Tag: Toulouse Street

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”