The Doobie Brothers Takin' It to the Streets

Takin' It to the Streets
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CD Details

  • Released: August 26, 2008
  • Label: Rhino Flashback

Tracks:

  • 1.Wheels of Fortune
  • 2.Takin' It To the Streets
  • 3.8th Avenue Shuffle
  • 4.Losin' End
  • 5.Rio
  • 6.For Someone Special
  • 7.It Keeps You Runnin'
  • 8.Turn It Loose
  • 9.Carry Me Away

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The Doobie Brothers: Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons (vocals, guitar); Michael McDonald (vocals, keyboards); Tiran Porter (vocals, bass); Keith Knudsen (vocals, drums); Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (guitar); John Hartman (drums).
Additional personnel: Maria Muldaur (vocals); Novi (viola); Jesse Butler (organ); Richie Hayward (drums); Bobby LaKind (congas).
The Memphis Horns: Wayne Jackson, Andrew Love, James Mitchell, Lewis Collins, Jack Hale.
Recorded at Warner Bros. Recording Studios, North Hollywood, California.
The Doobie Brothers: Jeff Baxter, John Hartman , Keith Knudsen, Michael McDonald , Patrick Simmons, Tiran Porter, Tom Johnston.
Additional personnel: Maria Muldaur (vocals); Novi (viola); The Memphis Horns (horns); Jesse Butler (organ); Richie Hayward (drums); Bobby LaKind (congas).
This record represents the first recorded incarnation of the Doobies part II, the edition of the band featuring gravel-voiced keyboardist Michael MacDonald. It's clearly a transitional album, and a pretty big departure from the band's original style. You can hear the new direction most clearly on the album's two hit singles--the title tune and "It Keeps You Running." The closing track "Carry Me Away" marks the first appearance of the see-saw keyboard riffs later immortalized in "What A Fool Believes" (and later ripped off to good commercial effect by various MacDonald wannabes like Robbie Dupree). The rest of the album deals in various forms of funk.

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  • Sales Rank: 37,483
  • UPC: 081227991241
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