Sunday, October 27, 2013

Spotlight on The Doobie Brothers

The Doobie Brothers recorded some of the best music in the 1970s with No. 1 hits such as "Black Water" and "What a Fool Believes." And their songs still hold up today. 

While there have lineup changes through the years, the group had some great rocking tunes such as  "Listen to the Music," "China Grove," "Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me)," and "Takin' It to the Streets" and then went through a soulful period when Michael McDonald was lead singer in the late '70s. 

The group even cranked out a religious rocker in 1972 with "Jesus Is Just Alright," which probably attracted a few more followers to their music. 

I simply love the musicianship, vocals and versatility of The Doobie Brothers. They've sold more than 40 million albums and are still performing and recording. Check out their discography.

During the McDonald years, the group earned a Grammy Award in 1979 for "What A Fool Believes," co-written by McDonald and Kenny Loggins. It was named "Record of the Year" and "Song of the Year." 

The Doobies were elected to the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004. 

And the group was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in ... Well, believe it or not, The Doobies have not reached that hallowed hall of rock music. They were first eligible in 1996.

Not even nominated. Go figure! Their place in the Cleveland shrine is long overdue.

Rock on Doobies!

Until the next time...

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