Tumbledown House / Fables And Falsehoods
Album: Fables And Falsehoods   Collection:General
Artist:Tumbledown House   Added:Mar 2012

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-06-09 Pull Date: 2012-08-12
Week Ending: Aug 5 Jul 29 Jul 22 Jul 8 Jun 17
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 03, 2012: ember's Everlasting Flame
One Mistake Will Do
4. Jul 06, 2012: Time Traveler
Windy City
2. Jul 26, 2012: A Mind Redefined
One Mistake Will Do
5. Jun 12, 2012: Rebop
Windy City
3. Jul 20, 2012: Ember's Everlasting Flame
Little Castaway, Windy City

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2012-06-02
Tumbledown House is Gillian Howe and Tyler Ryan Miller. She sings all lead vocals with a pleasing, deep alto, and using a variety of old, period styles ranging from “hot” jazz to vampy cabaret. He must play guitars (as no one else is credited). Band includes keyboards, saxes, brass, percussion, strings. The writing, musicianship, and production are excellent. In the end, this is a novelty record, but it’s fun as a change of pace. Would make a good soundtrack for a 20s-era movie.
No FCC issues.

1 ** Fast & peppy homage to Chicago. “Hot” Jazz style includes an Armstrong-like trumpet. (3:07)
2 Mid-slow to mid-fast. Campy, cabaret style. Sultry singing. (3:34)
3 ** Mid-slow. Cabaret style again. Boogie-woogie piano. Very good, flirtatious singing. Stylish solo on hollow-body guitar. (2:41)
4 Short intro by the horns to #5. Modern, crazy noise-making; not period like the rest. (1:01)
5 Mid to fast. Retro low-fi Victrola effect to vox. Ends with a pandemonium of horns. (3:02)
6 Mid-tempo. Campy & blusy. Lots of piano, some ragtime, some saloon. More old Victrola. (3:16)
7 * Mid-temp. Singing is so vampy and the piano is so barroom, this could be burlesque. (She could be twirling her tassels.) Bluesy electric guitar solo is good, but out of period. (4:43)
8 Mid-slow to fast tango beat. Silly lyrics about a bad girl. (3:08)
9 * Mid-tempo, bluesy shuffle. The maid knows some secrets. Good singing. Sexy brass choruses include trumpet, trombone & bari sax. (3:49)
10 Mid-tempo mostly. Mandolin and accordion give an old-world folk-song feel. (3:47)

Track Listing
1. Windy City   6. The Race Track Song
2. Little Castaway   7. One Mistake Will Do
3. The Thief   8. T-Bone Cologne
4. Master Cherry (Intro)   9. The Help
5. Master Cherry Finds A Strange Piece Of Wood   10. The Great Escape