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Dixie Chicken - Episode Three Television (Full Length) – 1987 Music

Dixie Chicken - Episode Three

Television (Full Length) – 1987 Music

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This episode of TVNZ’s Avalon studio-filmed "mainly country" music show opens with The Toner Sisters, ‘Rockin' with the Rhythm of the Rain’. Introduced by host Andy Anderson as “the big D on the big P, with the big ballad”, Dalvanius bangs out ‘Just Out of Reach’ on the piano. Sharon de Bont covers ‘When Will I Be Loved’. Anderson kids around with Rob Winch and John Grenell, before Grenell gets wistful on ‘Past Like a Mask’. The Ranchsliders get things moving with Paul Simon's ‘Gone at Last’. Then Anderson leads the team for Bonnie Raitt’s ‘Sweet And Shiny Eyes’.

I’m absolutely not into slickness. We agreed that the programme was to have no glitz, no flashing lights, smoke or technical wizardry.
– Producer Peter Muxlow