CD Takin' It To the Streets [The Doobie Brothers] [081227991241] (CD 1321398),
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Takin' It To the Streets [The Doobie Brothers] [081227991241]


  • 1. Wheels of Fortune
    2. Takin' It To the Streets
    3. 8th Avenue Shuffle
    4. Losin' End
    5. Rio
    6. For Someone Special
    7. It Keeps You Runnin'
    8. Turn It Loose
    9. Carry Me Away
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 28992

  • Credits
    ProducerTed Templeman
    EngineerDonna Landee

    The Doobie Brothers: Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons (vocals, guitar); Michael McDonald (vocals, keyboards); Tiran Porter (vocals, bass); Keith Knudsen (vocals, drums); Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (guitar); John Hartman (drums).
    Additional personnel: Maria Muldaur (vocals); Novi (viola); Jesse Butler (organ); Richie Hayward (drums); Bobby LaKind (congas).
    The Memphis Horns: Wayne Jackson, Andrew Love, James Mitchell, Lewis Collins, Jack Hale.
    Recorded at Warner Bros. Recording Studios, North Hollywood, California.
    The Doobie Brothers: Jeff Baxter, John Hartman , Keith Knudsen, Michael McDonald , Patrick Simmons, Tiran Porter, Tom Johnston.
    Additional personnel: Maria Muldaur (vocals); Novi (viola); The Memphis Horns (horns); Jesse Butler (organ); Richie Hayward (drums); Bobby LaKind (congas).
    This record represents the first recorded incarnation of the Doobies part II, the edition of the band featuring gravel-voiced keyboardist Michael MacDonald. It's clearly a transitional album, and a pretty big departure from the band's original style. You can hear the new direction most clearly on the album's two hit singles--the title tune and "It Keeps You Running." The closing track "Carry Me Away" marks the first appearance of the see-saw keyboard riffs later immortalized in "What A Fool Believes" (and later ripped off to good commercial effect by various MacDonald wannabes like Robbie Dupree). The rest of the album deals in various forms of funk.

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