Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

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by The Doobie Brothers
     
 
Apart from the four-disc Rhino box and an import collection, there was no comprehensive Doobie Brothers collection spanning the Tom Johnston and Michael McDonald eras alike until Rhino's 2001 collection, Greatest Hits. This, needless to say, is a welcome development

Overview

Apart from the four-disc Rhino box and an import collection, there was no comprehensive Doobie Brothers collection spanning the Tom Johnston and Michael McDonald eras alike until Rhino's 2001 collection, Greatest Hits. This, needless to say, is a welcome development, since it does have all the big songs, from "Listen to the Music" and "China Grove" through "Takin' It to the Streets" and "What a Fool Believes" to their reunion single, "The Doctor," providing an excellent introduction-cum-summary of one of the most popular singles-oriented pop
ock bands of the '70s.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/04/2001
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227438623
catalogNumber:
74386

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doobie Brothers   Primary Artist
Arlo Guthrie   Autoharp
Michael McDonald   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Vocals
Victor Feldman   Percussion,Marimbas
Chet McCracken   Drums,Marimbas,Vibes
Norton Buffalo   Harmonica
Cornelius Bumpus   Organ,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Nicolette Larson   Vocals
Patrick Simmons   Synthesizer,Banjo,Flute,Guitar,Vocals
Jeff Baxter   Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar
Kim Bullard   Keyboards
Jesse Butler   Organ
Rosemary Butler   Vocals
Ben Cauley   Trumpet
Lewis Collins   Tenor Saxophone
Venetta Fields   Vocals
Don Frank   Electronic Drums
Jack Hale   Trombone
Rev. Patrick Henderson   Keyboards
Michael Hossack   Conga,Drums,Timbales
Wayne Jackson   Trumpet
Keith Knudsen   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Bobby LaKind   Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Vocals
Andrew Love   Tenor Saxophone
John McFee   Guitar,Vocals
Dale Ockerman   Keyboards
Bill Payne   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Tiran Porter   Bass,Vocals
Vicki Randall   Vocals
Dave Shogren   Bass,Vocals
Jessica Smith   Vocals
Ted Templeman   Maracas,Tambourine,cowbell
Dave Tyson   Keyboards
Novi Novog   Viola
Richard Bryant   Vocals
John Hartman   Percussion,Drums
Sherlie Matthews   Vocals

Technical Credits

Doobie Brothers   Producer
Michael McDonald   Composer
Carly Simon   Composer
Tom Johnston   Composer
Eddie Schwartz   Composer
Nick DeCaro   String Arrangements
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Jimmie Haskell   String Arrangements
Paul Higgins   Cover Art
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Bill Inglot   Audio Production
David McLees   Producer
Charlie Midnight   Composer
Rodney Mills   Producer
David Paich   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Gary Peterson   Producer
Paul Riser   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Ted Templeman   Producer
Lenny Waronker   Producer
Barry Alfonso   Liner Notes
Steve Woolard   Discographical Annotation
Shawn Amos   Liner Note Coordination
Daniel Goldmark   Editorial Research
Arthur Reynolds   Composer
A. Reynolds   Composer

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Greatest Hits 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Doobies produced a lot of good music, but yet another greatest hits? You might listen to the music but it's obviously all about the money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
''Another Park, Another Sunday'' is exactly what I was looking for in this collection, also. A long-neglected classic. Well, maybe another greatest hits, another year!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Michael McDonald is a fantastic singer, and his voice makes the Doobies sound even better. I loved the old stuff, too, like "Listen to the Music" and "Long Train Runnin'", but "You Belong to Me" and "Real Love" absolutely puts me away. The man's voice is SEXY for sure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
OK, you probably own some of the songs. But if you would like the best ''best of'' collection to date of the Doobie Bros. thru-out the entire history of the band (with the exception of Sibling Rivalry just out) get THIS one. On recording, give a listen--it's great and without the erstwhile obligatory ''remastered'' or some other sonic appelation, they just did a GOOD job on the sound. Remember the youngest recording here (Dangerous) is '91 and the only other ''new'' one is 89's The Doctor. Everyone will have some misgiving, a song or 2 that needs to be here, (mine is the remake of Little Darlin' from Faultline), but it's 75 minutes of pure acoustic/electric/rock/jazz with the patented high-harmony vocals missing in action elsewhere ( say on the latest CSNY reunion Looking Forward. And Pluheeze don't biopsy Mike McDonald out of the band. He singularly kept it alive (and sang lead on Tom Johnson songs in shows). Without Mike, this album would only have maybe 10 cuts. In short this is one collection that is hard to turn off after a few tunes, you will be singin' along, and playing that air-guitar, and drive with just a little more pep on the peddle!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just waiting for a greatest hits album that includes 'Another Park, Another Sunday' and one without Michael Mcdonald, in my view, he's ruined the Rockin' Doobies, mellowed them out. Drop the Mcdonalds' tunes!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is similar to one released several years ago except with a few 'mo betta' tracks. Yea, this sounds great going up the coast with the sun roof open!