Sunday, June 5, 2011

The T.A.M.I. Show

I watched this DVD with my kids last night, who got as big a kick out of the go-go dancers as the music. It was filmed in 1964 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Almost all of it was terrific - unsurprising with Chuck Berry, James Brown, the Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, the Beach Boys, the Miracles and the Supremes on the bill. Brown stole the show, of course; after the third iteration of the cape routine, my 7-year-old commented "they should call him the King of Rock 'n' Roll!" But this one just slayed me; I've always loved this song, and she completely transcends the studio version:

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