Originally called "Pud", San Jose's Doobie Brothers got their start from 2 original members getting introduced by one Skip Spence of Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape. In the early days they attracted a strong following among local chapters of the Hells Angels. Why just check out the cover of their debut album from 1971! The Doobies look like a bunch of hippy punks, ala The Stooges! Who knew?! Too bad the cover pic didn't match the sounds within - But if you grew up listening to The Doobies hits like I did you may enjoy these chill, deep-cuts from that first album.
Dig "Travelin' Man" & "Greenwood Creek". (Click the links below)
Our 7-day tribute to the art & music of Blue Note Records comes to an end with the Hammond organ maestro Jimmy Smith. His "Home Cookin'" LP recorded in the great jazz-year of 1959 and released in 1961 is easily one of his best and a recommended starting places to experience Jimmy Smith. Dig "Messin Around.
Day 6 of a 7-day tribute to the art & music of Blue Note Records brings us to sax super-hero dude Lou Donaldson. He has butt-loads of classic Blue Note album covers (Good Gracious!) but the folks here at Nitro-Retro particularly like the "Alligator Boogaloo" LP released in 1967. From Wiki: "...The success of the title track surprised Donaldson: 'We made the date and we were three minutes short. I said we don't have no more material. And the guy said just play anything for three minutes so we can fill out the time. So I just made the riff and naturally the guys could follow it. That's the only damn thing that sold on the record!' DIG.