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Make Your Move

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Moving over to Casablanca Records in 1979 was indeed a good move for Captain & Tennille – as it catapulted them right back to the top of the charts with the #1 smash "Do That To Me One More Time," another showcase for not only Toni Tennille’s amazing vocals, but her songwriting talents as well. A sexier, more adult image graced the cover of MAKE YOUR MOVE - which went to #24 on the Billboard album charts. A slick and sophisticated production, this release features two other moderately successful singles – "Love On a Shoestring" and "Happy Together (A Fantasy.)" Available for the first time on CD, this digitally remastered gem included new 2005 liner notes by Toni Tennille.

About the Artist

Keyboardist / arranger / producer Daryl "The Captain" Dragon and singer / pianist Toni Tennille became one of the most successful pop music duos of all-time as Captain & Tennille. The husband and wife team kicked off their recording career in style when their debut single Love Will Keep Us Together went straight to # 1 and won the 1975 Grammy Award for Record of the Year. The hits kept flowing with more top 40 singles, including The Way I Want to Touch You, Shop Around, Lonely Night (Angel Face,) Muskrat Love, Can’t Stop Dancin’, You Never Done It Like That and another chart-topper in 1980 with Toni Tennille’s Do That To Me One More Time.

The couple met in 1971, when Dragon was the keyboard player for a musical revue composed by Tennille. Daryl is the son of conductor Carmen Dragon and his mother was a singer. In 1967, he was playing and touring with the Beach Boys - where he was dubbed "Captain Keyboard" by lead singer Mike Love for always wearing a captain’s hat on-stage. Additionally, he appeared on a few Beach Boys albums of the period.

Toni Tennille, born Cathryn Antoinette Tennille – is the daughter of Frank Tennille, a big-band singer and Cathryn Tennille, who became a local television talk-show host. In 1965 Toni moved to California and became involved in theater, which led to her toward writing music for the ecologically minded revue, Mother Earth. The show was performed in San Francisco and Los Angeles, where Dragon joined the band. After it closed, Dragon returned to the Beach Boys and arranged to have Tennille hired as a pianist and backup singer. "Captain Keyboard" and the "Beach Girl" toured with the Beach Boys for a year, while becoming romantically involved. The couple was married shortly thereafter and began performing in Los Angeles clubs as a duo called Captain & Tennille.

In September 1973, they financed their own recording, Tennille’s composition of The Way I Want to Touch You and released it on their own Butterscotch Castle label. The song earned significant airplay in Los Angeles and the duo was signed by A&M Records. For their major-label debut they covered the Neil Sedaka/Howard Greenfield tune Love Will Keep Us Together. The song quickly went to number 1 on the Billboard charts, and the rest is pretty much pop-music history.

Amidst a continual flurry of hit songs, 1976 also brought the Captain & Tennille’s weekly television show, which only lasted one season. In 1979, Captain & Tennille left A&M for Casablanca records, a move that placed them atop the Billboard Hot 100 once again, this time with Toni’s song Do That To Me One More Time.

Toni Tennille continues on with a solo career as a singer of traditional pop, performing with big bands and symphonies and has released numerous solo recordings to the praise of critics. She’s also become involved in stage musicals, having starred in the touring company of Victor/Victoria. Daryl Dragon continues to produce Toni’s and Captain & Tennille records and he also ran Rumbo Recorders, the recording studio they built in Los Angeles in 1979 – and sold in 2003.

These days there’s no place like home for the couple, as they much prefer their own surroundings to life on the road. Now, 30 years after their chart debut they’ve recorded two new holiday songs, "Saving Up Christmas" and "Tahoe Snow."

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Respond 2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #229,541 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
This is an excellent re-mastered version of their 1979 album. I always wondered how C&T wound up on the disco-heavy Casablanca label. Toni explains it in the brief (but great) liner notes: the label prez assured them they'd have another hit. Well, they did.

What we get is some of the best pop music of the late 70s. The eight tracks include the #1 "Do That To Me One More Time" plus the shoulda been bigger singles "Love On A Shoestring" and "Happy Together (A Fantasy)" . "Baby You Still Got It" has got to be the best ballad Toni's written after "Do That To Me One More Time". The inventive casbah arrangement on "Happy Together" is over-the-top but fun. As the Amazon review states, this is a more adult offering from C&T. Fans will be thrilled and those not familiar with the duo might be surprised.

The disc itself has a clear, even sound. I have C&T's "Scrapbook" CD from Germany (which includes many of the songs from "Make Your Move") that seems to have distorted bass on a few sections. Nothing like that here. The booklet includes session players for each track, Toni's liner notes and pics of the original Casablanca releases -- including the 8-track tape. My only gripe is that the jewel case is housed in a slipcase cover that has the original cover art while the booklet has a different picture taken from the same photo sessions. No lyrics are re-printed.

Overall, it's nice to finally have "Make Your Move" on disc...and it's about time.
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Format: Audio CD
This album represents a significant shift in the career of Captain & Tennille. Daryl lost the captain's hat and Toni turned blonde--successfully shedding the "bubble gum pop" image that plagued them. There is serious musicianship on this album: saxophones, piano, guitar, and plenty of music solos. Toni Tennille wrote 4 of the 8 tracks on this album, including the million-seller, "Do That To Me One More Time". Tennille's vocals and the musical production on this album are top notch. Though there are only 8 tracks on this album, all of the songs are 5 minutes or over (with the exception of "Do That To Me One More Time", which is just over 4 minutes).

This album reached the top 30 in album sales in 1979 and 1980, with the help from the singles, "Happy Together (A Fantasy)" and "Love On A Shoestring". Toni's vocals are superb throughout the album and demonstrate, as one reviewer has noted, "why she made such a connection" with the pop audience. There's a touch of soul in her vocals that may surprise those whose only outing with Captain & Tennille has been "Love Will Keep Us Together" or "Muskrat Love".

Suprise cut: "Never Make A Move Too Soon", featuring an all-out party/jam session feel. This song starts out slowly, but quickly builds to a rocking climax as Toni sings about a lover who "turns up found" when she "strikes it rich".

Pure pop gold. Highly recommended.
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"Make Your Move" was a departure of sorts for Captain and Tennille: A new image and record company and another #1 hit (Do That To Me One More Time) make this a very enjoyable adult contemporary album and their most coeshive album until "Keeping Our Love Warm". All the songs here run over 4 minutes. The highlights are the Toni Tennille penned "Deep In The Dark" and "Do That To Me One More Time" plus the far-out version of "Happy Together" (a total trip).
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Format: Vinyl
As a 48 year old male and a metal head I should hate this album! but I just can't, its too good. I had this as an LP but did not bother to put it on CD so I have not listened to it for about 15 years. I saw a cheap CD on amazon so I thought it would be nice to buy it so I would not have to convert my LP to CD. From the first song it was amazing. The first song, (love an a shoe string) Toni Tennille sounds just like Carly Simon. I also noticed the very special sound from the Keyboards. Electronic bleeps that still sound ahead of there time 33 years later. Yes as a Elton john fan I had to say the Captain is giving Elton game on this CD. But the songwriting, very deep, every song makes sense, the words rhyme when they should. Yes I think they give Bob Dylan game on the song writing front. Then the song (Do that to me one more time). Wow I haven't heard that song in 30 years it sounds so good ! It's so funny in 79 the raidio played that song to death, I liked it but enough was enough. Now it sounds so fresh, I forgot about the cool Keyboard work in that song. Then comes the cover of the Turtles song (happy together) boy did they change that song. pure genius. Rod Argent as a member of the Turtles, the Who and of course Argent must have been amazed at the work on the keys on this song. Anyway I start to update my CD list and this CD is copyrighted 2005 so I go to look it up in my rock and roll history book to see what year it really come out in and guess what? I can't even find Captain and Tennille in this 1200 page book. they got Captain Beefheart. (Who never had a hit). They got Captain beyond (Who I never heard of). but no Captain and Tennille. I then go on to find Captain and Tennille had two #1's and a total of 8 top 40 hits in five years only to get dropped from there label.Read more ›
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