Maria Muldaur - Midnight At The Oasis (Midnight Special 1974)
Sign in to YouTube
Sign in to YouTube
Sign in to YouTube
Uploaded on Jan 4, 2011
PLEASE NOTE: I divided my uploads between multiple channels, Bookmark this link in your browser for instant access to an index with links to all of John1948's oldies classics. LINK: http://tinyurl.com/Channel-Index
Maria Muldaur (born Maria Grazia Rosa Domenica D'Amato; September 12, 1943 in Greenwich Village, New York) is a folk-blues singer who was part of the American folk music revival in the early 1960s. She recorded the 1974 hit song "Midnight at the Oasis," and continues to record albums in the folk traditions.
Muldaur grew up in New York City, where she attended Hunter College High School.
Jim Kweskin Jug Band, 1963 Newport Folk Festival. Left to right: Mel Lyman, Maria D'Amato, Geoff Muldaur, Jim Kweskin, Bill Keith. Not pictured: Fritz Richmond.
Muldaur began her career in the early 1960s as Maria D'Amato, performing with John Sebastian, David Grisman, and Stefan Grossman as a member of the Even Dozen Jug Band. She then joined Jim Kweskin & His Jug Band as a featured vocalist and occasional violinist. During this time, she was part of the Greenwich Village scene that included Bob Dylan, and some of her recollections of the period, particularly with respect to Dylan, appear in Martin Scorsese's 2005 documentary film, No Direction Home. She married fellow Jug Band member Geoff Muldaur, and after the Kweskin outfit broke up the two of them produced two albums. She began her solo career when their marriage ended in 1972, but retained her married name.
Her first solo album Maria Muldaur, released in 1973, contained her hit single Midnight at the Oasis, which reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1974. Later that year, she released her second album Waitress In A Donut Shop. This included a re-recording of I'm a Woman, the Leiber and Stoller number first associated with Peggy Lee and a standout feature from her Jug Band days. The title of this album is taken from a line in another song on the album, Sweetheart by Dan Hicks, whose Walking One And Only appeared on her first album.
Around this time, Muldaur established a relationship with Grateful Dead and their family. Opening for some Grateful Dead shows in the summer of 1974, with John Kahn, bassist of the Jerry Garcia Band, would eventually earn her a seat in that group in the late 1970s, as a backing vocalist.
More recently, Muldaur appeared on Super Jam (1989), the live recording of the German TV series Villa Fantastica with Brian Auger on piano, Pete York on drums, Dick Morrissey on tenor saxophone, Roy Williams on trombone, Harvey Weston on bass and Zoot Money, also on vocals.
Muldaur has continued to perform, tour, and record since her success in the mid-1970s, including a turn at the Teatro ZinZanni in 2001.
Her 2005 release Sweet Lovin' Ol' Soul was nominated for both a W.C. Handy Award and a Grammy award in the Traditional Blues Category.
Standard YouTube License
- 1:05:00 The Best of Midnight Special (1973)by Pied Piper Featured 102,693
- 6:31 HBB: Brownsville Station on The Midnight Specialby meviomusic41,912 views
- 4:03 Steely Dan - Reelin in the Years ('73)by Valhalla70s1,105,368 views
- 3:19 Linda Ronstadt - You're No Good (Midnight Special - Dec 21, 1973)by John1948EightB71,783 views
- 1:02:14 The Best of Midnight Special 1974by Pied Piper36,125 views
- 9:46 Fleetwood Mac 1973 Midnight Specialby cmcviefan57902,474 views
- 4:49 Blondie. Heart of Glass at The Midnight Specialby poppervert452,747 views
- 98 videos Play all JAZZby arihit
- 6:38 George Benson & Carlos Santana Midnight Special 1976 BREEZINby TakeSixAdrian762,260 views
- 4:03 Steely Dan Reelin In The Years introduced by Bill Cosbyby brian boucher210,434 views
- 4:48 Redbone - Come And Get Your Love - The Midnight Special 1974by Shane Combs204,188 views
- 3:39 Maria Muldaur - Midnight At The Oasis (1974)by YCSMusic2102,063 views
- 3:48 Ted Nugent Cat Scratch Fever Midnight Special TV Audition 1978 part of the showby wexstefan411,369 views
- 3:18 Little Feat - Dixie Chicken - Midnight Special 1977 HQby driftbolt89,125 views
- 5:05 Wild Cherry - Play that Funky Music / Midnight Special - 1976by Dean McGarvey72,084 views
- 3:09 Willie Nelson - Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain - Midnight Special 1980 HQby driftbolt236,792 views
- 3:49 Maria Muldaur - Midnight At The Oasisby AuntieSoul3498,986 views
- 10:40 Peter Frampton Do You Feel Like We Do Midnight Special 1975 FULLby fraudiay6,593,774 views
- 3:24 Bread - Make It With You (LIVE - Midnight Special - 1977)by HarryOlanda241,383 views
- 4:21 Al Green performing Let's stay together at The Midnight Specialby poppervert170,010 views