Most famous for their blockbuster hit singles "Love Will Keep Us Together" and "Do That to Me One More Time," the soft rock team of Captain and Tennille (husband and wife Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille) peaked in popularity from 1975 through 1976; they performed for the likes of Gerald Ford, swept up a massive fanbase and even landed an eponymous musical variety series on ABC from late September 1976 through mid-March 1977. Unfortunately, that program soon folded due to low ratings; Tennille and Dragon rebounded ever so briefly in 1979 with this musical variety special, originally called simply "Captain and Tennille" but retitled The Captain and Tennille Songbook for video release in the U.S. This hour-long program completely eschews the comedy bits of the original variety series to focus exclusively on music, by virtue of The Captain, Tennille, and guests B.B. King, Ella Fitzgerald and Glen Campbell. It also eschews songs like "The Way I Want to Touch You" and the campy "Muskrat Love" to focus on standards including "Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year," "The Man That Got Away" and "Stormy Weather."
by Nathan Southern synopsis