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T.A.M.I. Show Reviews

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September 19, 2013
Some jams for sure are abound on this time capsule. Let me tell you that James Brown owns this.
August 13, 2013
A time capsule of the pop music industry, circa 1964.
May 8, 2013
A fun rock n' roll show. James Brown's set is absolutely killer.
½ December 6, 2012
Probably one of the best concert films ever made. Featuring so many acts from the 60s like Chuck Berry, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Smokey Robinson, James Brown, The Supremes, The Beach Boys, and the Rolling Stones...and emceed by Jan and Dean (who also perform), this is the best showcase of Pop music from different genres in the 1960s possible. All that is missing is the Beatles! Really enjoyable piece of film for music fans. James Brown's performance is incredible. Totally cool 60s time capsule.
½ November 13, 2011
I couldn't hear a damn thing over all the screaming girls.
June 22, 2011
Phil Spector! The Ronettes! The beach Boys! And MUCH, MUCH more! Could never happen again, with today's performers.
June 8, 2011
The best concert film you've never seen. Check it out if at all possible. Great music, great acts...music history!
May 31, 2011
It's the show that Sting's boasts about owning a VHS copy for years just to watch on his VCR, in 1980. Now, that it's finally (legally) on DVD, it's on my "to watch list".
March 13, 2011
Off the hook! James Brown especially is phenomenal.
June 4, 2010
This is one of the best hidden gems that I have ever discovered. The TAMI Show has just been released for the first time ever on home video and it really deserves an audience. The film is a concert film from 1964 that features one of the greatest line-ups of music legends ever caught on film. The film's wide collection of stars features Marvin Gaye, Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys, The Supremes, James Brown and The Rolling Stones to name a few. The great wonder of the film is that not only did they all play in the same concert together, but all the performances are exceptional. The most impressive of the performances is James Brown in maybe his wildest and most furious performances caught on film. Aside from the stellar line-up of stars the film is also very well made. The action on stage was wonderfully captured and the film has a wonderful flow to it. Director Steve Binder captures an amazing moment in rock history with a stylish yet steady hand. He is able to capture the chaos of a live event perfectly. When it comes down to it there is not much to dislike with The TAMI Show. It features more music legends then I have time to name, it is wonderfully filmed and edited, and also serves as a wonderful time capsule of the early 1960's. If you consider yourself a fan of film or music, this is essential viewing.
May 16, 2010
Recorded in late 1964 in Santa Monica, this documents a one night concert with artists like Chuck Berry, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, James Brown, Leslie Gore, Jan and Dean, the Beach Boys, and the Rolling Stones.

What an amazing cultural artifact! Thanks to the fine folks at Shout Factory, this legendary concert film has been unearthed and restored for its first ever home video release. That's right, this 1964 film has rarely appeared on TV over the years and has never been on vhs, laserdisc, or dvd until now.
½ May 4, 2010
James Brown burned it down! Mick Jagger performed after him and he had to have some "shimmy legs" anxiety.
½ April 30, 2010
60% of the time, 100% of the hyperbole about this show is true.

nobody can sweat like james brown.
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