The Doobie Brothers

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Peter Kurtz
One of the most inauspicious debuts by a major rock group, this subdued slice of country boogie might be called the missing link between Moby Grape and the later, revved-up Doobies of "Listen to the Music." Only a handful of West Coast hippies bought this record originally, but it lays the blueprint for the Doobies' future radio-friendly sound: chugging rhythm guitar, stretched-out harmonies, Tom Johnston's joyful R&B vocals, and Patrick Simmons' acoustic picking. A muffled mixing job helped keep this album in the morgue, which is sad, because "Nobody" and "Greenwood Creek" rate with some of Johnston's best tunes, and they deserve issuance on a definitive Doobie ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Peter Kurtz
One of the most inauspicious debuts by a major rock group, this subdued slice of country boogie might be called the missing link between Moby Grape and the later, revved-up Doobies of "Listen to the Music." Only a handful of West Coast hippies bought this record originally, but it lays the blueprint for the Doobies' future radio-friendly sound: chugging rhythm guitar, stretched-out harmonies, Tom Johnston's joyful R&B vocals, and Patrick Simmons' acoustic picking. A muffled mixing job helped keep this album in the morgue, which is sad, because "Nobody" and "Greenwood Creek" rate with some of Johnston's best tunes, and they deserve issuance on a definitive Doobie Brothers compilation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/9/1995
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 075992621526
  • Catalog Number: 1919

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nobody (3:42)
  2. 2 Slippery St. Paul (2:14)
  3. 3 Greenwood Creek (3:04)
  4. 4 It Won't Be Right (2:38)
  5. 5 Travelin' Man (4:25)
  6. 6 Feelin' Down Farther (4:20)
  7. 7 The Master (3:30)
  8. 8 Growin' a Little Each Day (3:20)
  9. 9 The Beehive State (2:42)
  10. 10 Closer Every Day (4:19)
  11. 11 Chicago (1:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Doobie Brothers Primary Artist
Tom Johnston Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Harp, Vocals
Patrick Simmons Guitar, Vocals
Dave Shogren Organ, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
John Hartman Drums
Pat Simmons Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
The Doobie Brothers Arranger
Patrick Simmons Arranger
Marty Cohn Engineer, Executive Producer
Paul Curcio Executive Producer
Lee Herschberg Mastering
Ted Templeman Producer, Audio Production
Lenny Waronker Producer, Audio Production
Ed Thrasher Art Direction
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