Little Tin Box

July 22, 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: July 22, 2008
  • Release Date: July 22, 2008
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Copyright: (C) 1959 Capitol Records, LLC
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  • Duration: 3:37 minutes
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  • ASIN: B001BY4E7Y
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #400,333 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dragontamer on March 10, 2011
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Does anyone out there realize that not only is Shewollf absolutely right about Joseph Toner, but that the producers pulled this great operetta star OUT OF RETIREMENT, just to play three roles so that Joseph Toner's great voice would almost always be on stage? They re-arranged the play and put in "Little Tin Box" to specifically feature Joseph Toner as the Judge. The International Broadway Data Base says no one else ever played the part.

In "Politics and Poker" the Judge is introduced, and is the only politician to call Ben by name. He is just as currupt as his cronies, and as a Judge can't be present when "The Bum Won". Then, Joseph Toner steals STEALS THE SHOW IN "LITTLE TIN BOX", asking corrupt politicians sarcastic questions, one by one as they take the stand. How is it these public servants could afford a yacht, then another a Rolls-Royce, and finally one who keeps "women" in exceptional style at great expense? Joseph Toner's comic timing is impecable. Each explains themselves, saving their pennies in their "Little Tin Box" supported by Ben. Joseph Toner's voice can be heard joining in, accepting their ludicrous answers (they are his friends-wink--wink-established in trading off with DeSilva as Ben, who has the minor role).Politics has not changed all that much in 50 years has it?

It is obvious that it is Joseph Toner singing, for who else would be called "Your Honor" except the Judge? From my ear Joseph Toner is "the doleful baritone sax of a voice" that "stole the show". Joseph Toner varies between that deep baritone to tenor quality powerhouse smooth voice in "Politics and Poker",then really showing off in "Little Tin Box" sometimes sounding as though he were two different singers!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shewolff77 on March 10, 2011
Everything said about Josepth Toner is so true! If you go to the International Broadway Data Base and put in "joseph Toner" his credentials (at least the one's verified-he was also in the Original Blossom Time and The Little Prince, among others),the database will show when he went to war, started work in the National Theatre, that he worked tirelessly for the Shuberts, and obviously stopped work until taken out of retirement for Fiorello! He is the only person to have ever played the Judge,which can also be verified, and other sites indicate that he was on the original cast album, singing what?-three parts, most noteably Judge Carter. Broadway Angel said that the show was rearranged in Philadelphia where "Little Tin Box" was added, and once you hear "his honor" sing, it's a no brainer to know who "Stoped the Show!"

Joesph Toner puts the rest of the cast, well, we do not wish to disparage the vocally impaired. The production needed Joespeh Toner, and they got him. He is the lead singer in "Little Tin Box", has wit, great power and range, and were it not for the fact that The Judge is asking all the provacatively embarrassing questions, with the comic timing unmatched by anyone in the cast. He had to be both the upstanding Judge and crook, and Joseph Toner pulled it off perfectly. His vocal range would lead one to think he were two different singers! Someone said he had a full three octave range voice? I believe it's four octaves. It is Joseph Toner who "STOPPED THE SHOW", in his performance of "The Little Tin Box", the hit of the Play Fiorello!
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By Fred Elgin on January 9, 2013
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This mockery of corrupt civil servants does more to shame them than anger would. In the play, the judge is corrupt, too, I believe.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Jones on July 21, 2013
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...gusto by Howard DaSilva and the rest of the chorus. While the show "Fiorello" is considered a showcase for a young Tom Bosley, this is the showstopper I always remember.
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