Album of the Day
The Doobie Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on this day in 2020, and TOULOUSE STREET was a key stop along the way. The Northern California quintet's second album was produced by Ted Templeman and marked the arrival of bassist Tiran Porter and second drummer Michael Hossack, giving the group new reserves of power. Just as importantly, the songs were top-notch; these 10 tracks feature the first Doobie hits (“Listen to the Music” and “Jesus Is Just Alright”) and several others that were also single-worthy (“Rockin' Down the Highway”). Fine harmony and instrumental work and a wide array of influences including country, folk and R&B make the 1972 collection a showcase for all that the Brothers could do, and the Platinum-selling success of TOULOUSE STREET was well-deserved.