Last updated August 2010
The Doobies strut their stuff as the sun goes down ... © Tony Brigg
Photo courtesy of Henry Cobbold , Knebworth House.
Doobie Brothers were
something of a mainstream band , at least if one judged them by their records,
but live they were another matter, on stage they were an extremely funky and
soulful outfit . They were billed above Van Morrison on
the strength of a few hits such as Listen to the Music
and Jesus is Just Alright . I never owned all that
many Doobies albums, but I had friends who were
real fans , and we spent a fair few hours laid back listening to their albums,
the best of which are probably Toulouse Street and
The Captain and Me.
Photo courtesy of Joseph Kolmansky.
Photograph © Bazza.
To view a close up of the band click the main photo
View of der Doobs from just about where the Archive editor was sitting © Tony Brigg
was expecting to be mildly entertained , but the band were top notch . Not an
outfit who were going to go in any different directions on any given night,
but still a highly professional band of talented musos who were capable of stirring
up a crowd and giving them a good time, mainly driven by the twin guitars of
Pat Simmons and Tom
Johnston, their eminently soulful vocals and a
rhythm section that was as tight as a latex glove. They also had more than a
few damn good songs and the combination of the twin intermingled guitars and
spot on vocal harmonies was hard to resist. This show was hot and featured most
of their big hits. By the end of their set they had most of the crowd on their
feet and dancing madly to their music.
Excellent photos of a Doobie
Brothers concert in Arizona in 1974 can be seen here
Listen To The Music
least one audience tape exists of this show . Big thanks
to the intrepid J K - who taped the show - for this set list . As he says "
highlight of this show was Tom Johnston's " put your hand together " routine
which worked so well and still gives me a thrill after all this time"
Hopefully this tape will surface digitally sometime on the trading circuit, although ominously, JK no longer answers any of our emails......as none of us are getting any younger, lets hope he is still around .
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Band reviews which also contain recording details, set list and band line up info as well as links to each artist where available..
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