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Thread #97493 Message #1932899
Posted By: GUEST,Mr. Dynamite
10-Jan-07 - 11:54 PM
Thread Name: Obit: James Brown December 25, 2006 R.I.P.
Subject: RE: Obit: James Brown December 25, 2006 R.I.P.
The memory banks were rattled by the reference to the TAMI Show above. I first saw that as The TAMI/TNT Show which repackeded two live concerts from the mid-60s. Lots of great soul and rock acts and a totally racially mixed young audience, everybody grooving to the bands and the wacky go go dancers (including a young Teri Garr!). Really a terrific movie music experience. Saw it at the old Strand theater in SF in the mid-80s. The house was nearly empty, but those seven people went nuts when James Brown in his prime came on the screen. We all started screaming. Even the janitor. I still get goosebumps thinking of it. I read that Elvis rented a theater in Memphis that he could watch that scene over and over. The way I remember it The Rolling Stones looked pretty wimpy coming on after him. Amazing.