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What's your favorite Doobie Brothers song?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Munjibunga, Jun 26, 2001.


  1. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Road Angel, Without You, or Mamaloi.
     
  2. Max

    Max Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
    China Grove. That's one of those songs that still sounds fresh to me even though it is such a classic rock staple. Least favorite: Black Water.
     
  3. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    Takin' it to the Streets
     
  4. Cornbread

    Cornbread

    Jun 20, 2000
    Lawrence, Ma
    Long Train Running
     
  5. TonyS

    TonyS

    Dec 13, 1999
    USA
    Another vote for Long Train Running.
     
  6. Where's the poll? I wanna be able to vote on this one...
     
  7. TonyS

    TonyS

    Dec 13, 1999
    USA
    Ok, I'll play ... my favorite Doobie Bros. song is "Long Train Running", which just happens to be the same as Cornbreads favorite Doobie Bros. song.
     
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    "LTR" too. It's the obvious choice but ...so what?;)

    It was one of the first "serious" basslines I learned when I started playing (loved Tiran Porter). Loved the guitar lines, too.
     
  9. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    "Another Park, Another Sunday"...the 'ballad' with the cool Emaj7 voicing from the Vices album.
    Porter plays an incredibly melodic line throughout & even does a quasi-'solo' during the outro. The guitar solo on this track is amazing...Jazz-y! ;)
    Back in my high school daze, we played(attempted)this tune & the guitarist/keyboardist had this solo nailed(& the solo on "China Grove"). I hated him! ;)
    (Truthfully, my friend was really a major help in my developement...if you're like me, a tone-deaf weasle, & ya know anyone with 'perfect pitch', stick with them!). ;)

    I also like "Rio"(cool section in 3/4) & "8th Avenue Shuffle" from Takin' It To The Streets...

    There's also some tuneage from the One Step Closer album I like..."South Bay Strut", "No Stoppin' Us Now", etc
    Was it Willie Weeks playin' bass on this record? Damn, I forget...
     
  10. nanook

    nanook

    Feb 9, 2000
    Alaska
    China Grove
    Minute By minute
     
  11. nanook

    nanook

    Feb 9, 2000
    Alaska
    We always called this one the diarrhea song...just keeps me running
     
  12. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I forgot to mention that any song with Michael McDonald in it is not considered a DB song, so "Takin' it to the Streets" is not a DB song.
     
  13. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    *meow*
     
  14. Does that go for Steely Dan songs too?
     
  15. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    No, if Fagen and Becker are there, it's Steely Dan, regardless of who else is there.
     
  16. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    Wat about Michael McDonald tunes...are they still considered Michael McDonald tunes if he sings on them?
     
  17. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    The only thing I ever liked about the Doobie Brothers was Michael McDonalds's voice - an awesome sound! ;)
     
  18. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    I came here to vote for Long Train Coming, who cares who was in the band and when and why and if they had kippers for breakfast?

    Anyway I am in a band that covers the song but I cannot get the harmony. To anyone who wants to point out that I dont do harmony, its too obvious.
     
  19. Even Jeff Baxter?
     
  20. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Skunk rules, period.