The Soul of Midnight Special

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The Soul of Midnight Special

’70s soul legends performing live!

’70s soul legends performing live!

Includes your FREE Collector's Booklet, FREE Marvin Gaye DVD, and FREE Shipping!

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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 so many more. Week after week, Burt Sugarman's The Midnight Special 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 very special bonus DVD featuring a rare and historic Marvin Gaye concert shot for The Midnight Special

You’ll get 130 live uncut performances from 1972 - 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 so 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

Upgrade to the Deluxe Edition!

Upgrade your order to the Deluxe 18-DVD Soul Collection and receive 8 more DVDs featuring more soul legends in concert! You’ll see 130 more performances by The Delfonics The Four Tops, The Whispers, The Dramatics, The Dells, The Manhattans, The Chi-lites, The Main Ingredient, and Ray and Goodman & Brown.

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Disc 1

  • 16 Performances from 1973
  • Bonus Interviews:
    • The O’Jays
    • Russell Thompkins Jr., The Stylistics
  Song Title Artist
Could It Be I’m Falling in Love Spinners
I’ll Be Around Spinners
Back Stabbers The O'Jays
Love Train The O'Jays
Georgia on My Mind Ray Charles
Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye) Gladys Knight & the Pips
Takes Two to Tango Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin
I Heard It through the Grapevine Gladys Knight & the Pips
What’d I Say Ray Charles
Betcha by Golly, Wow The Stylistics
Break Up to Make Up The Stylistics
I’m Stone in Love with You The Stylistics
One Of A Kind (Love Affair) Spinners
Back to the World Curtis Mayfield
Tired of Being Alone Al Green
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart Al Green

Disc 2

  • 15 Performances from 1973 & 1974
  • Bonus Interview:
    • Gladys Knight
  Song Title Artist
In the Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett
Freddie’s Dead (Theme from “Superfly”) Curtis Mayfield
Oh Girl The Chi-Lites
The Thrill Is Gone Gladys Knight and B. B. King
Midnight Train to Georgia Gladys Knight & the Pips
Stand! Sly & the Family Stone
I Want to Take You Higher Sly & the Family Stone
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) Sly & the Family Stone
Dance to the Music Sly & the Family Stone
Who’s Making Love Johnnie Taylor
Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry
Will It Go Round in Circles Billy Preston
Superfly Curtis Mayfield
Show and Tell Al Wilson
You Make Me Feel Brand New The Stylistics

Disc 3

  • 14 Performances from 1974
  • Bonus Interviews:
    • Bobby Womack
    • Ted Mills, Blue Magic
  Song Title Artist
Ain’t No Sunshine Bill Withers
Lean on Me Bill Withers
Let’s Stay Together Al Green
Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe Barry White
Put Your Hands Together The O’Jays
Sunshine The O’Jays
Lookin’ For a Love Bobby Womack
Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up Barry White
Sideshow Blue Magic
Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely The Main Ingredient
Everybody Plays the Fool The Main Ingredient
Love’s Theme Love Unlimited Orchestra
You’re the First, the Last, My Everything Barry White
I’m Still in Love with You Al Green

Disc 4

  • 14 Performances from 1974 & 1975
  • Bonus Interviews:
    • Patti LaBelle
    • Maurice White, Earth, Wind & Fire
    • Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
  Song Title Artist
Hollywood Swinging Kool & the Gang
Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me Gladys Knight & the Pips
Jungle Boogie Kool & the Gang
Sadie Spinners
Then Came You Spinners & Joni Sledge
Fire Ohio Players
Skin Tight Ohio Players
Lady Marmalade LaBelle
Devotion Earth, Wind & Fire
Bad Luck Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
The Love I Lost Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
Hope That We Can Be Together Soon Sharon Paige and Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
Lovin’ You Minnie Riperton
Inside My Love Minnie Riperton

Disc 5

  • 14 Performances from 1975 & 1976
  • Bonus Interviews:
    • Gerald Alston, The Manhattans
    • George Benson
    • James Brown
  Song Title Artist
Sweet Thing Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Once You Get Started Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Love Rollercoaster Ohio Players
Honey Ohio Players
Let’s Do It Again The Staple Singers
Respect Yourself The Staple Singers
Boogie Fever The Sylvers
This Masquerade George Benson
Sex Machine James Brown
Get Up Offa That Thing James Brown
Cold Sweat/Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag James Brown
I’ll Be Good to You The Brothers Johnson
Love Machine The Miracles
Kiss and Say Goodbye The Manhattans

Disc 6

  • 14 Performances from 1977
  • Bonus Interviews:
    • Thelma Houston
    • Lou Rawls
  Song Title Artist
You Sexy Thing Hot Chocolate
You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine Lou Rawls
Shining Star Earth, Wind & Fire
Something He Can Feel Aretha Franklin
Don’t Leave Me This Way Thelma Houston
I Hope We Get to Love in Time Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.
I’ve Got Love on My Mind Natalie Cole
Dazz Brick
The Greatest Love of All George Benson
Nature Boy George Benson
Love Hangover Diana Ross
Just to Be Close to You Commodores
You Don’t Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show) Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.
I’ve Got to Use My Imagination Gladys Knight & the Pips

Disc 7

  • 12 Performances from 1978 & 1979
  • Bonus Interviews:
    • Earl Young, The Trammps
  Song Title Artist
For the Love of Money The O'Jays
Nothing from Nothing Billy Preston
I Feel Love Donna Summer
Last Dance Donna Summer
Shame Evelyn “Champagne” King
Disco Inferno The Trammps
Le Freak Chic
Everybody Dance Chic
Feel the Fire Peabo Bryson
Reaching for the Sky Peabo Bryson
Shake Your Groove Thing Peaches & Herb
Reunited Peaches & Herb

Disc 8

  • 12 Performances from 1979 & 1980
  • Bonus Interviews:
    • Teddy Pendergrass
    • Burt Sugarman
  Song Title Artist
He’s The Greatest Dancer Sister Sledge
We Are Family Sister Sledge
I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
Never Can Say Goodbye Gloria Gaynor
Boogie Oogie Oogie A Taste of Honey
Close the Door Teddy Pendergrass
Brick House Commodores
Three Times a Lady Commodores
Good Times Chic
My Forbidden Lover Chic
Don’t Let Go Isaac Hayes
Best of My Love The Emotions

Disc 9

  • 12 Performances from 1980
  • Bonus Interviews:
    • Robert “Kool” Bell
    • Quincy Jones
  Song Title Artist
And the Beat Goes On The Whispers
Lady The Whispers
Stomp! The Brothers Johnson
Strawberry Letter 23 The Brothers Johnson
Shining Star The Manhattans
Girl of My Dream The Manhattans
Special Lady Ray, Goodman & Brown
My Prayer Ray, Goodman & Brown
Celebration Kool & the Gang
Ladies Night Kool & the Gang
Fire Pointer Sisters
Power The Temptations

Disc 10

The Midnight Special Presents Marvin Gaye from the Atlanta Stadium
  Song Title Artist
Trouble Man Marvin Gaye
Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) Marvin Gaye
Come Get to This Marvin Gaye
Keep Gettin’ It On Marvin Gaye
Medley: I’ll Be Doggone/Try It Baby/Can I Get a Witness/You’re a Wonderful One/Stubborn Kind of Fellow/How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You Marvin Gaye
Distant Lover Marvin Gaye
Let’s Get It On Marvin Gaye
Jan Marvin Gaye
What’s Going On Marvin Gaye

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