Best of The Doobies

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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 released by Warner Bros. Records in November 1976 and has been re-released numerous times.

Best of the Doobies
Doobie Brothers - Best of The Doobies (1976 album cover).jpg
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedOctober 29, 1976
Recorded1972–1976[1]
GenreRock, pop
Length45:08
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerTed Templeman[2]
The Doobie Brothers chronology
Takin' It to the Streets
(1976)
Best of the Doobies
(1976)
Livin' on the Fault Line
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[3]
Christgau's Record GuideB+[4]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[5]
The Great Rock Discography8/10[6]
MusicHound Rock3.5/5[7]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[8]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[9]

Track listingEdit

Side One

  1. "China Grove" (Tom Johnston) – 3:14
  2. "Long Train Runnin'" (Johnston) – 3:23
  3. "Takin' It to the Streets" (Michael McDonald) – 3:36
  4. "Listen to the Music" (Johnston) – 3:49
  5. "Black Water" (Patrick Simmons) – 4:14
  6. "Rockin' Down the Highway" (Johnston) – 3:19

Side Two

  1. "Jesus Is Just Alright" (Arthur Reid Reynolds) – 4:30
  2. "It Keeps You Runnin'" (McDonald) – 4:20
  3. "South City Midnight Lady" (Simmons) – 5:27
  4. "Take Me in Your Arms" (Holland–Dozier–Holland) – 3:39
  5. "Without You" (John Hartman, Michael Hossack, Johnston, Tiran Porter, Simmons) – 4:58

PersonnelEdit

Per[10][2]

ChartsEdit

In 1977 Best of the Doobies made #5 on the Billboard 200.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Best of the Doobies > Overview". Allmusic Guide. Retrieved October 1, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Best of the Doobies Warner Bros. Records #3112-2 CD reissue
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: D". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 24, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  5. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-0857125958.
  6. ^ Strong, Martin Charles (2002). "The Doobie Brothers". The Great Rock Discography. The National Academies. ISBN 1-84195-312-1.
  7. ^ "The Doobie Brothers - Best of the Doobies". Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  8. ^ "Best of the Doobies". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  9. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 253. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  10. ^ "Best of the Doobies > Credits". Allmusic Guide. Retrieved October 1, 2010.
  11. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/artist/p4118

See alsoEdit