Doobie Brothers: Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons (vocals, guitar); Michael McDonald (vocals, keyboards); Tiran Porter (vocals, bass); Keith Knudsen (vocals, drums); Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (guitar).
Additional personnel: Dan Armstrong (electric sitar); Norton Buffalo (harmonica); Victor Feldman (vibraphone); Bobby LaKind (congas); Rosemary Butler, Maureen McDonald (background vocals).
Recorded at Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood, California.
The Doobie's second album of the Michael McDonald era is one of their best and jazziest. The title song, for example, features a lengthy vibraphone solo by Victor Feldman, and the moody "Chinatown" gives guitar wiz Jeff "Skunk" Baxter a chance to show off some impressive Wes Montgomery licks. Other high points include the obligatory Motown remake, in this case Marvin Gaye's "Little Darling (I Need You)," McDonald's catchy vehicle "You Belong to Me" (co-written by Carly Simon) and in a nod to the band's roots, the closing acoustic folk-blues instrumental "Larry the Logger Two-Step," which makes a nice showcase for founding Doobie Patrick Simmons fingerpicking.