Tim Noah

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For the journalist for The New Republic, see Timothy Noah.

Tim Noah (born December 19, 1951) is an American songwriter, singer, and children's entertainer from Seattle. In the mid-late 1990s, Noah received several Northwest Regional Emmy awards for his role in KOMO-TV's children's show, How 'Bout That.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, Snohomish, Washington (2009).

Noah at one time belonged to the group Tickle Tune Typhoon, and wrote the lyrics for some of their songs, including their theme. He later left the group to become a solo artist. In 1985, he released a movie entitled In Search of the Wow Wow Wibble Woggle Wazzie Woodle Woo (WWWWWWW), which was released throughout the U.S. The soundtrack to the video was a previous album by the same name.[3] In 1990, Noah wrote and performed in the independent film Daredreamer.

He has produced several albums, one of which is a Christmas album of five original holiday songs, including "Wackbangklinkn'klang Town". Noah attributes his early musical interest to such rock-and-roll artists as Elvis and The Beatles.[1] Noah went on to host the children's show How 'bout That with producer Ken Morrison, which won four Emmys in 1998 in its first season.

He now owns the Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater in Snohomish, Washington, which provides performances, music lessons, classes, and open mic nights for children and adults.

Discography[edit]

Daredreamer[edit]

Track List:

  1. Prelude/Awesome
  2. The Rescue
  3. Merry-Go-Round
  4. The Cure
  5. Sunroom
  6. Disturbing the Peace
  7. I Wonder Why
  8. Cloud 9
  9. Dare to Dream
  10. Daredreamer

In Search of the Wow Wow Wibble Woggle Wazzie Woodle Woo[edit]

This album is towards young children.

Track List:

  1. Zoom
  2. If I Only Knew
  3. If I Was
  4. The Monkey Song
  5. Big Booger
  6. Tears On My Toes
  7. Little Miracles
  8. Sunshiney Mornin'
  9. Musty Moldy Melvin
  10. Friends With A Song
  11. Wow Wow Wibble Woggle Wazzie Woodle Woo
  12. I Can Do Anything

Kaddywompas[edit]

A cowboy/western collection for children with various underlying themes and messages in each song. "Country Store" is a story that begins with the repetitive gathering of friends a la Drakestail, and kids should enjoy the repeated lines, as well as the ensuing speed changes as they go up and eventually down a hill. Other songs on the album include environmental messages. "Keep on Keepin' On", while promoting the myth that Columbus was trying to prove that the world was round, calls attention to the many ways in which supposed truths were shown to be false. "Betty Rose" is a melody about social ostracism.

Track List:

  1. Kaddywompas
  2. Lucky Day
  3. Aunt Vera and Uncle Don
  4. Debalexy
  5. Ol' Fiddles
  6. Country Store
  7. Mud
  8. Betty Rose
  9. The Great Potato Uprising
  10. Because You're You
  11. Keep On Keepin' On
  12. Giddy Up

Supertunes[edit]

Track List:

  1. Anything is Possible
  2. Big Trouble
  3. Special F/X
  4. Rip-Roarin' And Rarin' To Go
  5. Little Voice Inside
  6. Look Out World
  7. Raised on Rock n' Roll
  8. Cartoon
  9. Funny Bones
  10. Superkid
  11. Portable Paradise

Whiskers of Christmas[edit]

Holiday themes album. Noah's Christmas performances uses these songs.

Track List:

  1. Just Because
  2. It's Snowing
  3. Wackbangklinkn'klang Town
  4. All I Want For Christmas (Peace on Earth)
  5. Faces of Christmas

Faces of Christmas[edit]

Track List:

  1. Magic Sleigh
  2. Fa-la-la-la Holiday
  3. Just Because
  4. Christmas Don't Do Business With a Rat Like Me
  5. Hugs and Homemade Fun
  6. Faces of Christmas
  7. Holiday Hop
  8. Wackbangklinkn'klang Town
  9. Snow Snow Snow
  10. Shine
  11. Merry Merry Merry Christmas
  12. All I Want For Christmas is Peace on Earth

One Fell Swoop[edit]

One Fell Swoop was an adult contemporary album recorded in Nashville.

Track List:

  1. Everything About You
  2. True Love
  3. Hells Canyon Highway
  4. Porcupine Creek
  5. You Make It Easy
  6. Love Light
  7. Pour Out a Blessing
  8. Reckless Heart
  9. No Fun
  10. Who Knows What Where When Why
  11. Way Back Home

Films[edit]

In Search of the Wow Wow Wibble Woggle Wazzie Woodle Woo[edit]

The children's video version of the WWWWWWW album has Noah, dressed in adolescent-style clothing, stuck in his room and imagining his way through a hunt for the WWWWWWW. He wonders "What is a Wow Wow Wibble Woggle Wazzie Woodle Woo?" Various songs toy around with imagination ("Zoom," "If I Was," "Little Miracles"), while others speak of what Tim encounters at school ("Big Booger" speaks of the school bully) and his childhood reaction to rules.

Eventually, Tim concludes that he just can't find the WWWWWWW; however, he is encouraged to continue and his spirits pick up, but then he encounters "Musty Moldy Melvin" and his counterpart Greasy Grimey Gertie, in a song reminiscent of "Monster Mash." The resolution uplifts the concept of friendship and ties the term "Wow Wow Wibble Woggle Wazzie Woodle Woo" to either friendship or imagination (he's talking about friendship to the voice that is his imagination), and at last winds up in a tribute to every child's potential.

This movie was produced on a low-budget. As expressed in the "making-of" section of the DVD version of WWWWWWW, the flat, grey backgrounds were meant to emphasize the bold colors of Noah's costumes and the various sets he "imagines" as an escape from his dull, everyday life. This movie is the winner of four Emmy Awards, A Bronze Award, Houston International Film Festival.

Songs:

  1. Zoom
  2. If I Only Knew
  3. If I Was
  4. The Monkey Song
  5. Big Booger
  6. Tears On My Toes
  7. Little Miracles
  8. Sunshiney Mornin'
  9. Musty Moldy Melvin
  10. Friends With A Song
  11. Wow Wow Wibble Woggle Wazzie Woodle Woo
  12. I Can Do Anything

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wright, Diane (2004-12-08). "I create things that entertain me". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  2. ^ "Raible Wins News-Anchor Emmy; Komo Voted Top Newscast". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 1999-06-14. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  3. ^ Reiner, Cathy (1998-11-07). "Noah's Spark -- Tuneman Tim Noah Has A Wacky, Catchy Kids' Show, `How 'Bout That'". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 

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