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  • A Book Review of
    "Me, The Mob and The Music"
    And accompanying interview with TJ
  • JOAN JETT & TOMMY
    @ the R&R HoF 2015
  • 15 Best Moments at the
    Rock -n- Roll HoF
    2015 Induction
  • "Inside Tracks"
    Episode 7
  • HI-FI
    Re-released
    2014
    Available
    Worldwide
  • FEATURED VIDEO "GO"
  • One Helluva Ride
    with
    Tommy James
    and
    The Shondells
    Autographed
    Paperback Edition
    $19.98
    DIRECT
    FROM
    TOMMY
  • ME
    MOB
    MUSIC
    THE
    AND
    THE
    Produced By Barbara De Fina
    An Interview w/ Barbara De Fina
  • Tommy James & The Shondells
    Year Singles Collection
    40
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  • HOLD THE FIRE


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  • TOMMY JAMES &
    THE SHONDELLS
    "MERCH" BAG


    Tommy James & The Shondells

    Official Merchandise Carry Bag

  • ME, THE MOB,
    AND THE MUSIC
    (AUTOBIOGRAPHY)


    Tommy James & The Shondells

    ME, THE MOB, AND THE MUSIC
    (AUTOBIOGRAPHY)

  • HANKY PANKY

    1966

    HANKY PANKY
    1966 - Roulette Records

    "We were the wrong act... with the wrong record... at the wrong time!
    Where did we go right?" -TJ

    As funny as that sounds, in many ways it's true, but the meteoric rise of Tommy James & the Shondells that summer of '66 was surely one of the greatest "Cinderella Stories" in rock history.

  • HANKY PANKY T-SHIRT


    Tommy James & The Shondells

    Hanky Panky T-SHIRT

  • IT'S ONLY LOVE

    1966

    IT'S ONLY LOVE
    1966 - Roulette Records

    IT'S ONLY LOVE was Tommy James and the Shondells' second chart album. Released in the fall of 1966 on the heals of the million selling HANKY PANKY LP, it was essentially the group's third gold single.

  • I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW

    1967

    I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW
    1967 - Roulette Records

    "I Think We're Alone Now" was the 4'th smash hit single in a row for Tommy James & The Shondells, and marked a major evolutionary step in both the sound and style of the group. It also began a long-term relationship between Tommy, producers Bo Gentry and Ritchie Cordell and musical arranger Jimmy Wisner.

  • I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW
    T-SHIRT


    Tommy James & The Shondells

    I Think We`re Alone Now T-SHIRT

  • GETTIN' TOGETHER

    1967

    GETTIN' TOGETHER
    1967 - Roulette Records

    It was June of '67, the "Summer Of Love" - exactly one year since Tommy James and The Shondells burst onto the music scene - and what a year it was!! Voted Billboard Magazine's "Top Male Artists of 1967," their record sales and Top 40 radio success exceeded all expectations.

  • SOMETHING SPECIAL

    1966

    SOMETHING SPECIAL
    1967 - Roulette Records

    SOMETHING SPECIAL: THE BEST OF TOMMY JAMES AND THE SHONDELLS was, of course, a tremendous milestone for the group... their first "Greatest Hits" LP.

  • MONY MONY

    1968

    MONY MONY
    1968 - Roulette Records

    "Songs Like Mony Mony aren't really written, they're sort of hanging in space - waiting to be found - I'm just thankful we found this one." -TJ

  • MONY MONY T-SHIRT


    Tommy James & The Shondells

    Mony Mony T-SHIRT

  • CRIMSON & CLOVER

    1969

    CRIMSON & CLOVER
    1969 - Roulette Records

    CRIMSON & CLOVER must be considered quintessential Tommy James and the Shondells and was certainly the most important LP of their career.

  • CRIMSON & CLOVER T-SHIRT


    Tommy James & The Shondells

    Crimson & Clover T-SHIRT

  • TJ & S w/ ED SULLIVAN
    (AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO)


    Tommy James & The Shondells

    TJ & S w/ Ed Sullivan Classic Collectable
    (AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO)

  • CRYSTAL BLUE PERSUASION T-SHIRT


    Tommy James & The Shondells

    Crystal Blue Persuasion T-SHIRT

  • CELLOPHANE SYMPHONY

    1969

    CELLOPHANE SYMPHONY
    1969 - Roulette Records

    CELLOPHANE SYMPHONY was unexpected and shocking to many TJ & S fans. It was a bold step forward for a group that had only recently crossed over from AM Top-40 to FM radio and, before the dust settled, became one of their most highly acclaimed works.

  • SWEET CHERRY WINE T-SHIRT


    Tommy James & The Shondells

    Sweet Cherry Wine T-SHIRT

  • THE BEST OF TOMMY JAMES
    AND THE SHONDELLS

    1969

    THE BEST OF TOMMY JAMES
    AND THE SHONDELLS

    1969 - Roulette Records

    THE BEST OF TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS, released in the fall of 1969, was the group's second Greatest Hits LP and is by far their biggest selling album (over 10 million copies to date).

  • TRAVELIN'

    1970

    TRAVELIN'
    1970 - Roulette Records

    The TRAVELIN' album was considered by many to be Tommy James and the Shondells' finest work.

  • TOMMY JAMES

    1970

    TOMMY JAMES
    1970 - Roulette Records

    Tommy's first solo album titled simply "TOMMY JAMES", was released in the fall of 1970.

    "It was a bit strange and a little scary making music without the Shondells... but it gave me a chance to experiment with a lot of new sounds and ideas". - TJ

  • CHRISTIAN OF THE WORLD

    1971

    CHRISTIAN OF THE WORLD
    1971 - Roulette Records

    CHRISTIAN OF THE WORLD was a total departure from anything Tommy had ever done before. While it's true, other 'mainstream' pop and country performers had, on occasion, recorded traditional Gospel music...no other rock artist had ever attempted anything as bold as an album of new 'Christian oriented' songs.

  • DRAGGIN' THE LINE T-SHIRT


    Tommy James & The Shondells

    Draggin` The Line T-SHIRT

  • MY HEAD, MY BED
    & MY RED GUITAR

    1972

    MY HEAD, MY BED & MY RED GUITAR
    1972 - Roulette Records

    MY HEAD, MY BED & MY RED GUITAR, recorded in Nashville in the summer of 1971, was hailed as a masterpiece by Rolling Stone Magazine. This album was still another example of Tommy's willingness to put himself in new and unusual musical settings to see what would happen.

  • IN TOUCH

    1976

    IN TOUCH
    1976 - Fantasy Records

    IN TOUCH was the first of two albums Tommy produced for the San Francisco based FANTASY RECORDS. Recorded in the autumn of 1975 at the Fantasy studios in Berkley, it represented not only a geographical change for Tommy, but also a chance to explore new musical territory.

  • MIDNIGHT RIDER

    1977

    MIDNIGHT RIDER
    1977 - Fantasy Records

    MIDNIGHT RIDER was the second Tommy James album released by Fantasy Records. This time the setting and the sound was vintage, 70's LA and Tommy turned the entire production over to legendary songwriter/producer Jeff Barry.

  • THREE TIMES IN LOVE

    1980

    THREE TIMES IN LOVE
    1980 - Millennium

    "As much as I loved living and working in California, I found I really missed the energy and edge I got from being in New York." - TJ... And so in 1979, at the age of thirty-two, Tommy moved back to the East coast and signed a new deal with Millennium Records.

  • ANTHOLOGY

    1988

    ANTHOLOGY
    1988 - Rhino Records

    In 1988, Roulette Records president Morris Levy, sold Roulette and its entire catalog of masters including all the Tommy James recordings from 1966 through 1974.

  • THE SOLO YEARS:
    1970 - 1981

    1989

    THE SOLO YEARS: 1970 - 1981
    1989 - Rhino Records

    With the 1988 purchase of Roulette Records by Rhino and EMI and the release of the blockbuster Tommy James and the Shondells ANTHOLOGY album, it was only natural that the next TJ - Rhino package would be a collection of his solo works.

  • TJ w/ Guitar (STANDING)
    (AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO)


    Tommy James & The Shondells

    TJ w/ Guitar (Standing)
    (AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO)

  • HI-FI

    1990

    HI-FI
    1990 - Aegis Records

    Because Tommy had continued a vigorous recording schedule throughout the eighties and stayed on top of the new digital technologies that were transforming the music industry, he was ready when longtime friend and record exec Ron Alexenberg asked him to do a new album for Aegis Records. The result was HI-FI: an artful mix of lush, synthesized orchestrations offset by hard driving guitars and percussion .... and of course, nine great new TJ songs.

  • TJ at the WTC (ARCHWAY)
    (AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO)


    Tommy James & The Shondells

    TJ at the WTC (Archway)
    (AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO)

  • TJ at the WTC (LIMO)
    (AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO)


    Tommy James & The Shondells

    TJ at the WTC (Limo)
    (AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO)

  • TJ at TIMES SQUARE
    (AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO)


    Tommy James & The Shondells

    TJ at Times Square
    (AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO)

  • T.J. DISCOGRAPHY:
    DEALS & DEMOS '74 - '92

    1993

    TOMMY JAMES DISCOGRAPHY:
    DEALS & DEMOS '74 - '92

    1993 - AURA Records

    The first AURA release was a "double CD box set" highlighting the best of Tommy's post-Roulette career. It was called TOMMY JAMES DISCOGRAPHY: DEALS & DEMOS '74 - '92, and was a collection of all his singles and best album cuts from the five labels he had worked with since leaving Roulette... MCA, Fantasy, Millennium, Polygram/21, and Aegis.

  • TJ w/ SUNGLASSES
    (AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO)


    Tommy James & The Shondells

    TJ w/ Sunglasses
    (AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO)

  • A NIGHT IN BIG CITY

    1996

    A NIGHT IN BIG CITY
    (An Audio-Movie)
    1996 - AURA Records

    "A NIGHT IN BIG CITY was an idea that had been rolling around in my head for a couple of years... an experiment from beginning to end. I guess you could say it was a DVD without the 'DV'." - TJ

  • TJ w/ GUITAR
    (IN THE STUDIO)
    (AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO)


    Tommy James & The Shondells

    TJ w/ Guitar (In The Studio)
    (AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO)

  • TOMMY JAMES
    GREATEST HITS LIVE!

    1997

    TOMMY JAMES
    GREATEST HITS LIVE!

    1997 - AURA Records

    Now, finally, all Tommy's fans can experience this unforgettable night - it's all here - the show, the crowd, the excitement and energy...everything!

  • TJ & S LIVE AT
    "THE BITTER END"
    (AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO)


    Tommy James & The Shondells

    Live at "The Bitter End"
    (AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO)

  • LIVE! AT THE BITTER END
    DVD


    Tommy James & The Shondells

    Live! At The Bitter End DVD

  • I LOVE CHRISTMAS (Single)

    2004

    I LOVE CHRISTMAS (Single)
    2004 - AURA Records


    TOMMY JAMES
    &
    THE SHONDELLS

  • SWEET CHERRY WINE (Single)

    2005

    SWEET CHERRY WINE (Single)
    2005 - AURA Records



  • ISN'T THAT THE GUY (Single)

    2005

    ISN'T THAT THE GUY (Single)
    2005 - AURA Records


  • LUPE & JOE (Single)

    2006

    LUPE & JOE (Single)
    2006 - AURA Records


  • LOVE WORDS (Single)

    2006

    LOVE WORDS (Single)
    2006 - AURA Records


  • HOLD THE FIRE

    2006

    HOLD THE FIRE

    2006 - AURA Records

  • I LOVE CHRISTMAS
    THE ALBUM

    2008

  • TJ w/ Guitar (SITTING)
    (AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO)


    Tommy James & The Shondells

    TJ w/ Guitar (Sitting)
    (AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO)

  • 40 YEAR SINGLES
    COLLECTION 1966 - 2006

    2008

    TOMMY JAMES
    40 YEAR SINGLES
    COLLECTION 1966 - 2006


    2008 - AURA Records

  • 40 YEAR ANIVERSARY T-SHIRT


    Tommy James & The Shondells

    40 Year Aniversary T-SHIRT

  • I LOVE CHRISTMAS
    VINYL LP

    2012

  • HI-FI

    2014

    HI-FI
    2014 - Aegis Records

    As the 1980's unfolded, Tommy's music went through a renaissance. Besides being a staple on classic rock and oldies stations, his songs began popping up everywhere... in films, on TV and cover recordings by other artists. Joan Jett had a smash hit with her remake of "Crimson & Clover" while Tiffany and Billy Idol had back-to-back number one records with "I Think We're Alone Now" and "Mony Mony" respectively... his catalog was getting hot.


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