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Best of the Midnight Special on Youtube shows vintage keys


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Yesterday, I started receiving recommendations on Youtube for vids entitled "Best of the Midnight Special", which ran during the 70's, and was a live music show on network tv. It shows lots of groups live playing Rhodes, Minimoogs, and other gear. I was totally into music then, and love seeing these artists, and it's refreshing to see the music played live, as well as the musicianship they possessed.
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Hah. I laugh at your puny Rhodes action!

 

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I saw that tour summer 1976 RFK Stadium Washington DC. OK, maybe it was 1977, can't remember exactly. Gary Wright had the baddest Rhodes ever. Check it out at 01:23. Couldn't get the URL to copy at that point

 

 

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Renaissance was on in 1977, and it was one of the few times you got to hear Annie Haslam's amazing 5 octave vocal range on TV. Unfortunately "Carpet of the Sun" doesn't really push it. Still, this is how a trained singer can use turns and ornaments to highlight her voice.

 

Ms. Carey could learn a thing or two on how to use an amazing voice, not the least of which is taste...

 

..Joe

 

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"Best of the Midnight Special on Youtube shows vintage keys"

 

But they weren't "vintage" then... :idk

 

Seriously, I used to love that show, although I preferred ABC's "In Concert" series and "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" because the bands typically got to do more than a song or two.

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I watched Genesis doing "Watcher of the Skies" on "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" back in the day. Saw Gabriel with his makeup/batwings, etc. and unfortunately I tuned them out for a couple years - thinking they were some theatrical group or something. Wasn't until I heard "Lamb Lies Down" (without video) that I realized their talent.

 

Same thing with Amy Winehouse - all I saw on the news until her death were pics and stories of her descent. I thought she was just another pop star gone down the tubes. That is until she died and I saw a long thread here about her. Finally listened to her two albums.

 

Both are now a couple of my favorite artists. Video images are powerful stuff - and deceieving at times!

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Renaissance was on in 1977, and it was one of the few times you got to hear Annie Haslam's amazing 5 octave vocal range on TV.

 

One of my favorite bands back then. Lots of talent... I met the band during the "A Song for all Seasons" tour.

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Renaissance was on in 1977, and it was one of the few times you got to hear Annie Haslam's amazing 5 octave vocal range on TV. Unfortunately "Carpet of the Sun" doesn't really push it. Still, this is how a trained singer can use turns and ornaments to highlight her voice.

 

Ms. Carey could learn a thing or two on how to use an amazing voice, not the least of which is taste...

 

..Joe

Wow, my roommate in college was into Renaissance. Haven't listened to them in years ....

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Fire up the Way Back Machine, Mr Peabody, I want to go back! Just watched Gladys Knight sing "Midnight Train to Georgia" and got choked up.If someone knows of a performer who stacks up to her in talent and character, please tell me. I need to be reassured.
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Yesterday, I started receiving recommendations on Youtube for vids entitled "Best of the Midnight Special", which ran during the 70's, and was a live music show on network tv. It shows lots of groups live playing Rhodes, Minimoogs, and other gear. I was totally into music then, and love seeing these artists, and it's refreshing to see the music played live, as well as the musicianship they possessed.

 

I have been watching this stuff on YOUTUBE for some time now. Lots to see. Check out Wild Cherry's "Play Some Funky Music'. I'll turn it off if it comes on the radio but man those guys could play.

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Manfred Mann Earth Band, Heart, Marvin Gaye, etc.

 

[video:youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvNPBnlifr0

Some really good stuff there, especially Dave Mason, Heart, Marvin, and a young foxy Bonnie Raitt. But as I was initially scanning through the video I almost had a violent bowel movement when, at ~50 minutes into it, Leo Sayer started squealing, prancing, and thrusting his tiny pelvis at me on my computer monitor.

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Thanks for posting - Dave Mason! Forgot how much I loved that song - and how relevant it still is. Tasty Hammond.

 

 

Pretty sure Mike Finnegan is on organ. He was in Mason's band at that time, and singing those killer harmonies.

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Anyone think Thijs van Leer of Focus was the face model for the cover of the "Court of the Crimson King" album? Look when he's singing those high notes...

 

;D

 

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This thread sure takes me back :laugh:

I even saw some old friends (when we were all younger :o )

 

I've mentioned here a time or two that I'm so old I actually played on Midnight Special back in the late 70s (77 or 78 I think), and since this thread is about vintage gear spotting, I dug out my old clav that I played on the show and snapped a couple. You can see where I slapped the backstage pass on it (though it's not easy to make it out anymore).

 

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