Sunday, June 24, 2012

The T.A.M.I. Show

The T.A.M.I. Show {aka. Gather No Moss}
American International Pictures
Directed by: Steve Binder   Executive Producer: Bill Sargent
Musical Director: Phil Spector   Arranger: Jack Nitzsche
Running Time: 110 min   Black & White   Date: 1964

Starring: Jan and Dean {hosts},Chuck Berry, Gerry and The Pacemakers, Leslie Gore, The Barbarians, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, The Supremes, Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas,Marvin Gaye, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, James Brown and His Fabulous Flames,The Wrecking Crew {house band}, Darlene Love, The T.A.M.I. Show dancers

The Teenage American Music International (T.A.M.I.) awards show was produced by Bill Sargent under the musical direction of Phil Spector and took pace over two days, October 28 and 29, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Through their acquaintance with Phil Spector, the Stones got a chance to be on a show with some of their beloved idols and get to a wider audience in US.
In addition to the five songs included here, the Stones rehearsed Not Fade AwayTell Me and 2120 South Michigan Avenue for the show, although those three numbers were not included in the film.
Though these concerts were performed in front of a live audience, this film was the planned end product. The "T.A.M.I. Show" was later released under other titles, such as "Gather No Moss", "Teenage Command Performance" and "That was Rock" (actually this one combines the "T.A.M.I." with its sequel "The Big TNT Show" from 1965). The film was shown unedited and in its entirety on cable television in Canada in 1984 (20th anniversary of its release), on the First Choice Network. An authorized DVD was released in March 2010, though bootlegs have abounded in any format.

The T.A.M.I. Show programme, ticket and one-sided, promo 7" single AIP 6418 (45 RPM),
with four advertisements for the American International Pictures rock and roll concert film

Track Listing:
Jan And Dean: (Here They Come) From All Over The World
Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode/ Maybellene
Gerry And The Pacemakers: Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying/ It’s Gonna Be Alright
Chuck Berry: Sweet Little Sixteen
Gerry And The Pacemakers: How Do You Do It?
Chuck Berry: Nadine
Gerry And The Pacemakers: Like It
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: That’s What Love Is Made Of/ You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me/ Mickey’s 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/ It’s 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 And 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 and 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 Alright

The finale of The T.A.M.I. Show is an orchestra and playback jam entitled "Get Together", featuring all cast members while the credits roll.

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