Live and uncut performances by ’70s soul legends
The ’70s was a special time for soul music, a decade filled with legendary artists like Al Green, Teddy Pendergrass, The O’Jays, Marvin Gaye, The Stylistics and many more. Week after week, Burt Sugarman’s 90-minute program The Midnight Special — which began on NBC February 2, 1973 and ran until May 1, 1981 and followed the Friday night edition of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson — featured soul artists performing their biggest hits live and uncut in the prime of their careers.
Now, for the first time, the greatest soul performances from The Midnight Special are available in one collection, The Soul of Midnight Special. These soul performances showcase straight-from-the-heart soul singing—with live musicians in front of a live audience.
Plus a bonus DVD featuring a rare and historic Marvin Gaye concert shot for The Midnight Special.
The set includes 130 live uncut performances from 1973 – 1980 on 10 DVDs by soul artists including:
- Earth, Wind & Fire, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Al Green, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, The O’Jays, Teddy Pendergrass, Spinners, The Stylistics, Bill Withers, and many more.
- All-time classic soul hits from love songs like “Betcha by Golly, Wow” by the Stylistics and “You’re The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me” by Gladys Knight and The Pips to dance grooves like Sly & the Family Stone’s “Dance to the Music,” Ohio Players’ “Fire,” and Chic’s “Good Times.”
- Soul 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, “Shining Star” by Earth, Wind & Fire, “I’ve Got Love on My Mind” by Natalie Cole, “Just to Be Close to You” by Commodores, “I’ve Got to Use My Imagination” by Gladys Knight & the Pips, “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine” by Lou Rawls, “Special Lady” by Ray, Goodman & Brown, and “Something He Can Feel” by Aretha Franklin.
- Free Bonus DVD: The Midnight Special Presents Marvin Gaye In Concert From The Atlantic Stadium. A rare, historic live concert performance filmed exclusively for The Midnight Special in 1974. First time ever available!
- 18 Bonus Interviews with top soul stars in this collection
- 40-page collector’s booklet with photos and stories about the stars