It was an uphill climb for The Doobie Brothers as their first album from 1971 titled, 'The Doobie Brothers' failed to make the Top 200 albums chart...

'The Captain and Me' LP, Wikipedia

Their second album from 1972 titled, 'Toulouse Street' did somewhat better almost making the Top 20, charted at #21.

1973  was the magical year as, 'The Captain and Me' cracked the Top 10 with the help of singles, "Long Train Runnin'" and "China Grove".

Music critic Bruce Ederonce said about the album,"their most substantial and consistent album to date."

The Doobie Brothers 2013, YouTube

 

 

 

Original LP Track List:

  1. "Natural Thing"
  2. "Long Train Runnin'"
  3. "China Grove"
  4. "Dark Eyed Cajun Woman"
  5. "Clear as the Driven Snow"

Side 2

  1. "Without You"
  2. "South City Midnight Lady"
  3. "Evil Woman"
  4. "Busted Down Around O'Connelly Corners"
  5. "Ukiah"
  6. "The Captain and Me"

Happy 40th anniversary as we revisit 1973 with some great landmark classic rock releases.

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The Doobie Brothers performing, "Long Train Runnin'":