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Bro! Thank you for sharing this and all the other cuts -- this totally rocks!
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these guys should be playing the biggest clubs in the world. not only because they still kick ass, but because they are living history. are you kidding me??? freakin' fantastic!!
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04/11/2015 they played at Prairie Knights Casino this their opening number - had  to feel it, it's a good feeling, it's a rock & roll feeling.
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Super talent....real music......when music mattered..... like paul revere's raiders.....great performers and amazing songs....... real musicians
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Not only is his voice still crisp, but the entire band is rock solid tight!  Thanks for posting this.
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hmmmm I am still lovin Tommy ! Great voice and looks even better with age !
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I heard that he lives in Ridgefield New Jersey
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Velma Perez Shared on Google+ · 7 months ago
Tommy James & The Shondells - Draggin' The Line (…: http://youtu.be/f5AX-kv4Q4M
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al kid jr Shared on Google+ · 5 months ago
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The lead guitarist and bassist look like brothers. Wonder if they are?
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Tommy James was another great Michigan Rocker along with Bob Seger, Ted Nugent and Kid Rock.
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I grew up with this music, brings tears to my eyes...THANKS for posting....
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KEN FRANK Shared on Google+ · 8 months ago
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I still haven't seen him, but he's on my bucket list. Great talent.
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This came one the TV radio and took me wwwaaaayyyy!!!!!!!! BACK!
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Antonella Bianca bis Shared on Google+ · 1 year ago
TOMMY JAMES   &     THE  SHONDELLS
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TOMMY JAMES   &     THE  SHONDELLS
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love all their songs.  love em.
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Why isnt this man in the RNR  hall of fame ? This gem was covered by REM who are in there. If RocknRoll is the Devil s music then the Devil must reside In Cleveland and is purposely screwing over RNR fans by including such third tier acts like Donovan Run Dmc and the Beastie Boys while screwing over TJ the Moody Blues Steve Miller Steppenwolf Yes Roxy Music Jethro Tull .etc etc and who the fuck are the miters ?
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+Michael Dubin Yes to King Crimson and Yes and there is also Steve Miller  Moody Blues  Steppenwolf  Roxy Music  Motorhead   and Jethro Tull .Dont put your life on hold/ ! The RNR are Hall of Fame has become another bastion of antimeritocracy. I heard Corporate flunkies and anti Elitist washed up Rock writers make the decisions. and thats  why we have those sorry ass class of inductees now. They saw the pitchforks and torches of the Kiss Army marching on Cleveland so they gave in to that but i bet they didnt want to
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He's in the Michigan RNR Hall of Fame but unfortunately not in the one that truly counts.
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original release???
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WOW...... Can-not Thank the Poster of this high quality performance enough. Absolutely Superb... One of my first two 45s the other Zagger & Evans "In the year 2525.     Encore Please ....Any Three Dog, Don Mclean, ?????
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Greg Fishel Shared on Google+ · 1 year ago
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Greg Fishel Shared on Google+ · 1 year ago
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Much later than the version I grew up with ,but live music is always different than studio recordings. In case you have been dragging the line, or just dragged your butt out of bed. #MusicalSunday   #music  
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Rasta novascotiarasta Shared on Google+ · 1 year ago
Good morning Plussers. Our election is getting cut-throat (SURPRISE!) and now the news covers how many pairs of shoes the candidates bought, and how much shoe leather is being worn. I just want to see my candidates, only one has some by so far, I want to be objective, I know they are all lying, I want to pick the most convincing  liar, that will fool even ME, so that they will go far in politics, like most unscrupulous ones do. :) Who's used more shoes this election? ♫ Draggin' The Line ♫ - Tommy James & The Shondells http://youtu.be/f5AX-kv4Q4M LIVE #Music
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The white stuff will be falling from the sky before you know it :)
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A friend, with an adopted Nigerian child, said the 5 year old stepped outside and exclaimed, "Smells Like Winter" Hmm. good nose. I can smell spring, my nose gets too cold trying to smell white stuff.  But I better adapt, this is the time of the year when I catch up on all the stuff I didn't do in the warm nice weather.. no snow.. no snow.. click my heels twice and say No snow, and I might not be in Halifax Toto. :)
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I was 9 when i first heard this band have loved them decades . I used to play drums to their music was to poor for real drums nut i found some old tree stumps and trashcan lids . Now that ive become a christian my walk has been bittersweet. Kinda cl,ose to his story as well,except i wasnt with the mob lol.
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@dataghost196 someday there kids will say what is VHS or CD, or worse yet What is a cell phone. They will all have implants in their heads.
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Wow, when did they perform this, this does not look anything like the 70s, but they sure sound the same if not better.
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My son always said, 'when I grow up,I'm going to have dog named Sam (Samantha)" and he did,,when he was 25 yrs old,he went and had a border collie mix,and I acually saw her eat purple flowers in the grass,my both looked at each other and smiled!!!!:)
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Music that celebrates life! Thanks for all the great music!
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Music from good times, good times. Just too young and stupid to know it!
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They Rocked Bethel Concert Park NY this last Sunday night with Blood Sweat and Tears, and The Family Stone ! What a night!
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ok what type of guitar is tommy playing
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This sounds better than the studio version.
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Reminds of 1971 working at the boat shop after school in the 11th grade. Weekends loading up our dirt bikes and heading up hwy 41 into the Sierra Nevada mountains from Fresno. A little Datsun pickup. We packed a Kawasaki 350, Montessa 250, Bultaco 250 and Honda trail 70, plus tool box, ice chest, three in the front and Ralph's little brother in the back. Ralph, Jim, me and Ralph's younger brother. All day rides I'll remember those days when I close my eyes the final time..... Fun......
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I understand from Christian TV interview this morning, Tommy James and the Shondells are going strong with thieir music and planning Big Broadway show and concerting. Mr James and his group are all Christians. Good News!
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Tommy, you're lookin fine too!
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your not an uncultured idiot, you just have to dig in the good ole days!
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But you got it NOW!! That's all that matters.....
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Wow still sounds good...good music with good friends, makes for a good times.
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Seeing this post brings back a lot of memories. The orange 70 500 was a bad bike too in those days.
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@TheTanbot U should everyone knows it's toommmy & them gosh i'm happy for this
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My dear wife works for the Detroit District Corp of Engineers Go Army!!!
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Thank you so much for posting this song. I went tripping down memory lane. Loved the trip!!
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LOVE this song!!! And Tommy James!!!
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I'd love to see and hear the rest of that set
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Tj's music takes me back to my youth and how much fun I had. No worries man!
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Sorry SkidRowJosephine, but I kind of resent the remark about a Captain Crunch uniform!!!!!! I served in the military for a long time and nobody ever called mine a Captain Crunch uniform.
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The comments on this post are a riot. Tanbot- you found it- just needed to be born a little earlier I guess. Love the captain crunch comment. Tommy James was outstanding!
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Looks like the guy from "Back To The Future"
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I want to eat purple flowers with Sam.
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Tommy's guitar looks to my eyes like a Fender Jaguar but it may be another type very similar. Jazzmaster maybe? I have a 1965 Jaguar and always love to see people playing them as not too many really play them. They are very versatile. The neck on mine is sweet and it sounds amazing. BTW Tommy James is awesome. Just finished his book on Kindle. A GREAT read. Me the Mob and Music. If you haven't read it you will love it if you like Tommy and his musical talent.
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omg tommy james looks great for his age
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Don't know about any of you, but this song has me want to get a beagle name it Sam and run through pastures of flowers. That comment someone made about wanting to eat purple flowers with Sam yeah hey sounds good. Putting aside pretense, enjoying life. Wow, says a lot huh? Seems like there were hippies who ran with it when it was popular and hippies who were that way to the core, like the Shondells. Trends die, true beliefs? Easy to see Tommy James sharing sweet cherry wine with the Dali Lama.
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Wish I'd been there, cool sound, thanks for posting the video.
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@TheTanbot I kept hearing "back in the line" lol then finally something popped up from yahoo answers with a CORRECT answer, thank goodness
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@TheTanbot No one who starts from that little information and incorrect information who finds what they're looking for could be an idiot!! Congrats!
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The 71 H2 was the fastest 750 made off the showroom in those days. Blue with the silver tank. I had one with a Denco kit that kicked backside.
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I remember having all their records, he is still hot!!
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I love this music I remember years ago when listen to it at high volumes and dance along with, also saw the group live in Portland, oregon
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I even like this version better than the 60s one.
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The Shondells? Where is Mike Vale??? Bassist/Riff Master...TJ sounds strong.
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dont you understand? The song is about Sam. Bless Sam
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In my opinion, there is no music written today that can stand up to this awesomeness!!
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@moseham It looks like a Fender Jaguar with P90's. with the origional floating bridge. Hope that helps.
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I want to eat purple flowers with Sam.
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My '73 Honda 750 blew the doors off ALL Kaw 750's everyday all day long. Blow off Kaw 900's in the 1/4 mile. . . . Have all the witness you could ever want!!
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Typo: Highest charting song ever - and then #1 - \crimson and \clover
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TJ@S have a world records. Highest record sales in 2 consecutive years. Fastest charting song of all time on \billboard, etc.
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He looks amazingly good. I want to know his youthful secrets. Plus, this song is just so phenomenal!
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@TheTanbot For like 20 years of my life I thought the name of the song was "Hangin' Around"
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@TheTanbot my husband thought the name of the song was "huggin a tree".....lol! try finding that one....it is a line in this song but thats it! Dont feel to bad
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this 40 year old song blows away anything on the radio today.
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my dog sam eats purple flowers
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@Dual500 was the Kawasaki a 3 cylinder? Go like the blazes? Love the musix Peopl not from this generation sure missed out on a lot.
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