Thursday, August 24, 2006

Number 868 - Doobie Brothers



Number 868

Doobie Brothers

"Blackwater"

(1974)
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Genre:Classic Rock

I like to hear some funky Dixieland/Pretty Mama, come and take me by the hand.
Oh, by the hand (hand - honky tonk)/Take me by the hand (honky tonk - pretty mama)
Come and dance with your Daddy (with you) all night long.

It may be pretty odd lryics to Generation Y, but the melody proved to be a standout. So much of a standout it earnt Doobie Brothers a Number 1 Hit in 1974.
"Their first number one single, "Black Water," featured heavy contributions from former Steely Dan member Jeff "Skunk" Baxter. Jeff "Skunk" Baxter who officially joined the Doobie Brothers for 1975's Stampede. Prior to the album's spring release, Johnston was hospitalized with a stomach ailment, and was replaced for the supporting tour by keyboardist/vocalist Michael McDonald, who had also worked with Steely Dan" "As one of the most popular Californian pop/rock bands of the '70s, the Doobie Brothers evolved from a mellow, post-hippie boogie band to a slick, soul-inflected pop band by the end of the decade. Along the way, the group racked up a string of gold and platinum albums in the U.S., along with a number of radio hits like "Listen to the Music," "Black Water" and "China Grove."
For more Doobie Brothers see Number 776
For Steely Dan see Number 907
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (Gasp! R.S gave them the bird) and the Album ranked at Number (Disowned, Tsk)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 59.6 out of 108
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