The Doobie Brothers Download
Mar 23, 1975Kezar Stadium (San Francisco, CA)
The Doobie Brothers Download
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Total Length:
33:03
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

The Doobie Brothers Download

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Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Introduction00:15
  2. 2Jesus Is Just Alright04:46
  3. 3Neal's Fandango03:57
  4. 4Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)04:09
  5. 5Black Water04:31
  6. 6I Been Workin' On You04:13
  7. 7Long Train Runnin'04:07
  8. 8Long Train Runnin' (Jam)02:59
  9. 9China Grove04:06
Item Number:
  • 2437-7324-AD
Date:
  • Mar 23, 1975
Venue:
Sample this concert
  1. 1Introduction00:15
  2. 2Jesus Is Just Alright04:46
  3. 3Neal's Fandango03:57
  4. 4Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)04:09
  5. 5Black Water04:31
  6. 6I Been Workin' On You04:13
  7. 7Long Train Runnin'04:07
  8. 8Long Train Runnin' (Jam)02:59
  9. 9China Grove04:06
Total Length:
33:03
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Tom Johnston - guitar, vocals; Patrick Simmons - guitar, vocals; Jeff "Skunk" Baxter - guitar; Tiran Porter - bass, vocals; John Hartman - drums; Keith Knudsen - drums

This third set of the S.N.A.C.K. Benefit captures The Doobie Brothers at the height of popularity, just before health issues forced the replacement of founding member and songwriter Tom Johnston, and as they were finishing up sessions on the Stampede album. The trademark Doobie harmonies and intertwined guitars, with the dual drummers, are here - as are some of their most memorable songs.

Following Bill Graham's introduction, they kick off their set with a rockin' cover of "Jesus Is Just All Right," in much the same arrangement as The Byrds' great version years prior.

The next two songs, "Neil's Fandango" and "Take Me In Your Arms," would prove to be two of the best on their forthcoming album, and are heard here in early form, prior to becoming familiar radio fare. "Neal's Fandango" is a fast rocker with country overtones, written and sung by Simmons and inspired by the legendary Merry Prankster, Neal Cassidy (a.k.a. Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's On The Road). "Rock Me In Your Arms" would soon become one of the band's biggest hits.

Possibly their most enduring song, "Black Water," follows. When the album What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits was first released, "Black Water" was thought to be a weak link and was relegated to the B-side of the LP's single, "Another Park, Another Sunday." Southern radio stations began playing the B-side and it literally took off on national radio, much to the surprise of everyone involved.

Another new number, "I've Been Working On You" is up next. Written and sung by Johnston, this funky hard rocker shows just how well the band could synchronize new elements into their trademark sound.

They close the show with the one-two punch of their formidable power rocker "Long Time Runnin'" that jams along right into their most infectious early single, "China Grove," to close the set.

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