The Doobie Brothers-Minute by Minute 1978 CD-Used Very Good $18.99


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The Doobie Brothers-Minute by Minute 1978

With Tom Johnston gone from the lineup because of health problems, this is where the “new” Doobie Brothers really make their debut, with a richly soulful sound throughout and emphasis on horns and Michael McDonald’s piano more than on Patrick Simmons’ or Jeff Baxter’s guitars. Not that they were absent entirely, or weren’t sometimes right up front in the mix, as the rocking, slashing “Don’t Stop to Watch the Wheels” and the bluegrass-influenced “Steamer Lane Breakdown” demonstrate. But given the keyboards, the funky rhythms, and McDonald’s soaring tenor (showcased best on “What a Fool Believes”), it’s almost difficult to believe that this is the hippie bar band that came out of California in 1970. There’s less virtuosity here than on the group’s first half-dozen albums, but overall a more commercial sound steeped in white funk. It’s still all pretty compelling even if its appeal couldn’t be more different from the group’s earlier work (i.e., The Captain and Me, etc.). The public loved it, buying something like three million copies, and the recording establishment gave Minute by Minute four Grammy Awards, propelling the group to its biggest success ever.Since graduating in 1975 from a Steely Dan sideman to a dramatic, revitalizing force for the Doobie Brothers, McDonald has become the toast of the L.A. music scene—a curious community where songwriters compete with die governor of California for clout and media coverage and often win. Hell, last night McDonald threw a big bash for elder statesman (and personal hero) Burt Bacharach, and two nights from now he’ll share the spotlight with Jerry Brown at a memorial concert in the L.A. Forum for the late Lowell George.

A1 Here To Love You
Written-By – Michael McDonald
A2 What A Fool Believes
Written-By – Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald
A3 Minute By Minute
Written-By – Lester Abrams, Michael McDonald
A4 Dependin’ On You
Written-By – Michael McDonald, Patrick Simmons
A5 Don’t Stop To Watch The Wheels
Written-By – Jeffrey Baxter*, Michael Ebert, Patrick Simmons
B1 Open Your Eyes
Written-By – Lester Abrams, Michael McDonald, Patrick Henderson
B2 Sweet Feelin’
Written-By – Patrick Simmons, Ted Templeman
B3 Steamer Lane Breakdown
Written-By – Patrick Simmons
B4 You Never Change
Written-By – Patrick Simmons
B5 How Do The Fools Survive?
Written-By – Carole Bayer Sager, Michael McDonald

The Doobie Brothers-What A Fool Believes 1978

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Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 1 in