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Best of Vol.1 [Import]

Doobie Brothers Audio CD
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There's no separating the unparalleled legacy of the Doobie Brothers from their upcoming HOR Records release World Gone Crazy – not that anyone would want to. Nevertheless, the new album may be most remarkable for the extent to which it stands completely on its own. Yes, World Gone Crazy is another chapter in one of the great American music stories, but it's neither comeback nor ... Read more in Amazon's Doobie Brothers Store

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  • Audio CD (25 Oct 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Euro Parrot
  • ASIN: B000002KHW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,876 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. China Grove
2. Long Train Runnin'
3. Takin' It To The Streets
4. Listen To The Music
5. Black Water
6. Rockin' Down The Highway
7. Jesus Is Just Alright
8. It Keeps You Runnin'
9. South City Midnight Lady
10. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)
11. Without You

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The Doobie Brothers' career is best be divided into two camps. The band originally started out as a good-time party band, as their name implies, churning out a string of rock hits like "Jesus Is Just Alright," "Take Me in Your Arms," and "Black Water." The guitar intro to "China Grove" is a rock classic, lending itself to every bar band in the world. There was something infectious about the early hits--strong melodies, great harmonies, and a genre-bending beat lifted the songs above the ordinary. That rollicking, rocking edge was all but abandoned when Michael McDonald joined. McDonald brought an urban, white-funk feel to the band, as best exemplified by "It Keeps You Runnin'" and "Takin' It to the Streets." Best of The Doobies draws more heavily upon the hits before his arrival, which, to many, should make the collection almost perfect. --Steve Gdula

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Doobie Brothers 21 Feb 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a great cd it is a best of but it is rocking takes me back in time I forgot a couple of tracks the Doobie Brothers had done so it was great to hear them again I would recommend this album to all listeners of music.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT Early Hits Package! A+++ 19 July 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is an excellent "Greatest Hits" collection from the Doobies with their 'original lead-vocalist" - Tom Johnston. These songs are great for driving, dancing or relaxing. These were the hits before the Band changed styles and became more 'bluesy-commercial sounding'.

American advertizers use their songs a lot---but they tease you with 1 or 2 lines of the song--then you have to go dig-up your CD & play the whole thing!

Mellow out with your lemonade, take off your shoes & go dancing in the grass in your bare feet and remember the good old days with songs from their 1st CD like "Listen To The Music" to later music like "Black Water".
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Early Dobbie Brothers Are The One's For Me. 9 July 2014
Format:Audio CD
The Doobie Brothers hit the UK in the 1970s via the top class Rock songs Listen To The Music and Jesus Is Just Alright.
In my opinion both are worth the cost of the album in their own right, however I also particularly enjoy melodic acoustic driven Black Water and the Country sounding South City Midnight Lady.
With 11 songs in total this is just the collection I was looking for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Doobie doobie do 23 Jun 2014
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Great record I have on vynal so loved it before I bought the cd .Some tracks are classics like "listen to the music".
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51 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC Rock 'N' Roll from the 70's!!!! :) 19 April 2001
By Robert J. Schneider - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Oh man, I remember this album from when my older brother bought it back in 1976. It was great then and is great now. Sure, I do prefer the Tom Johnston songs to the Michael McDonald ones, but even the MM songs are still pretty damn good!
The Doobies back in the '70's, as has already been described in other reviews, were a good-time party bar 'n' biker band (as opposed to the late 70's/early 80's when they metamorphosed into a studied jazz/R&B band). Although I do like some of their later songs (specificallly "What A Fool Believes" and "One Step Closer"), this collection is by far better than "Best Of The Doobies , Volume 2."
From the opening hard-rock crunch known as "China Grove" (still the bitchin'-est song the Doobies have EVER done- I mean, come on, who HASN'T seriously played air-guitar to THIS one??) to the soaring harmonies of "Long Train Runnin'" to the jazzy "Takin' It To The Streets" to the acoustic-driven "Listen To The Music" and "Black Water" (which was actually THE very first song I ever heard by The Doobie Brothers, and which made me think that they were a country group), every song on here is a 70's classic. The Doobies were extremely diverse in their music, from the backwater country sound of "Black Water" to their great version of the Holland-Dozier-Holland 60's classic "Take Me In Your Arms."
If you get only ONE Doobie Bros. CD, then THIS IS THE ONE TO GET!!!! :)
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Greatest Hits CD of all time 23 Oct 2001
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I wasn't even born when this album came out, but it's my favorite of all time. It has never left my cassette deck. You have Hard Rock with songs like China Grove, Without You and Jesus is Just Alright. You have catchy, acoustic rock with Long Train Runnin' and Listen to the Music. You've got fast driving rock with Rockin' Down The Highway, and Take Me In Your Arms And country/folk/rock classics in South City Midnight Lady, and the immortal #1 hit Black Water. Michael McDonald's tunes are so different, yet Takin' It To The Streets is a great boogie song as well as the emotional It Keeps You Runnin'. If you think you can find a better collection of songs to show off a band - any band, you must be living a dream. My only complaint is that Sweet Maxine, Another Park Another Sunday, and I Cheat The Hangman are not on here, but the Old LP's couldn't hold that many minutes of song. All I can say is that if you like classic rock, there's only one thing to do - "Listen to the Music" of The Best of The Doobies (one of the first albums in history to recieve the Diamond Award signifying 10 million copies sold).
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First Doobie Era 16 April 2002
By P Magnum - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
1976's The Best Of The Doobies culls together the band's hits from their first era of 1971-76. Most of the tracks are from the Tom Johnston & Patrick Simmons led era including the classic "China Grove", the number one hit "Black Water", the rolling "Jesus Is Just Alright" and the pure AM Gold of "Listen To The Music". Michael McDonald joined the band in 1976 for the end of this first era and contributes two songs, the brilliant "Takin' It To The Streets" and "It Keeps You Running". If you are a fan of the more rocking version of the Doobies, then this album is for you.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long Live the Doobie Brothers 24 Mar 2006
By R. Cousineau - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This disc has been around since I was a kid and it helped form what was the best of AM/FM radio in the 70`s.Not too heavy,not too folky but good enough music to play at any time for any occasion.

Every song is great,sweet harmonies and great playing make this an absolute classic.If you ask me,South City Midnight Lady is one of the most beautiful songs they ever did.Buy it for someone you love or for the rock and roll fan in your life and pass those good times along.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Hits 6 Mar 2010
By MRT - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is an excellent "Greatest Hits" collection from the Doobies with their 'original lead-vocalist" - Tom Johnston. These songs are great for driving, relaxing or doing whatever to. These were the hits before the Band changed styles and became more 'bluesy-commercial sounding'.
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