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Thread started 07/02/08 10:22pm

Timmy84

An account of Tammi Terrell's troubling relationship with James Brown



"NOSTALGIA" (TAMMI TERRELL & JAMES BROWN'S ABUSIVE ROMANCE)

According to Tammi Terrell's sister Ludie, during one weekend, "Our mother received a distressing telephone call. Mother was horrified to learn that a 17-year-old Tammi had encountered some trouble on the road and was coming home. James Brown had beaten her mercilessly and Tammi wanted out."

Singer Gene Chandler was also on the tour and said Tammi was in a tumultuous relationship with James Brown. He adds, "I witnessed the situation and she came to me for help, then I called her parents."

Ludie adds, "My father was especially hurt because he knew James and he trusted him with Tammi since she was only 17 and he was 30."

"When Tammi returned home she looked disheveled, tired and just worn out. I learned that night that she had been trying to get away for some time but was worried about breach of contract repercussions."

"While mother and I were unpacking Tammi's things in the basement my mother discovered a blue, silk oriental dress. It was called a Kimono and James had bought it for Tammi. This dress had particular significance! There was blood all over it. We learned that Tammi's abuse was extensive and that this tragic incident involved an umbrella with horrific results.


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I guess I can call it "Motown Drama" since Tammi is most known for her association with Motown but this was during a time she wasn't in the label.
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Reply #1 posted 07/02/08 10:39pm

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Damn... this girl sure had a rough time. Everybody beat her up sad
The Duke should've smacked JB upside the head with a cane lol
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Reply #2 posted 07/02/08 11:00pm

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FuNkeNsteiN said:

Damn... this girl sure had a rough time. Everybody beat her up sad
The Duke should've smacked JB upside the head with a cane lol


lol Gene look like he can whip some ass too. lol Wasn't James like real short compared to him?
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Reply #3 posted 07/02/08 11:05pm

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Timmy84 said:

FuNkeNsteiN said:

Damn... this girl sure had a rough time. Everybody beat her up sad
The Duke should've smacked JB upside the head with a cane lol


lol Gene look like he can whip some ass too. lol Wasn't James like real short compared to him?

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lol


hmmm

Might be, not exactly sure how tall Gene is though smile
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Reply #4 posted 07/02/08 11:18pm

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FuNkeNsteiN said:

Timmy84 said:



lol Gene look like he can whip some ass too. lol Wasn't James like real short compared to him?

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lol


hmmm

Might be, not exactly sure how tall Gene is though smile


I heard he was like 6'3 or something. lol
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Reply #5 posted 07/02/08 11:21pm

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Timmy84 said:

FuNkeNsteiN said:


nod
lol


hmmm

Might be, not exactly sure how tall Gene is though smile


I heard he was like 6'3 or something. lol

Ok, Gene could've definitely whooped JB's ass lol
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Reply #6 posted 07/02/08 11:37pm

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FuNkeNsteiN said:

Timmy84 said:



I heard he was like 6'3 or something. lol

Ok, Gene could've definitely whooped JB's ass lol


Yep. And James was like 5'6, 5'7. falloff He was a little shrimp. Even MJ is taller than him. lol
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Reply #7 posted 07/02/08 11:46pm

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Timmy84 said:

FuNkeNsteiN said:


Ok, Gene could've definitely whooped JB's ass lol


Yep. And James was like 5'6, 5'7. falloff He was a little shrimp. Even MJ is taller than him. lol

falloff

I think the Duke has enough class as to not go around whooping peoples' asses. I think he did the right thing, got in touch with her folks and let them know what was going on.
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Reply #8 posted 07/02/08 11:48pm

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FuNkeNsteiN said:

Timmy84 said:



Yep. And James was like 5'6, 5'7. falloff He was a little shrimp. Even MJ is taller than him. lol

falloff

I think the Duke has enough class as to not go around whooping peoples' asses. I think he did the right thing, got in touch with her folks and let them know what was going on.


That's true. smile
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Reply #9 posted 07/03/08 12:04am

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Timmy84 said:

FuNkeNsteiN said:


Ok, Gene could've definitely whooped JB's ass lol


Yep. And James was like 5'6, 5'7. falloff He was a little shrimp. Even MJ is taller than him. lol

5'7 ain't that small hmph! lol

JB was taller than Prince lol and Mike is almost 6'0, he's like 5'11
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Reply #10 posted 07/03/08 12:15am

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bboy87 said:

Timmy84 said:



Yep. And James was like 5'6, 5'7. falloff He was a little shrimp. Even MJ is taller than him. lol

5'7 ain't that small hmph! lol

JB was taller than Prince lol and Mike is almost 6'0, he's like 5'11


Compared to Gene, I mean, Jay. I ain't a tall drink of water myself being 5'8. lol Besides I think he weighed less than us two (James that is).
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Reply #11 posted 07/03/08 12:23am

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Timmy84 said:

I ain't a tall drink of water myself being 5'8. lol

comfort

lol

Well, actually, I'm only 5'10 myself
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Reply #12 posted 07/03/08 12:24am

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FuNkeNsteiN said:

Timmy84 said:

I ain't a tall drink of water myself being 5'8. lol

comfort

lol

Well, actually, I'm only 5'10 myself


Thanks but I love my height actually. My doctor said I'd be 6'4. lol I knew then that sometimes you can't believe everything you hear. lol After 15, I knew I would stay 5'8. biggrin
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Reply #13 posted 07/03/08 12:42am

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She was beaten with an umbrella...ella...ella...! eek
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Reply #14 posted 07/03/08 4:47am

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Matronik said:

She was beaten with an umbrella...ella...ella...! eek


That's not funny....
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