You can enjoy the 70’s all over again, when you watch The Soul of The Midnight Special dvd set from the folks at Time Life.
From 1973 to 1981, people across the country stayed up late to watch The Midnight Special on Friday nights after The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
Top artists performed a live concert each week, which made the show stand out as unique.
Acts were not pre-recorded and artists actually performed their hits instead of lip syncing.
This 5 disc DVD set includes legendary soul performances that originally aired from 1973 to 1976.
- James Brown
- Earth, Wind & Fire
- Al Green
- Gladys Knight & the Pips
- Curtis Mayfield
- Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
- Ohio Players
- Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
- Sly & the Family Stone
- The Staple Singers
- The Stylistics
- Barry White
- Bill Withers
- and others!
I had to watch Chaka Khan first, but then I went on an enjoyable trip down memory lane watching the others.
Which artists are your favorites?
5 Disc Set
Release Date 10/6/2020
’70s soul: The fabulous artists. The smash hits. The timeless memories.
The greatest singers of the decade deliver their greatest performances in concert on The Midnight Special, 1973–1976.
These are live uncut performances, just straight-from-the-heart soul singing—with live musicians in front of a live audience.
All your favorites are here—from Let’s Stay Together to Midnight Train to Georgia.
From love songs like the Stylistics’ Betcha by Golly, Wow to dance grooves like Sly & the Family Stone’s Dance to the Music and Ohio Players’ Fire.
Classic performances include:
- Back Stabbers by the O’Jays
- Tired of Being Alone by Al Green
- Could It Be I’m Falling in Love by Spinners
- Lean on Me by Bill Withers
- The Love I Lost by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
- I Want to Take You Higher by Sly & the Family Stone.
Plus bonus interviews with top soul stars in this collection.
’70s soul, sizzlin’ hot, deeply romantic and unapologetically sexy. Music to live by, love by, and cherish forever.
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