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Thread #97493   Message #1934936
Posted By: GUEST,Jeff
12-Jan-07 - 09:53 PM
Thread Name: Obit: James Brown December 25, 2006 R.I.P.
Subject: RE: Obit: James Brown December 25, 2006 R.I.P.
The original T.A.M.I. Show(I think TAMI stood for Teenage American Music International...someone correct me if I'm wrong)is available online someplace. It was repackaged w/another movie featuring Ike and Tina Turner w/Chuck Berry doing the segways and intros, but was not nearly as good as the originals. 'That Was Rock', was the name of it, I think.
When my 2 nephews were teens and learning how to play the original TAMI show aired one Sat night in Pittsburgh. Their mom told me they laughed at everybody(Leslie Gore, Jan and Dean, The Barbarians, etc.) except James Brown and the Stones. She said they sat there transfixed and wanted to call me right then though it was 2:00 AM. The next day I remember them calling wanting me to come over and jam. Of course I did and showed them every Beatles, Buck Owens(they LOVED 'Sam's Place'), Ventures, Hendrix, Cream, Stones, James Brown, Temptations, Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder song I could remember. My nephew(the drummer)says he never heard 'the kick drum' until then. They in turn a few years later introduced me to Lagwagon, Pennywise, NOFX, Staind, Me First and the Gimme Gimmies, etc. They're in their mid 20's now and have a punk/goth band called 'This Wicked' on May or may not be to one's taste, but the musicianship is superb. When we get together on holidays we run those old songs, though acoustically. Again, thank you Mr. Brown, RIP.