This is a new release this year on DVD. I bought my copy about a month ago, and I've already seen it three time (including turning on the special feature commentaries). This is the famous 1964 movie called the T.A.M.I Show (don't ask) which featured the following acts:
Jan & Dean * (Here They Come) From All Over The World Chuck Berry * Johnny B. Goode * Maybellene Gerry And The Pacemakers * Maybellene * Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying * Its Gonna Be Alright Chuck Berry * Sweet Little Sixteen Gerry And The Pacemakers * How Do You Do It? Chuck Berry * Nadine (Is It You?) Gerry And The Pacemakers * I Like It Smokey Robinson & The Miracles * That's 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 Don't Own Me * You Didn't Look Around * Hey Now * Its My Party * Judy's 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
Dancers on the show (you know, something like the Hullabaloo dancers) include Teri Garr -- yes, THE Teri Garr -- and Toni Basil (Oh, Mickey, you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind Hey Mickey. Hey Mickey)
The Rolling Stones, as you can see, close the show. Their performance of Around And Around is awesome, just terrific. It's the ONLY time I've seen someone perform a Chuck Berry song better than the master. Lesley Gore in her set proves that she had a really nice voice without studio trickery. The Supremes and the Beach Boys are about what you'd expect.
But the showstopper? That would be James Brown, without a doubt. He provides the most amazing, mind-blowing, sensational performance that I think ANYONE has ever given. I can't even properly describe it, it's so powerful. You absolutely HAVE to see this to believe it. This DVD, which includes an informative booklet, should probably cost twenty five bucks.
Current price on Amazon.com (and other retailers are probably pricing it similarly) -- $10.68 plus shipping.
Yeah, less than eleven bucks.
If you don't buy this, then don't EVER call yourself a music fan. It's that great. It's that important. It's that ESSENTIAL.
Oh man! Turner Classic Movie channel had one of these rock and roll compilations on last week...it was British and it was called "Top Gear", and it was hilarious! They had a clip of the Beatles doing Twist and Shout at the beginning, and then it was all down hill from there....The Honeycombs, Sounds Incorporated, The Four Remos...and on and on. All lip synced songs from 1964 and '65. Except for a couple of clips of The Animals and Herman's Hermits, it tells volumes about the garage bands from those days.
Green; that dude was an English disc jockey, and in later years, he turned out to be a child molester....who'd have seen that coming? Did you like how each band walked around the set in single file during their song? And the "Humpty Dumpty" song by the Four Remos was so bad it was embarrassing to watch. All in all, it was like watching a train wreck; You know that you shouldn't stare, but you can't help yourself.
JakeGrafton wrote: Jimmy, when will you give your review of the DVD that you bought of this show?
More than a trip down memory lane for those of us who lived during the 1960's this is a golden opportunity to see some of the greats and near-greats performing their hits before a live and very enthusiastic audience. Hosted by Jan and Dean, this was recorded just months before Jan Berry's tragic accident, they are not the only artists whose performances are captured at the height of their careers but with The Rolling Stones it is fascinating to see them when they were just getting started versus the shows they are doing today.
Video production quality is near-excellent, the sound is crisp and clear. This reminds me of the annual shows performed at the Fox Theater in Downtown Detroit in the sixties by all of the Motown artists… The Motown Revue! Except this is better and has a much more broad appeal.
Jake, this has to be one of the greatest musical performance collections of all time…………. Even better than Woodstock! There are so few people that even know about these amazing performances. Some groups were big then and forgotten now but thegreats are here including one of the best James Brown shows ever recorded, Marvin Gaye, terrific Beach Boys segment, and the shockingly good performance by Leslie Gore. Entertainment and musical history all rolled into one well preserved black and white classic.