Various Artists

The TAMI Show - Shout Factory SF11742 (DVD)

Of all the ‘lost’ rock films, this should never have landed in the vaults. A multi-artist concert from ’64, it may be the most important ‘rockumentary’ of the era, in the Top 5 of any rock-flick list. Viewed only in fragments for 46 years, it’s now available in clean 16:9 black & white, with a mono soundtrack. What you get are magical performances from (deep breath) the Barbarians, the Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, James Brown & the Famous Flames, Marvin Gaye, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Lesley Gore, Jan and Dean, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the Rolling Stones and the Supremes. It was filmed in Electronovision, an early high-def video camera delivering 1000-1100 lines at 25fps.

Sound Quality: 90%