Tag: Doobie Brothers

Thursday 10/7/21 10pm ET: Feature LP: Doobie Brothers – Liberté (2021)

The Doobie Brothers released their first new studio album featuring all-new songs in over a decade on October 1, 2021.

Liberté features 12 original tunes by the group’s core members — Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons and John McFee — produced and co-written with John Shanks, who’s previously collaborated with Bon Jovi, Stevie Nicks and many others.

The album is The Doobie Brothers’ 15th full-length studio effort and their first album of new songs since 2010’s World Gone Crazy. It’s available now on CD and digital formats.

Coinciding with Liberté‘s arrival, the band has debuted a lyric video for one of the new songs, “Shine Your Light,” on their YouTube channel.

In addition, to celebrate the albums release, The Doobie Brothers will perform and be interviewed as part of a special that will be streamed on YouTube.com starting at 7 p.m. ET.

The Doobie Brothers gave fans an early preview of Liberté in August, when they issued a self-titled digital EP featuring four songs from the album — “Oh Mexico,” “Cannonball,” “Don’t Ya Mess with Me” and “Better Days.”

Also in August, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers finally launched their 50th anniversary tour, which was postponed from 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The trek, which sees former singer/keyboardist Michael McDonald rejoining the group, continues tonight in Spokane, Washington. The 2021 portion of the outing wraps up with an October 29 concert in Allentown, Pennsylvania, while a second leg is scheduled to begin on June 2, 2022, in West Palm Beach, Florida.

1 Oh Mexico 3:22
2 Better Days 3:23
3 Don’t Ya Mess With Me 3:33
4 Cannonball 3:44
5 Wherever We Go 4:02
6 The American Dream 3:50
7 Shine Your Light 3:52
8 We Are More Than Love 3:25
9 Easy 2:59
10 Just Can’t Do This Alone 3:19
11 Good Thang 3:10
12 Amen Old Friend 4:14

Monday 8/16/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Doobie Brothers Top 30 Hits

The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band from San Jose, California, known for their flexibility in performing across numerous genres and their vocal harmonies. Active for five decades, with their greatest success in the 1970s, the group’s current lineup consists of founding members Tom Johnston (guitars, vocals) and Patrick Simmons (guitars, vocals), alongside Michael McDonald (keyboards, vocals) and John McFee (guitars, pedal steel, violin, backing vocals), and touring musicians including John Cowan (bass, vocals), Bill Payne (keyboards), Marc Russo (saxophones), Ed Toth (drums), and Marc Quiñones (percussion). Other long-serving members of the band include guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (1972–1979), bassist Tiran Porter (1972–1980, 1987–1992) and drummers John Hartman (1970–1979, 1987–1992), Michael Hossack (1971–1973, 1987–2012), and Keith Knudsen (1973–1982, 1993–2005).

Patrick Simmons – guitar, banjo, flute, vocals (1970–82, 1987–91, 1992, 1993–present)
Tom Johnston – vocals, guitar, harmonica (1970–77, 1987–91, 1992, 1993–present)
Michael McDonald – vocals, keyboards (1975–82, 1987, 1992, 1995–96, 2019–present)
John McFee – guitar, violin, pedal steel guitar, vocals (1979–82, 1987, 1993–present)

1What a Fool Believes1979
2The Doctor1989
3Long Train Runnin’1973
4Listen to the Music1972
5Black Water1974
6Real Love1980
7Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me)1975
8Minute by Minute1979
9China Grove1973
10Need a Little Taste of Love1989
11Jesus Is Just Alright1972
12Dependin’ on You1979
13Takin’ It to the Streets1976
14One Step Closer1980
15It Keeps You Runnin’1976
16Dangerous1991
17Little Darling (I Need You)1977
18Wynken, Blynken & Nod1980
19Rollin’ On1991
20Ordinary Man2001
21South of the Border1989
22Another Park, Another Sunday1974
23Sweet Maxine1975
24Eyes of Silver1974
25Nobody1971
26I Cheat the Hangman1975
27Keep This Train A-Rollin’1981
28Here to Love You1982
29Echoes of Love1977
30You Belong to Me (live)1983

Monday 6/21/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 70’s (Actual start 1:30)

The best music from 1970 – 1979 featuring tunes from: Billy Paul, Bonnie Pointer, Outlaws, Paper Lace, Diana Ross, Andy Gibb, Don McLean, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton and more . . .

Monday 6/14/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 70’s

The best music from 1970 – 1979 featuring tunes from: Raspberries, Elton John, Cheap Trick, Dave Mason, Van Halen, Billy Joel, Jackson 5, Jefferson Airplane, Kinks, Joe Hinton and more . . .

Thursday 5/20/21 2pm ET: Sounds of 2000

Featuring music from 2000 – 2009. This week music from John Mellencamp, Ben’s Brother, Elton John, Shania Twain, AC/DC, Goo Goo Dolls, Martina McBride, Doobie Brothers, Poison, Jack Ingram, and more . . .

Monday 4/5/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Doobie Brothers – Toulouse Street (1972)

Toulouse Street is the second studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers. The album was released on July 1, 1972, by Warner Bros. Records. It was their first album with new bassist Tiran Porter and second drummer Michael Hossack to augment existing drummer John Hartman, so it meant that they now had their trademark twin-drummer sound. Toulouse Street is the name of a street in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The cover and inside centerfold photos were taken at a former brothel on Toulouse Street.

  1. “Listen to the Music” 4:44
  2. “Rockin’ Down the Highway” 3:18
  3. “Mamaloi” 2:28
  4. “Toulouse Street” 3:20
  5. “Cotton Mouth” 3:44
  6. “Don’t Start Me to Talkin'” 2:41
  7. “Jesus Is Just Alright” 4:33
  8. “White Sun” 2:28
  9. “Disciple” 6:42
  10. “Snake Man” 1:35

Tom Johnston – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
Patrick Simmons – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, banjo on “Listen to the Music”[8]
Tiran Porter – backing vocals, bass
John (Little John) Hartman – drums, percussion
Michael Hossack – drums
Bill Payne – piano on “Rockin’ Down the Highway” and “Don’t Start Me to Talkin'”, organ on “Cotton Mouth” and “Jesus Is Just Alright”
Dave Shogren – bass and acoustic guitar on “Toulouse Street”, backing vocals on “White Sun”
Jerry Jumonville – tenor saxophone on “Cotton Mouth” and “Don’t Start Me to Talkin'”
Jon Robert Smith – tenor saxophone on “Cotton Mouth” and “Don’t Start Me to Talkin'”
Joe Lane Davis – baritone saxophone on “Cotton Mouth” and “Don’t Start Me to Talkin'”
Sherman Marshall Cyr – trumpet on “Cotton Mouth” and “Don’t Start Me to Talkin'”
Ted Templeman – additional percussion
uncredited – flute on “Toulouse Street”

Wednesday 11/25/2020 2pm ET: Feature LP:

The Very Best of The Doobie Brothers is a two disc greatest hits album by The Doobie Brothers released on March 13, 2007.

1. “Listen to the Music” (Single Version) 3:26
2. “Jesus Is Just Alright” (Single Version) 3:51
3. “Rockin’ Down the Highway” 3:21
4. “Long Train Runnin'” 3:28
5. “China Grove” 3:15
6. “South City Midnight Lady” 5:29
7. “Another Park, Another Sunday” s 4:27
8. “Eyes of Silver” 2:59
9. “Nobody” (Single Version) 3:29
10. “Black Water” 4:15
11. “Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)” 3:39
12. “Sweet Maxine” (Single Version) 3:44
13. “I Cheat the Hangman” 6:35
14. “Takin’ It to the Streets” 3:50
15. “Wheels of Fortune” (Single Version) 3:50
16. “It Keeps You Runnin'” 4:16
17. “Little Darling (I Need You)” 3:25
18. “Echoes of Love” 2:59
19. “What a Fool Believes” 3:42
20. “Minute by Minute” 3:26
21. “Dependin’ on You” (Single Version) 3:15
22. “Real Love” 4:18
23. “One Step Closer” 4:11
24. “Wynken, Blynken & Nod” 3:20
25. “Keep This Train A-Rollin'” 3:28
26. “Here to Love You” (Single Version) 3:26
27. “You Belong to Me” (Live; Early Fade-Out) 3:04
28. “The Doctor” 3:46
29. “South of the Border” 4:20
30. “Need a Little Taste of Love” 4:03
31. “Dangerous” 5:03
32. “Rollin’ On” 4:14
33. “Ordinary Man” 3:59