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T.A.M.I. Show Blasts from the Past

If you’re an old record and film producer, keep scouring those archives. Because there may be a gem like the T.A.M.I. Show in the stacks.

Today, this five hour star-studded concert film from 1964 (which stands for “Teenage Awards Music International”) was going to be the first in an annual series of concerts. But this was the only one that got made. And check out this booking list: James Brown, the Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, the Beach Boys, Chuck Berry and Smokey Robinson (who just shared a flight with me to LA from South By Southwest.) Quentin Tarantino has dubbed it “in the top three of all rock movies.”

Per those who have seen it, Brown comes across as the most amazing, introducing dance move that have never been replicated. And other backup go-go dancers populate the stage. This new DVD will include the Beach Boys’ legendary performance, which was removed from the original theatrical release of the film. It was one of Brian Wilson’s last performances with the group.

Buy the The T.A.M.I. Show Collector’s Edition at Amazon.

See a list of performances after the jump.

Jan & Dean- (Here They Come) From All Over The World
Chuck Berry- Johnny B. Goode, Maybellene, Sweet Little Sixteen, Nadine (Is it You?)
Gerry And The Pacemakers- Maybellene, Dont Let The Sun Catch You Crying, Its Gonna Be Alright, How Do You Do It?, I Like It
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles- Thats What Love Is Made Of, You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me, Mickeys Monkey
Marvin Gaye- Stubborn Kind Of Fellow, Pride And Joy, Can I Get A Witness, Hitch Hike
Lesley Gore- Maybe I Know, You Dont Own Me, You Didnt Look Around, Hey Now, Its My Party, & Judys Turn To Cry
Jan & Dean- The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena) & Sidewalk Surfin
The Beach Boys- Surfin U.S.A., I Get Around, Surfer Girl, & Dance, Dance, Dance
Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas- Little Children, Bad To Me, I’ll Keep You Satisfied, & From A Window
The Supremes- When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes, Run, Run, Run, Baby Love, & Where Did Our Love Go
The Barbarians- Hey Little Bird
James Brown & The Flames- Out Of Sight, Prisoner Of Love, Please, Please, Please, & Night Train
The Rolling Stones- Around and Around, Off The Hook, Time Is On My Side, It’s All Over Now, & I’m All Right
All Performers- Show Close: Lets Get Together


March 23, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , ,

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