Now Available: The Doobie Brothers, The Warner Bros. Years 1971-1983
With all due respect to the work accomplished by the band in more recent years, most music fans generally perceive the glory days of The Doobie Brothers to be during the Warner Brothers era of their career. Why? Well, obviously, itâs because thatâs when they appeared on an episode of Whatâs Happening!! and famously provided Rog â played by Ernest Thomas â with the excuse to call the Brothersâ hotel room and ask one of the greatest questions in both TV and rock ânâ roll history.
Oh, right, and they released a lot of really great music while they were on Warner Brothers, too, which â as of today â you can now conveniently pick up in a single box set.
The Doobie Brothersâ The Warner Bros. Years 1971-1983 contains all 10 albums that the band released during their time on the label, which means that you get nine studio releases plus the live release that, in addition to being their final WB release (excluding the inevitable best-of collections which would follow), also served as a temporary closing chapter for the bandâs career, one that lasted âtil their 1989 reunion album, Cycles, which emerged on Capitol Records.
Hereâs the albums that you get in this set, along with the singles that were released from those albums, just to help you remember exactly how many hits youâve got in the mix:
â¢ The Doobie Brothers (1971): âNobody,â âTravelinâ Man,â âBeehive Stateâ
â¢ Toulouse Street (1972): âListen to the Music,â âJesus is Just Alright,â âRockinâ Down the Highwayâ
â¢ The Captain and Me (1973): âLong Train Runninâ,â âChina Groveâ
â¢ What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits (1974): âAnother Park, Another Sunday,â âEyes of Silver,â âBlack Waterâ
â¢ Stampede (1975): âTake Me in Your Arms (Rock Me),â âSweet Maxine,â âI Cheat the Hangmanâ
â¢ Takinâ It to the Streets (1976): âTakinâ It to the Streets,â âWheels of Fortune,â âIt Keeps You Runninââ
â¢ Livinâ on the Fault Line (1977): âLittle Darling (I Need You),â âEchoes of Loveâ
â¢ Minute by Minute (1978): âWhat a Fool Believes,â âMinute by Minute,â âDependinâ on Youâ
â¢ One Step Closer (1980): âReal Love,â âOne Step Closer,â âKeep This Train A-Rollinââ
â¢ Farewell Tour (1983): âYou Belong To Meâ
So, yeah, what weâre saying is, thereâs a lot of great music in this set. If youâre a Doobies fan and youâre looking for an easy, convenient way to get as many of their classic albums in a single box set as possible, this is the only way to go.