Takin’ It To The Streets is the sixth studio album released by the American rock band. It was the first recording to feature Michael McDonald on lead vocals. The album features singles “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “Wheels of Fortune” and “It Keeps You Runnin’.”
Best of The Doobies is the first greatest hits album by The Doobie Brothers. The album has material from Toulouse Street through Takin’ It to the Streets, and is also a diamond record. The album was first released by Warner Bros. Records in November 1976 and has been re-released numerous times.
The Doobie Brothers – Stampede (1975) [MFSL 2013] PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 41:09 minutes | Scans included | 1,65 GB or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 813 MB Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2061 | Genre: Rock
Talk about greatness — the Doobie Brothers, with Jeff “Skunk” Baxter added to their lineup, delivered their best album to date helped by a fairly big hit, though “Take Me in Your Arms” never did anything close to its predecessors despite some chords and modulations that recalled “Black Water” ever so slightly. Stampede’s virtue was its musicianship, which, in addition to new member Baxter, was also showcased in the guises of some impressive guests. the Doobie Brothers’ rootsiest album to date, Stampede was virtuoso soulful countrified rock of a gritty nature, crossing over into blues as well as reaching back to a raw, traditional rock & roll sound that wouldn’t have sounded too out of place 20 years earlier. That was the opener, the searing “Sweet Maxine,” which just might’ve made a good single with an edit or two to bring it down to three and a half minutes; the record gets better with the bouncing “Neal’s Fandango,” which is highlighted by lyrical as well as instrumental acrobatics on the verses and a delicious guitar and piano break. “Texas Lullaby” is one of the prettiest pieces of country rock (though it’s a little more “Western rock”) to come out of the genre since the Byrds and the Beau Brummels had treaded into it eight years earlier, and gets a magnificently soulful performance from Tom Johnston. And speaking of soul, Curtis Mayfield is the arranger on Johnston’s hard-driving “Music Man.” The group strips down to its acoustic basics for “Slat Key Soquel Rag,” which could have been an outtake from the group’s self-titled debut album; Maria Muldaur is the guest vocalist on “I Cheat the Hangman,” representing Patrick Simmons’ songwriting at its most ethereal. Baxter’s “Précis” was the group’s nod to classical and Spanish guitar technique, and “Rainy Day Crossroad Blues” provides guest artist Ry Cooder with a gorgeous canvas on which to paint his slide guitar licks. And the album lands with its feet firmly in 1970s-style roots rock on “I’ve Been Workin’ on You” and “Double Dealin’ Four Flusher”. (more…)
The Doobie Brothers – Takin’ It To The Streets (1976) [MFSL 2010] PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:38 minutes | Scans included | 1,60 GB or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 811 MB Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2043 | Genre: Rock
Takin’ It to the Streets is the sixth studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers, released in 1976. It was the first to feature Michael McDonald on lead vocals. (more…)
The Doobie Brothers – The Captain And Me (1973) [MFSL 2010] PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 41:45 minutes | Scans included | 1,69 GB or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 841 MB Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2042 | Genre: Rock
The Captain and Me is the third studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers, released in 1973. It features some of their most popular hits including “Long Train Runnin’ “, “China Grove” and “Without You”. The album is certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA. (more…)
The Doobie Brothers – The Captain And Me (1973) [Japanese SACD 2011] PS3 Rip | ISO | DST 64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 42:05 mins | Scans included | 2,79 GB or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 900 MB SACD Hybrid reissue release from The Doobie Brothers. Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround.
The Doobie Brothers’ third long-player was the charm, their most substantial and consistent album to date, and one that rode the charts for a year. It was also a study in contrasts, Tom Johnston’s harder-edged, bolder rocking numbers balanced by Patrick Simmons’ more laid-back country-rock ballad style. The leadoff track, Johnston’s “Natural Thing,” melded the two, opening with interlocking guitars and showcasing the band’s exquisite soaring harmonies around a beautiful melody, all wrapped up in a midtempo beat — the result was somewhere midway between Allman Brothers-style virtuosity and Eagles/Crosby & Nash-type lyricism, which defined this period in the Doobies’ history and gave them a well-deserved lock on the top of the charts. Next up was the punchy, catchy “Long Train Runnin’,” a piece they’d been playing for years as an instrumental — a reluctant Johnston was persuaded by producer Ted Templeman to write lyrics to it and record the song, and the resulting track became the group’s next hit. The slashing, fast-tempo “China Grove” and “Without You” represented the harder side of the Doobies’ sound, and were juxtaposed with Simmons’ romantic country-rock ballads “Clear as the Driven Snow,” and “South City Midnight Lady.” Simmons also showed off his louder side with “Evil Woman,” while Johnston showed his more reflective side with “Dark Eyed Cajun Woman,” “Ukiah” and “The Captain and Me” — the latter, a soaring rocker clocking in at nearly five minutes, features radiant guitars and harmonies, soaring ever higher and faster to a triumphant finish. (more…)
The Doobie Brothers – Toulouse Street (1972) [MFSL 2009] PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 35:25 minutes | Scans included | 1,44 GB or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 717 MB Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2041 | Genre: Rock
As one of the most popular California pop/rock bands of the ’70s, the Doobie Brothers evolved from a mellow, post-hippie boogie band to a slick, soul-inflected pop band by the end of the decade. Toulouse Street is their second studio album. Toulouse Street is the name of a street in the French Quarter of New Orleans. (more…)
The Doobie Brothers – What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits (1974) [MFSL 2011] PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:05 minutes | Scans included | 1,81 GB or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 903 MB Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2060 | Genre: Rock
What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits, the follow-up to the Doobies’ massive commercial breakthrough, The Captain and Me, boasts one of the great album titles in rock history. The album also features a strong bunch of songs in the same stylistic vein as its immediate predecessors. The big hit here, of course, is “Black Water,” an infectious piece of jazzy folk rock with a killer a cappella gospel-chorus section. “Song to See You Through” is the Doobies’ version of a ’60s soul ballad, with the Memphis Horns adding a deep, Southern-fried feel. (more…)