debut" (PDF). New York Times. March 28, 1971. Retrieved 2011-03-13 . 
  2. Hughes, Allen (February 17, 1972). "Tubridy, a Bass-Baritone, Performs in 2d Recital Here" (PDF). New York Times. Retrieved 2011-03-13 . 

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