Best Of Nighttimes Variety

S1 E8 | FULL EPISODE

June 19, 1991

This special edition of Nighttimes Variety features talented folk musicians sharing their original songs.

AIRED: June 19, 1991 | 0:27:00
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>> Announcer: THE BEST OF

NIGHTTIMES VARIETY, EXCITING

LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM THE

WORLD OF JAZZ, COUNTRY, FOLK

AND THE BLUES.

TONIGHT WE'LL FEATURE FOLK

LEGEND ROWSLY SORRELS, CLAUDIA

SCHMIDT AND GREG BROWN.

BUT, FIRST, HERE'S ONE OF

AMERICA'S FAVORITE FOLK

PERFORMERS, JIM POST.

>> IT'S A LOVE SONG.

>> DANGEROUS LOVE SONG.

IF YOU WANT TO WATCH THE REST

OF THE SHOW AND YOU'RE WITH

SOMEONE YOU LOVE, BETTER BE

CAREFUL.

♪ I WOKE UP THIS MORNING ♪

♪ I KNEW I HAD CHANGED ♪

♪ FACE IN THE MIRROR SMILING

SO STRANGE ♪

♪ LAST NIGHT I CAUGHT

SOMETHING ♪

♪ THIS MORNING I CAME DOWN

WITH LOVE ♪

♪ THE WORLD OUT THE WINDOW ♪

♪ CAN GO ON ITS WAY ♪

♪ HEY, I CANNOT BE BOTHERED ♪

♪ UNTIL SOME OTHER DAY ♪

♪ BECAUSE LAST NIGHT ♪

♪ I CAUGHT SOMETHING ♪

♪ THIS MORNING I CAME ♪

♪ WITH LOVE ♪

♪ CAME DOWN WITH LOVE ♪

♪ I DON'T KNOW HOW I CAUGHT

IT ♪

♪ MY DEFENSE MUST HAVE BEEN

WAY WAY DOWN ♪

♪ BUT I'M SO REELING WITHOUT

IT ♪

♪ SOMETIME IT'S GOT TO BE

SPREAD ♪

♪ BROTHER, AROUND, YEAH ♪

[CHEERS]

♪ THE TEA IN THE TEA CUP, THE

CLOCK ON THE SHELF ♪

♪ SHARING THE SECRETS OF MY

BETTER HEALTH ♪

♪ BECAUSE LAST NIGHT I CAUGHT

SOMETHING ♪

♪ I TELL YOU ♪

♪ THIS MORNING I CAME DOWN

WITH LOVE ♪

[ ♪♪ ]

♪ I DON'T KNOW HOW I CAUGHT

IT ♪

[APPLAUSE]

♪ MY DEFENSE MUST HAVE BEEN

WAY DOWN ♪

♪ BUT I'M SO WEAK WITHOUT IT ♪

♪ SOMETHING HAS GOT TO BE

SPREAD ♪

♪ RIGHT AROUND, YEAH ♪

♪ SOMETHING THIS GOOD SHOULD

BE SPREAD AROUND ♪

♪ DO MY BEST, DO MY VERY BEST

OF SPREADING LOVE ♪

[ ♪♪ ]

♪ LAST NIGHT I CAUGHT

SOMETHING ♪

♪ THIS MORNING I CAME DOWN ♪

♪ WITH A SMILE ♪

♪ LAST NIGHT I CAUGHT ♪

♪ SOMETHING ♪

♪ THIS MORNING I CAME DOWN ♪

♪ WITH LOVE ♪

♪ I CAME DOWN WITH LOVE ♪

♪ I CAME DOWN WITH ♪

♪ A REAL GOOD BAD CASE ♪

♪ BOOGIE UP AND DOWN HENNEPIN

AVENUE ♪ ♪ CASE OF LOVE ♪

[ Cheers & Applause ]

>> THIS NEXT TUNE IS -- COULD

END UP BEING A REACTION FROM

LISTENING TO THAT SONG.

IF YOU WERE SITTING OUT THERE

AND THAT SONG REACHED DOWN

INTO YOUR COSMIC BEING AND

INTRODUCED YOU TO THE PERSON

NEXT TO YOU.

YOU KNOW?

MAYBE THIS SONG WOULD BE THE

NATURAL PROGRESSION.

THIS IS A CARTOON SONG.

I FANTASIZE THESE SONGS WHILE

I'M SINGING THEM.

YOU KNOW, I WAS B.B. KING FOR

ABOUT THREE AND A HALF

MINUTES.

[LAUGHTER]

NOW I GET TO BE THIS CARTOON.

MICKEY MOUSE.

NO, DONALD DUCK.

I HAVEN'T HAD A MATCH FOR

DONALD DUCK.

OH, YOU PEOPLE IN THE

AUDIENCE.

[LAUGHTER]

♪ EVERY TIME I THINK ABOUT

YOU ♪

♪ MY BLOOD BUBBLES IN MY

VEINS ♪

♪ DEEP DOWN DARK IN AFRICA ♪

♪ ON THE GRAY LINE ELEPHANT

TRAIN ♪

♪ MY MARGARITA ♪

♪ MY LITTLE SWEETA ♪

♪ ON OUR AFRICAN HONEYMOON ♪

♪ ACROSS THE ATLANTIC ♪

♪ BLESSLY ROMANTIC ♪

♪ ON OUR AFRICAN HONEYMOON ♪

♪ AND WHEN THE SUN GOES

UNDER ♪

♪ PLACE THAT'S GOING TO BE ♪

♪ IT IS THE FIERY RHYTHM THAT

OUR LOVE WILL LEAD ♪

♪ EVERY TIME I THINK ABOUT

YOU ♪

♪ LAUGHTER BUBBLES IN MY

BRAIN ♪

♪ DEEP DOWN DARK IN AFRICA ON

THE GRAY LINE ELEPHANT TRAIN ♪

♪ KILIMANJARO ♪

♪ STRAIGHT AS AN ARROW ♪

♪ IN THE SERENGETI SKY ♪

♪ I'LL COME TO YOU ♪

♪ IN THE WARM MORNING, TOO ♪

♪ AND WHEN THE STARS ARE

HIGH ♪

♪ AND WHEN THAT NAUGHTY

TRUCKER GOT UP FROM THE ♪

♪ TRIES TO BREAK UP OUR

PARTY ♪

♪ WE'LL KILL HIM WITH OUR

SMILES ♪

♪ AND WHEN WE LEAVE NEW YORK

CITY ♪

♪ YOU'LL BE DRESSED SO

PRETTY ♪

♪ AND I'LL BE DRESSED TO

KILL ♪

♪ LIKE AN OLD-FASHIONED NEWS

REEL ♪

♪ BUT WHEN WE LEAVE NEW YORK ♪

♪ YOU'LL -- AND I'LL BE A WILD

MAN ♪

♪ WILD AS AN AFRICAN ♪

[ ♪♪ ]

♪ OUT ON THE SUDAN WE'LL GET A

SUNTAN ♪

♪ WE'LL LAY AROUND IN THE

SAND ♪

♪ BACK IN THE TREES ♪

♪ HAPPIEST ♪

♪ MAYBE JANE AND TARZAN ♪

♪ AND WHEN THAT LOVE BUNDLE OF

JOY ♪

♪ THE STORK WILL BRING ♪

♪ BRIGHT LIGHTS OF BROADWAY ♪

♪ BEST -- BET THAT KID CAN

SWING ♪

♪ I BET THAT KID CAN SWING ♪

♪ I BET THAT KID CAN SWING ♪

♪ WE COULD HAVE GONE TO

NIAGARA ♪

♪ TO WATCH THE WATER FALLING ♪

♪ BUT ME AND MY MARGARITA ♪

♪ WE COULD HEAR THE JUNGLE

CALLIN' ♪

♪ FOR A TROPICAL HONEYMOON ♪

♪ FOR A STEAMY HOT HONEYMOON ♪

♪ FOR AN AFRICAN AFRICAN

AFRICAN AFRICAN ♪

[LAUGHTER]

♪ HONEYMOON ♪

>> THINK ABOUT IT.

[APPLAUSE]

♪ AND AFTER A LONG, LONG

WHILE ♪

♪ I'M GONNA LOVE ♪

♪ EVERYBODY ♪

♪ ON A BED OF LILIES ♪

♪ ON A BED OF WHITE ROSES ♪

♪ AND MY FRIENDS WILL REMEMBER

ME ♪

♪ KINDLY ♪

♪ BUT WHEN THEY LAY ME DOWN ♪

♪ LAY ME DOWN UNDER THE

GROUND ♪

♪ AND I'VE GONE ON TO SEE ♪

♪ SINGIN' GOOD NIGHT HONKY

TONK ♪

♪ YOU KNOW ♪

I WON'T BE SEEIN' YOU

ANYMORE ♪

♪ I WILL BE ROLLIN' DOWN THE

ROAD WHERE THE COLD WIND

BLOWS ♪

♪ WON'T YOU PLAY THAT ♪

♪ FUNKY SONG ♪

♪ PLAY THAT ♪

♪ FUNKY SOUND ♪

♪ WON'T YOU PLAY THAT ♪

♪ FUNKY SONG JUST ONCE MORE ♪

♪ ALONG AFTER MIDNIGHT ♪

♪ ALONG BEFORE I TAKE MY

REST ♪

♪ OH, WITH THE WORK ♪

♪ AND THE FAIR IS OVER ♪

♪ OH, DONNY SHORE ♪

♪ I WILL BE SWINGING IN A

CROWDED BARROOM ♪

♪ IN THE ARMS OF ANOTHER MAN'S

WIFE ♪

♪ TILL I'M LAYIN' STONE DEAD

ON THE FLOOR ♪

♪ SINGING GOOD NIGHT HONKY

TONK ♪

♪ YOU KNOW, I WON'T BE SEEIN'

YOU ANYMORE ♪

♪ NO ♪

♪ I WILL BE ROLLIN' DOWN THE

ROAD ♪

♪ TO WHERE THE WIND BLOWS ♪

♪ OH, WON'T YOU PLAY THAT

FUNKY SONG ♪

♪ PLAY THAT FUNKY SONG ♪

♪ PLAY THAT FUNKY SONG ♪

♪ YEAH ♪

♪ JUST ONE MORE TIME ♪

[ ♪♪ ]

♪ SHOW ME A PRETTY WOMAN ♪

♪ AS LONG AS THERE'S HONKY

TONK ♪

♪ AS LONG AS THE WHISKEY

FLOWS ♪

♪ AND JUST AS LONG AS THERE'S

MUSIC ♪

♪ TO HOLD BACK THE DAWN ♪

♪ I WON'T LEAVE THIS ♪

♪ BARROOM ♪

♪ UNTIL THEY LOCK UP AUTO

DOORS ♪

♪ SINGIN' GOOD NIGHT HONKY

TONK, LADY ♪

♪ YOU KNOW, I WON'T BE SEEIN'

YOU ♪

♪ SEEIN' YOU NO MORE, NO MORE,

NO MORE ♪

♪ I WILL BE ROLLIN' DOWN THE

ROAD ♪

♪ WHERE THE COLD WIND BLOWS ♪

♪ WON'T YOU PLAY THAT ♪

♪ FUNKY SONG ♪

♪ PLAY THAT FUNKY SONG ♪

♪ PLAY THAT FUNKY SONG ♪

♪ LET IT ROCK 'N ROLL ALL

AROUND THE PHONES ALL NIGHT

LONG ♪

♪ ALL NIGHT ♪

♪ PLAY THAT ♪

♪ FUNKY SONG ♪

♪ WON'T YOU PLAY THAT ♪

♪ FUNKY SONG ♪

♪ PLAY THAT SONG ♪

♪ COME ON NOW, PLAY THAT

SONG ♪

[ ♪♪ ]

♪ WHY DON'T YOU PLAY THAT

FUNKY SONG ♪

♪ LET IT ROCK 'N ROLL IN MY

BONES ALL NIGHT LONG ♪

♪ WON'T YOU PLAY THAT FUNKY

SONG ♪

♪ JUST ONCE MORE ♪

♪ THAT FUNKY ♪

♪ FUNKY ♪

♪ PLAY THAT FUNKY FUNKY FUNKY

SONG ♪

[ ♪♪ ]

>> NOW HERE'S FOLK LEGEND

ROWSLY SORRELS.

>> I'M GOING TO SING A SONG I

WROTE FOR MY DAUGHTER, SHELLY,

WHO IS 23 NOW.

SHE'S MY MIDDLE DAUGHTER.

SHE'S A BEAUTIFUL GIRL, REAL

NICE SMILE, PRETTY EYES.

I WROTE THIS SONG FOR HER WHEN

SHE WAS 14, WHICH IS JUST

AWFUL FOR EVERYBODY.

WE DIDN'T SPEAK THE SAME

LANGUAGE.

I WAS TRYING TO TELL HER I

LOVED HER EVEN THOUGH I

SOUNDED LIKE THE WARDEN EVERY

TIME I OPENED MY MOUTH.

IN FACT, I WROTE THE SONG

RIGHT AFTER WE HAD THE

DISCUSSION ABOUT WHETHER OR

NOT THE LIBRARY STAYS OPEN

UNTIL 4:00 IN THE MORNING.

I SAID, I'D BEEN TO THAT

LIBRARY MYSELF.

AND MY MOTHER NEVER BOUGHT

THAT STORY EITHER.

WELL, I HAVEN'T CHANGED MY

MIND ABOUT HER SINCE I WROTE

THIS SONG, AND I'M PLEASED TO

REPORT SHE LIKES IT, BRINGS

FRIENDS TO HEAR ME SING IT.

♪ WHAT CAN I SAY ♪

♪ WHAT, THAT IT'S NOT EASY ♪

♪ I CANNOT LIFT THE STONES ♪

♪ OUT OF YOUR WAY ♪

♪ AND I CAN'T CRY ♪

♪ YOUR BITTER TEARS FOR YOU ♪

♪ I WOULD IF I COULD ♪

♪ WHAT CAN I SAY ♪

♪ WE'RE WORLDS APART ♪

♪ YOU AND I ♪

♪ CHILD OF MY BODY ♪

♪ BONE OF MY BONE ♪

♪ APPLE OF MY EYE ♪

♪ LIKE A YOUNG DREAM ♪

♪ I SEE ♪

♪ I'M SO AFRAID ♪

♪ I'M AFRAID YOU MIGHT BREAK ♪

♪ BY THE WIND ♪

♪ OR THE STORMS THAT COME YOUR

WAY ♪

♪ AND CARRY STRANGERS ♪

♪ WE'RE NOT ONE ♪

WE'RE WORLDS APART ♪

♪ YOU AND I ♪

♪ CHILD OF MY BODY ♪

♪ BONE OF MY BONE ♪

♪ APPLE OF MY EYE ♪

[ ♪♪ ]

♪ I KNOW MY LOVE MUST ♪

THERE'S SO MANY I MUST GIVE IT

TO ♪

♪ BUT IT WILL FLOW LIKE A

RIVER TO THE SEA ♪

♪ THERE WILL BE NO END TO IT ♪

♪ ENDLESSLY ♪

♪ NOT ONE ♪

♪ WE'RE WORLDS APART ♪

♪ YOU AND I ♪

♪ CHILD OF MY BODY ♪

♪ BONE OF MY BONE ♪

♪ APPLE OF MY EYE ♪

[APPLAUSE]

[ ♪♪ ]

♪ ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER ♪

♪ WHERE THE RIVER HANGS DOWN ♪

♪ WHITE BIRDS ♪

[ ♪♪ ]

♪ IT WAS THERE I FIRST

LISTENED ♪

♪ TO THE LIES THAT YOU TOLD ♪

♪ SEE YOUR SWEET FACE ♪

♪ AS I REMEMBER ♪

♪ CANNOT ERASE ♪

♪ WHETHER YOU LOVE ME ♪

♪ IT'S WRITTEN IN SHAME ♪

♪ KNOW THAT YOUR CONSCIENCE ♪

♪ STILL ECHOES MY NAME ♪

♪ NOW THE NIGHT'S SO LONG ♪

[ ♪♪ ]

♪ WORSE THAN A NIGHT WITHOUT

DREAMS ♪

♪ WOKE UP ALONE ♪

♪ I LOOK AT THE SKY ♪

♪ I'M TOO BUSY ♪

♪ I'M TOO LONESOME TO CRY ♪

[ ♪♪ ]

♪ WAS BLACK BIRD ♪

♪ AND YOUR LADIES WAS

BRUSHES ♪

♪ I LIE THERE FOR HOURS ♪

♪ IN THE COLD CITY WATCHING ♪

♪ AND IF YOUR LADIES WAS ♪

♪ I'D SET UP MY SHOTGUN ♪

[APPLAUSE]

>> THE BEST OF NIGHTTIMES

VARIETY CONTINUES NOW WITH A

RARE DUO PERFORMANCE BY

CLAUDIA SCHMIDT AND GREG

BROWN.

♪ DON'T KNOW WHEN WE CAME ♪

♪ NO, IT'S BEEN SO LONG ♪

♪ EVERYTHING IS THE SAME ♪

♪ LET'S DO ONE MORE SONG ♪

♪ RING AROUND THE ROSE ♪

♪ LONG, LONG TIME UNTIL BED ♪

♪ BABY, ONE MORE TUNE ♪

♪ PLEASE DON GO AWAY ♪

-- PLEASE DON'T GO AWAY ♪

♪ YOU BE THE MANDOLIN ♪

♪ I'LL BE THE STEEL GUITAR ♪

♪ DANCE OUT ♪

♪ I'LL CRAWL UP SO FAR ♪

♪ RING AROUND THE ROOM ♪

♪ LONG LONG TIME TILL BED ♪

♪ PLAY ME ONE MORE TUNE ♪

♪ PLEASE DON'T GO AWAY ♪

♪ EVERYBODY'S BEEN ALONE ♪

♪ TRYING TO FIND THE OF THIS

MASQUERADE ♪

RING AROUND THE ROOM ♪

♪ LONG LONG TIME TILL BED ♪

♪ PLAY ME ONE MORE TUNE ♪

♪ PLEASE DON'T GO AWAY ♪

[ ♪♪ ]

♪ LIVELY AND AWAY ♪

♪ LIKE ♪

♪ WHEN SHE COMES TO STAY ♪

♪ RING AROUND THE ROOM ♪

♪ LONG LONG TIME TILL BED ♪

♪ PLAY ME ONE MORE TUNE ♪

♪ PLEASE DON'T GO AWAY ♪

♪ PICKIN' ON THE STRINGS ♪

♪ TAPIN' OF YOUR FEET ♪

♪ THESE ARE AGE-OLD THINGS ♪

♪ WHO CAN STAY HOW SWEET ♪

♪ RING AROUND THE ROOM ♪

♪ LONG LONG TIME TILL ♪

♪ PLAY ME ONE MORE TUNE ♪

♪ PLEASE DON'T GO AWAY ♪

APPLAUSE PLAUL

[APPLAUSE]

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