Whoa! The Barbarians perform “Hey Little Bird” on the TAMI package show in October 1964. Grungy garage rock waaaay ahead of its time, and the shot of Moulty the drummer going nuts with the dancers in the background is outtasight. If I had a time machine, I would figure out how to be in the audience for the TAMI extravaganza.
While we’re talking about the TAMI show, check out this incredible set by James Brown. The story goes that when scheduled show-closers the Rolling Stones saw his rehearsal, they begged not to have to follow him. If you don’t have time to watch the whole thing, skip to “Night Train” at 12:55 and be amazed.
Early prog rock by the Family, the Flock, and Clouds; garage band 45s by the Rainy Daze, the Laughing Kind, the High Spirits, and the Footprints; swingin’ soul from Gladys Knight & the Pips, Percy Sledge, and Darrow Fletcher; plus the Turtles, the Byrds, Steppenwolf, and a half-dozen other great records from the 60s.
Killer live performances from 1965 by three of the biggest bands of the decade, plus Marianne Faithfull, the Merry-Go-Round, Pink Floyd, the Gentrys, the Liverpool Five, Eddie Floyd, the Nashville Teens, and ten more groovy ’60s sides.
We’ll check out a couple of mid-60s singles by artists who would be big in the 70s, plus records by Barry St John, Them, Georgie Fame, St John Green, the Blues Project, the Lemon Drops, the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, the Kinks, Sands, the Hollies, and ten others.
Outtakes from Dylan’s “Highway 61 Revisited” and Big Brother & the Holding Company’s “Cheap Thrills”; psychedelic soul by the Chambers Brothers; regional 45s by the Trashmen, the Tropics, the Zip Codes, and the Spacemen; plus the Orange Bicycle, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, the Yardbirds, Del Shannon, Peter & Gordon, and more.
This week, we dig records by the Bobby Fuller Four, the Fab Four, Joe Cocker, Barbara Lynn, Jefferson Airplane, Betty Wright, the Todes, the Rationals, the Left Banke, the End, and a dozen more
Who wouldn’t love this clip? Pat & Lolly Vegas (later to be known as Redbone) perform a cool song in a monster’s mouth at a club called the Dungeon while a girl wearing a tiara, gloves,go-go boots, and a bikini with fringe dances in front of them. ‘Nuff said.
This 1965 musical starred Gerry & the Pacemakers, and was the first film to be shot on location in Liverpool after the city became a famous hotbed of that beat, beat, beat. The trailer stands alone as a mid-60s time capsule.