A Croatian Co-worker who plays guitar, told me that Tama translates to ‘Darkness’ in his language. Not sure I believe it, but he’s not a bullshitter at work. So I guess Us Tama players, play Darkness.
Someone once told me, or I read somewhere, that Pearl was named after the jewel, as that is one of the symbols of Japan.Interesting. I'd never looked up the meaning of Tama. I presumed it was related to the term tam-tam. I believe tam-tam is where the modern concept of the tom-tom originated. I like Tama's translation as darkness a whole lot more though.
Pearl, which, of course, refers to a gem found in the shell of an oyster, also means best, finest, top, or elite. I'd assess those adjectives as accurate descriptors of Pearl's product line.
I'll cease the Pearl panegyrics before matters get out of hand.
Yeah, I doubt there's much mystery behind it. I've always thought of Pearl as just meaning Pearl. It's a tasteful title though, and the logo is nice and simple.Someone once told me, or I read somewhere, that Pearl was named after the jewel, as that is one of the symbols of Japan.
I cant say if it is true or not but I've always liked the idea.
Not a huge stretch of the imagination, really. Her affiliation with the Grand Ole Opry could be romantically cited to explain Pearl's decision to plant its US headquarters in Nashville.Pearl was named after Minnie Pearl because the founder of the company loved Hee Haw so much.It was huge in Japan.
Hee Haw was the opening act of my favorite childhood show, The Dukes of Hazzard. Dukes was followed by Dallas. Didnt catch it until just now, but friday tv was rather country 40 years ago.Hee Haw ruled, by the way. My childhood wouldn't have been the same without it.