About the show
Radio Base Camp interview with Tommy James on Oct 9, 2009, hosted by Eric Cocks with Steve di Costanzo. Tommy goes deep, talking about music, songwriting, production and his upcoming book, "Me, The Mob and The Music". We cover the story behind the recording of Crimson & Clover (and why it was re-edited). Tommy talks about the magic of finding Hanky Panky in a bar and how it became a surprise hit long after it was recorded. We go into the creation of Mony Mony and the re-recording and remixing of Draggin' The Line (originally a B side, then a huge smash).
Later in the show, we talk about the scene at Roulette Records and how that ties into "Me, The Mob and The Music" and... The Sopranos.
Tommy is thoroughly engaging, charming and funny throughout... totally in the moment. We cover breaking news of a major movie and a Broadway musical based on Tommy's life.
He's sold over 100 million records and his songs have been covered by over 300 artists.