TOMMY JAMES – Draggin The Line II

Labels:Aura Entertainment
Number of Tracks:1
Total Time:00:04:27
From the Album:Draggin The Line II
Formats:AAA,Adult Hits,Non-Commercial,NPR,Triple A
Available Date & Time: Feb 13 2020 10:30:00 EST
Impact Date: Feb 13 2020 00:00:00

60s Hitmaker TOMMY JAMES Remakes “Draggin The Line” with Special Guests

Tommy James, legendary star of Tommy James and the Shondells, drops a stellar remake of his hit, “Draggin The Line II”, featuring Emmy Award-winning rapper T.O.N.E-z and celebrated guitarist Steven van Zandt. 

“I'd been thinking about a remake of "Draggin' The Line" for a long time and felt that a street version might be perfect.” says Tommy. “I got ahold of T.O.N.E-z, who is a great friend and an amazing talent, to lay down a rap. Then I called in another fantastic friend, Stevie Van Zandt, to record the guitar solo.”  

The hip-hop-infused “Draggin’ The Line II” is off James’ first new album in ten years, Alive, written and produced by Tommy. Released in 2019, Alive charted #10 on Billboard’s Independent Chart. 

Tommy James has long been known as a music innovator and masterful writer and producer, revered for his cutting edge work on his multiple platinum hits including “Crimson & Clover,” Mony Mony,” and “Crystal Blue Persuasion.” The original “Draggin The Line” was a top 5 single in 1971. 

Tommy can be heard weekly on his SiriusXM 60s On 6 satellite radio show, and continues to tour the U.S., playing dozens of sold out shows annually. His critically acclaimed autobiography, Me The Mob and The Music, has a film version in the works with producer Barbara DeFina (Good Fellas, Casino).  

T.O.N.E.-z is an American musician, rapper, and actor best known for his Emmy nomination for the theme song to FX Network drama series "Justified," in which he also appeared as an actor. His latest single "The Parallel" …about anti-bullying.. has reached over 1 million video plays on Facebook.

Steven van Zandt is the beloved guitarist of Bruce Springsteen and The E-Street Band and fronts his own Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul.

Tommy James has sold over 100 million records worldwide in his 50+ year music career. He had his first #1 record at 19 with “Hanky Panky”, with a subsequent 23 gold singles, nine platinum albums and over a dozen Billboard Hot 100 Chart hits, including “I Think We’re Alone Now”, “Mony Mony”, “Sweet Cherry Wine”, “Three Times In Love”, “Mirage”. The timeless “Crimson And Clover” celebrated its 50th anniversary of topping the charts last year. 

Rolling Stone Magazine includes Tommy’s autobiography  ‘Me, The Mob, and The Music’, which is in its fifth printing, on its Top 25 Best Music Memoirs list. 

Tommy James’ songs have been covered by Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Idol, Joan Jett, Kelly Clarkson, Dolly Parton, Santana, R.E.M., and many others, and continues to be heard in movies, tv and commercials, including “Crystal Blue Persuasion” as a closing song in Breaking Bad. Tommy's music is featured in 60 films and 53 tv shows to date, along with numerous commercials. BMI has lauded Tommy for his success with the presentation of a FIVE MILLION AIR AWARD for his music being played more than 21 million times on air.

‘Gettin’ Together With Tommy James’ airs weekly on Sirius XM 60s On 6, Sundays 5-8pm Eastern.

The prestigious NEW JERSEY HALL OF FAME inducted Tommy, and his life size hologram can be viewed at their Newark Airport exhibit in Terminal C.

Tommy is also the recipient of the Pittsburgh Legend Award and the Jukebox Artist of the Year Award.


2/14/20 – Marion Palace Theatre – Marion, OH
2/28/20 – Florida Strawberry Festival – Plant City, FL
3/14/20 – NYCB Theatre – Westbury, NY
3/20/20 – Golden Nugget Casino – Las Vegas, NV
5/16/20  – Stadium Theatre PAC – Woonsocket, RI
5/23/20 – Abbey Road on the River – Jeffersonville, IN
7/25/20 – The Palace Theatre Greensburg, PA
8/13/20 – Napa Town & Country Fair – Napa, CA
8/31/20 – Evergreen State Fair – Monroe, WA
9/13/20 – Wayne County Fair – Wooster, OH
10/30/20 – Golden Nugget Casino – Las Vegas, NV



“Draggin The Line II” Lyric video


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