Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sights and Sounds: 'T.A.M.I. SHOW/THE BIG T.N.T. SHOW COLLECTOR'S EDITION' coming to Blu-ray on December 2

Talk about some legendary performances! I'm sure this Blu-ray release would make a great holiday gift for some discerning music listener on your list! 


DECEMBER 2, 2016

Los Angeles, CA – Fans of classic rock and soul rejoiced when the legendary concert film T.A.M.I. Show made its DVD debut on Shout! Factory in 2009. Now that beloved film makes its Blu-ray debut, along with its long-lost—and much requested—follow-up, The Big TNT Show, on December 2, 2016, as part of the 2-disc Blu-ray set T.A.M.I. Show / The Big T.N.T. Show Collector's Edition, from Shout! Factory. (The Big TNT Show will also be released as a standalone DVD on the same day.) The set will contain all the bonus features from the T.A.M.I. Show DVD, plus new interviews with The Big T.N.T. Show performers Petula Clark, Henry Diltz and John Sebastian, and a 36-page booklet featuring detailed essays by Don Waller, rare photos, and memorabilia.

The Big T.N.T. Show was filmed in Los Angeles in November of 1965 and stars some of the biggest acts of the day, including many future Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members, performing their best material. The Byrds, in their original line-up of Gene Clark, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Michael Clarke, and Roger McGuinn, perform two # 1 hits, “Mr. Tambourine Man” and “Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season).” Ray Charles gives a rousing performance of “What’d I Say” and “Let the Good Times Roll.” A sultry performance by The Ronettes on “Be My Baby” is met with impassioned screams from the audience; The Lovin’ Spoonful perform their Top 10 hits “Do You Believe in Magic?” and “You Didn’t Have to Be So  Nice”; and Bo Diddley fires up the crowd with “Bo Diddley” and “Hey, Bo Diddley.” To close the show, The Ike & Tina Turner Revue give an electrifying performance, including “I Think It’s Going to Work Out Fine” and “A Fool in Love.”

Also on the stage that evening was Petula Clark, performing her No. 1 hit “Downtown”; Roger Miller, playing his biggest hit, “King of the Road”; Donovanopening his set with Buffy Sainte-Marie’s “Universal Soldier”; and the reigning queen of folk, Joan Baez, reflecting the continuing popularity of the genre as the Vietnam War escalated.

Performing to the side of the stage in between acts, but not seen in the film, was the Modern Folk Quartet. Made up of future luminaries - songwriter/producer Chip Douglas, Lovin’ Spoonful member Jerry Yester, famous rock photographer Henry Diltz, and songwriter/musician Cyrus Faryar, with session player “Fast” Eddie Hoh on drums, the band closed the evening with the show’s Harry Nilsson-composed theme song “This Could Be The Night.”

Originally billed as a companion piece to the T.A.M.I. Show after that show’s success, The Big T.N.T. Show holds up as an essential time capsule from its day. Phil Spector was on board to help produce, to serve as the on-screen music director, and to play piano for Baez’s rendition of The Righteous Brothers’ “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling.” David McCallum, a rising star appearing in the new TV series The Man From U.N.C.L.E., was tapped to emcee. Filmed at what was then the Moulin Rouge nightclub on Sunset, footage also includes shots of the Los Angeles haunts Chateau Marmont, Ben Frank’s coffee shop, and fleeting hot spot The Trip nightclub.

One of the most acclaimed rock events ever captured on film, the 1964 concert known as T.A.M.I. Show also featured performances by several future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. In a lineup like no other, the Rolling Stones, James Brown, the Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, the SupremesChuck Berry, Lesley Gore and others took the stage one after another on October 29 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

Aside from the five rock groups, all the performers were backed by a band that we've come to know as the Wrecking Crew, famed for playing on Phil Spector-produced hits, Beach Boys albums and much more, with future stars Glen Campbell and Leon Russell, among others. Fanita James, Jean King, and future solo star Darlene Love, billed as The Blossoms, provided backing vocals.

Mastered from a new High-Definition transfer, The T.A.M.I. Show / The Big T.N.T. Show Collector's Edition brings both of these history-making films to life in a definitive set that no fan or scholar of rock and soul music will want to be without.

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The Big T.N.T. Show Performances:                                                The T.A.M.I. Show Performances

David McCallum, emcee, conducting the orchestra                      Jan And Dean
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (instrumental)                                     (Here They Come) From All Over The World

Ray Charles                                                                                           Chuck Berry
What’d I Say                                                                                          Johnny B. Goode
Petula Clark
Downtown                                                                                             Gerry And The Pacemakers
                                                                                                                Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying
The Lovin’ Spoonful                                                                             It’s Gonna Be Alright
Do You Believe In Magic
You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice                                                          Chuck Berry
Bo Diddley                                                                                            
Hey Bo Diddley                                                                                     Gerry And The Pacemakers
Bo Diddley                                                                                             Like It

Joan Baez                                                                                               Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
500 Miles                                                                                              That’s What Love Is Made Of
There But For Fortune                                                                        You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me
                                                                                                                Mickey’s Monkey
Ray Charles
Georgia On My Mind                                                                           Marvin Gaye
Let The Good Times Roll                                                                     Stubborn Kind Of Fellow
                                                                                                                Pride And Joy
Joan Baez with Phil Spector                                                               Can I Get A Witness
You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling                                                        Hitch Hike

The Ronettes                                                                                        Lesley Gore
Be My Baby                                                                                           Maybe I Know
Shout                                                                                                      You Don’t Own Me
                                                                                                                You Didn’t Look Around
Roger Miller                                                                                          Hey Now
Dang Me                                                                                                It’s My Party
Engine Engine #9                                                                                 Judy’s Turn To Cry
King of the Road
England Swings    
                                                                                                                Jan & Dean
The Byrds                                                                                              The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)
Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)                    Sidewalk Surfin
The Bells Of Rhymney
Mr. Tambourine Man                                                                          The Beach Boys
                                                                                                                Surfin’ USA
Petula Clark                                                                                          I Get Around
You’re The One                                                                                    Surfer Girl
My Love                                                                                                 Dance, Dance, Dance
Donovan                                                                                                Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas
Universal Soldier                                                                                  Little Children
Summer Day Reflection Songs                                                           Bad To Me
Bert’s Blues                                                                                           I’ll Keep You Satisfied
Sweet Joy                                                                                              From A Window
The Ike & Tina Turner Revue                                                             The Supremes
Shake                                                                                                     When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes               
A Fool In Love                                                                                       Run, Run, Run
It’s Gonna Work Out Fine                                                                   Baby Love
Please, Please, Please                                                                         Where Did Our Love Go
Goodbye So Long                                                                                
The Barbarians
David McCallum, conducting the orchestra                                    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

T.A.M.I. Show / The Big T.N.T. Show Collector's Edition Bonus Features
  • Interview with T.A.M.I. Show director Steve Binder
  • New interviews with The Big T.N.T. Show performers Petula Clark, Henry Diltz and John Sebastian                                                         
  • Commentary by T.A.M.I. Show director Steve Binder
  • Original T.A.M.I Show/The Big TNT Show radio spots
  • 36-page booklet featuring detailed essays by Don Waller and rare photos and memorabilia

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