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The Retro Mix Playlist for 11/1/14: 50th Anniversary Tribute to The T.A.M.I. Show

 
6 pm hour
 
(Here They Come) From All Over the World- Jan & Dean
Johnny B. Goode- Chuck Berry
High School Confidential- Jerry Lee Lewis
I Get Around- The Beach Boys
You Didn't Look 'Round- Lesley Gore
That's What Love Is Made Of- The Miracles
Prisoner of Love- James Brown
It's Gonna Be Alright- Gerry & the Pacemakers
Give Him a Great Big Kiss- The Shangri-Las
Stubborn Kind of Fellow- Marvin Gaye
Another Saturday Night- Sam Cooke
Hey Little Bird- The Barbarians
The Monster Mash- Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers
Little Children- Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas
Nadine- Chuck Berry
Maybe I Know- Lesley Gore
Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go- Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
Around and Around- The Rolling Stones
Mickey's Monkey- The Miracles
Mercy- Larry & Lorrie Collins
 
7 pm hour
 
Surfin' U.S.A.- The Beach Boys
Run, Run, Run- The Supremes
Good Golly Miss Molly- Little Richard
Haunted House- Jumpin' Gene Simmons
The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)- Jan & Dean
Can I Get a Witness- Marvin Gaye
Okefenokee- Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon
You Don't Own Me- Lesley Gore
A Certain Girl- Ernie K. Doe
Out of Sight- James Brown
Too Much- Elvis Presley
When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes- The Supremes
From a Window- Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas
Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying- Gerry & the Pacemakers
I'm Coming on Back to You- Jackie Wilson
Maybellene- Chuck Berry
Charlie Brown- The Orlons
Hitch Hike- Marvin Gaye
I'm All Right- The Rolling Stones
Dance, Dance, Dance- The Beach Boys
Hey Now- Lesley Gore
 
8 pm hour
 
Please, Please, Please- James Brown
Young Blood- The Coasters
Where Did Our Love Go- The Supremes
Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow the Sun)- Del Shannon
How Do You Do It?- Gerry & the Pacemakers
Pride and Joy- Marvin Gaye
Don't Ever Leave Me- Connie Francis
Time Is on My Side- The Rolling Stones
Let the Four Winds Blow- Fats Domino
It's My Party- Lesley Gore
Judy's Turn to Cry- Lesley Gore
Sweet Little Sixteen- Chuck Berry
Zoom- The Cadillacs
You Really Got a Hold on Me- The Miracles
Sidewalk Surfin'- Jan & Dean
R-O-C-K- Bill Haley & his Comets
Baby Love- The Supremes
I Like It- Gerry & the Pacemakers
Brown Eyed Handsome Man- Buddy Holly
Night Train- James Brown
It's All Over Now- The Rolling Stones

 

The Retro Mix Video of the Week:

The T.A.M.I. Show's 50th Anniversary

On October 28 and 29 of 1964, The T.A.M.I. Show concerts took place at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. With the acronym "T.A.M.I." alternately standing for "Teenage Awards Music International" and "Teen Age Music International"The T.A.M.I. Show is a landmark piece of pop culture history which featured some of the biggest acts of the era (including its hosts, Jan & Dean). The best footage from the two concerts was edited into a film (which was released on December 29, 1964). Over the years, The T.A.M.I. Show has rightfully earned its reputation as one of the greatest concert films ever. 

Below are just a few of the highlights:

  • James Brown & the Famous Flames' scorching 4-song set. 
  • The Barbarians' highly-energized performance of "Hey Little Bird", which featured a solo by their one-handed drummer Victor "Moulty" Moulton.
  • The gyrating dancers, one of whom was a 17-year old Teri Garr
  • The Miracles' electrifying performance of "Mickey's Monkey".

When the film was finally released on DVD in 2010 I wrote a review on my blog, which you can read here

To mark the The T.A.M.I. Show's 50th anniversary, I'll be doing a tribute on The Retro Mix (which airs from 6 pm to 9 pm) on Saturday November 1st. In addition to featuring most (if not all) of the songs performed in the film, I'll be spinning other oldies from the 50s through the early-mid 60s.  

Below is the trailer for The T.A.M.I. Show

 

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