'Captain & Tennille - The DVDs'
(Captain & Tennille, et al / DVD / NR / 2007 / Retroactive Ent.)
Overview: It’s hats-off to Captain & Tennille for this classy, sophisticated, slick and sexy musical journey back through their history as America's top entertainers.
DVD Verdict: LOVE HAS KEPT THEM TOGETHER! In 1976, Toni Tennille and Daryl Dragon hosted their own ABC-TV variety series - the CAPTAIN & TENNILLE show, a mix of music, comedy and guest stars. Only running one year, the duo opted out of another season as they felt somewhat torn between doing a weekly TV show and their recording career.
Being accomplished musicians first and foremost, the show ended. Dick Clark took over the production for the last half of the season, which meant more C&T music as well as a diverse list of musical guests. Now, nearly 30 years since it and these specials originally aired, Captain & Tennille can do that to you one more time on DVD!
The Christmas Show: It was 1976 and the Captain & Tennille were ruling the pop music charts. Shortly after their 1975 debut "Love Will Keep Us Together" went straight to #1 and was awarded the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, this hot pop couple was given their own weekly TV variety show.
Their only televised Christmas special, this fun and musical blast-from-Christmas-past is great entertainment the whole family can enjoy and is not to be missed! Guest stars include Don Knotts and Tom Bosley (Happy Days) along with musical guests The Pointer Sisters and Toni’s sisters, Louisa, Melissa and Jane.
In New Orleans: Join Toni Tennille and Daryl Dragon for some funky Dixieland in this 1978 TV special from the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans. This was the Captain & Tennille’s first of three television specials following their weekly variety show and it found them completely in their element as the show focused on what they loved most and did best—MUSIC! Guest stars include John Byner, Hal Linden (Barney Miller) and the legendary Fats Domino.
In Hawaii: Aloha from 1978! Hit the beach with Captain & Tennille as they spread love over the world from the spectacular and scenic island of Hawaii. Free from the confines of their variety show soundstage; join Toni Tennille and Daryl Dragon for a musical journey with special guests Kenny Rogers, David Soul (Starsky & Hutch) and Don Knotts. Songs include Love Is Spreadin’ Over the World, Just the Way You Are, Love Or Something Like It, Tomorrow Child, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Ka- Ding-Dong, Back To the Island and others!
Songbook: The duo broke their variety show precedent on this, their last TV special from 1979. In fact, there are no comedy sketches—it’s all about the music. Special guests include Ella Fitzgerald, B.B. King and Glen Campbell featured in major segments, paying homage to pop, jazz, blues and country music. The torch-song medley featuring Toni and Ella and the blues jam with The Captain and B.B. are popular music moments not to be missed! These are all Full Screen Presentations (4:3) enhanced for 16x9 TVs, but come with no Special Features.