Song of Joy is the second studio album by Captain & Tennille, it was released in 1976. Four singles were released from this album and three of them were top ten singles. Those three were Muskrat Love, Lonely Night (Angel Face) and Shop Around. This album was released on A&M Records.
If you are wondering what events let to the formation of Captain & Tennille, in 1972, Toni Tennille was the co-writer of an ecology themed musical, Mother Earth. At that time, Daryl Dragon was working as a keyboardist for the Beach Boys. When Tennille's show was preparing to move fro San Francisco's Marines Memorial Theatre to Southern California's South Coast Repertory, a call was put out for a replacement keyboardist. Dragon was between tours when he heard about the opening, met Tennille in San Francisco to audition and landed the gig.
Dragon later reciprocated by recommending Tennille to the Beach Boys when the band needed an additional keyboardist, and they hired her. She toured with them for a year, and has since been known as The Beach Boys' one and only "Beach Girl".
When that tour was over, and realizing their collaborative potential, Tennille and Dragon began performing as a duo at the now-defunct Smokehouse Restaurant in Encino, California. Well the rest is musical history.
This album is in very good condition as is the cover.