So at a recent gathering of friends that included platters of great food and “beverages”, the topic of music came up and great Duos in particular. Now my friend Steve is a huge fan of Hall and Oates. They were his first concert back in the day and hold a special place in his heart. Well, I did a little research. Oh my, lo and behold, Hall and Oates are the Number One Best Selling Musical Duo in History. What? It is true. “Rich Girl”, “Kiss on my List”, “Private Eyes”, “I Can’t Go For That”, “Maneater”, “Out of Touch”, “Sara Smile”, “One on One”, “You Make My Dreams”. I could hum a few bars of every single one of those songs as I typed them. But furthermore, if you haven’t ever checked reality tv’s best effort to date called “Live from Daryl’s House” you are missing something truly special.
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The premise of the show is simple if you’re talented. It started in 2007. Daryl thought it would be fun to play music with some of his friends and put it up on the Internet. To quote blogger Bob Lefsetz “LFDH is a perfect example of a veteran artist reinventing himself in the digital age by collaborating with both established colleagues and newer performers.” In a word, it is entertainment. The guest musicians show up at Daryl’s house which is a lovely sprawling farmhouse. They get comfortable and throughout the weekend they work out a playlist, the musical arrangements etc…and the show winds up with a live concert.
If you want to check out any of the old episodes just go to MTV Classic where they are all archived along with some great photos and a detailed history of the show.
While there can be only one number one best selling Duo, we did come up with some other interesting and noteworthy honorable mentions. Here is a short video for your viewing pleasure highlighting some of our favorite Duos including of course the CoolStream Duo. Just hit play.