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 & Tennilles 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 bestMUSIC! Guest stars include John Byner, Hal Linden (Barney Miller) and the legendary Fats Domino.
Songs include Black Water, Cant Help Lovin That Man, You Never Done It Like That, Im On My Way, Walking to New Orleans, Im Ready and more!
Following the conclusion of their weekly television series, Captain and Tennille (Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille) headed to New Orleans in 1978 for a 50-minute television special simply brimming with Dixieland, ragtime, jazz, blues, and pop music. Guest star John Byner brings a dose of comic relief to the special while musical guests Hal Linden (Barney Miller
) and jazz legend Fats Domino give great performances both individually and in collaboration with Toni and Daryl . Hal Linden jams on the clarinet with Murphy Campo and the Jazz Saints, joins forces with Toni and the Captain on a spirited rendition of "Dr. Jazz," and then reveals a bit of his Broadway background with the vocal ballad "Goodbye Girl." Later in the show, Fats Domino delivers a classic performance of "Walking to New Orleans" and then Daryl fulfills a life-long dream jamming on the piano with his inspiration Fats Domino on "I'm Ready." Notable performances by Toni include "Can't Help Lovin' That Man of Mine" and "Black Water." Add a couple silly skits with John Byner, including one where Darryl officially lays to rest his captain's hat, Captain and Tennille's popular "You Never Done it Like That" and "I'm On My Way," and a street parade through town and that wraps up 50-minutes of jazz, blues, and pop fun with Captain and Tennille. Sound options include stereo, the original mono, digital 5.0 surround, and optional 2007 commentary by Toni Tennille and Daryl Dragon. --Tami Horiuchi