Yesterday, I talked a little about the reasons why Take 6 and Straight No Chaser deserve acknowledgment and respect in the a cappella community. Today, I’m going to show you some more reasons. I think this is the first time I’ve tied an AcaVids in with a substantive post…it just felt right given the amount of feedback I have received from the post.
Way back in 1990, Take 6 appeared on The Tonight Show which was guest hosted by Jay Leno.
They also appeared on the Arsenio Hall show
On PBS’s Great Performances series, tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, go to 3:39 in the video
They’ve also performed at the Oscars,
the Grammys (multiple times)
They’ve appeared on television performances with Stevie Wonder
and many, many others. I think I’ve proven my point, though. Respect.
Then, we have Straight No Chaser. Obviously, their career as professionals has been significantly shorter, but they’ve also got a YouTube video with 16 million views
and have appeared on The Today Show multiple times
They’ve appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (no video available), the next host of The Tonight Show, and on ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning.
They’ve performed live with Barry Manilow,
had entire concerts broadcast on PBS, and performed the national anthem at MLB (Major League Baseball), NFL (National Football League), and many other events, and appeared at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Enjoy, and let me know if you know of any additional noteworthy performances from either group!