The doobie brothers - china grove


In 1969, singer, guitarist and songwriter Tom Johnston and drummer John Hartman formed the nucleus of what would become… read more

One of the most inauspicious debuts by a major rock group, this subdued slice of country boogie might be called the missing link between Moby Grape and the later, revved-up Doobies of "Listen to the Music." Only a handful of West Coast hippies bought this record originally, but it lays the blueprint for the Doobies ' future radio-friendly sound: chugging rhythm guitar, stretched-out harmonies, Tom Johnston 's joyful R&B vocals, and Patrick Simmons ' acoustic picking. A muffled mixing job helped keep this album in the morgue, which is sad, because "Nobody" and "Greenwood Creek" rate with some of Johnston 's best tunes, and they deserve issuance on a definitive Doobie Brothers compilation.


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