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On June 21, 2016.

On June 21, 2016, Wayne Lamar Jackson died aged 74. He was musician, song writer and producer, playing trumpet in the “Stax Records” house band The Mar – Keys, but best known as co-founder, together with Andrew Love, and member of The Memphis Horns, regarded as  “arguably the greatest soul horn section ever”. Jackson and Love played together on 52 No. 1 songs, and recorded and toured with many famous names, including Elvis Presley, Otis Reding, Neil Diamond, Aretha Franklin, The Doobie Brothers, Al Green, Dusty Springfield, Jimmy Buffet, Robert Cray, Sam & Dave and many others. In 2012, the Memphis Horns received a “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award” for outstanding artistic significance in music.

On April 12, 2012.

On April 12, 2012, Andrew Love died aged 70. He was saxophone player best known for being a member of The Memphis Horns. He was session musician at “Stax Records”, and together with trumpet player Wayne Jackson, he created the signature of Stax horn sound. Love has recorded and toured with many famous artists such as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, Dusty Springfield, The Doobie Brothers, Jimmy Buffett and Robert Cray.

On August 19, 1977.

On August 19, 1977, “Warner Bros” label released “Livin’ on the Fault Line”, the seventh Doobie Brothers studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Sunset Sound Recorders”, “Western Recorders” and “Warner Bros. Recording Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ted Templeman.


  • Patrick Simmons– guitar, vocals
  • Jeff Baxter– guitar, steel guitar
  • Michael McDonald– keyboards, vocals
  • Tiran Porter– bass, vocals
  • Keith Knudsen– drums, vocals
  • John Hartman– drums
  • Bobby LaKind– congas, vocals
  • Dan Armstrong – electric sitar
  • Norton Buffalo– harmonica
  • Victor Feldman– vibes
  • Rosemary Butler, Maureen McDonald – backing vocals
  • Ted Templeman– percussion
  • David Paich– horn and string arrangements
  • Production coordination – Beth Naranjo
  • Engineer – Donn Landee
  • Second Engineer – Kent Nebergall
  • Artwork – Kristin Sundbom
  • Cover photography, cover design – Bruce Steinberg
  • Inner sleeve photo – Michael Zagaris
  • Aerial photo pilot – Roger Glenn

Track listing:

  1. You’re Made That Way – Michael McDonald, Jeff Baxter, Keith Knudsen
  2. Echoes of Love – Patrick Simmons, Willie Mitchell, Earl Randle
  3. Little Darling (I Need You) – Holland-Dozier-Holland
  4. You Belong to Me – Carly Simon, Michael McDonald
  5. Livin’ on the Fault Line – Patrick Simmons
  6. Nothin’ But a Heartache – Michael McDonald
  7. Chinatown – Patrick Simmons
  8. There’s a Light – Michael McDonald
  9. Need a Lady – Tiran Porter
  10. Larry the Logger Two-Step – Patrick Simmons


On July 1, 1972.

On July 1, 1972, “Warner Bros” label released “Toulouse Street”, the second Doobie Brothers studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Warner Bros. Studios” in Hollywood, “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Ted Templeman.


  • Tom Johnston– guitars, vocals
  • Patrick Simmons– guitars, keyboards, vocals
  • Tiran Porter– bass, vocals
  • John (Little John) Hartman– drums, percussion
  • Michael Hossack– drums
  • Jerry Jumonville – tenor saxophone, horn arrangements
  • Joe Lane Davis – baritone saxophone
  • Sherman Marshall Cyr – trumpet
  • Jon Robert Smith – tenor saxophone
  • Bill Payne– piano, organ, keyboards
  • Dave Shogren – bass, guitar; vocals
  • Ted Templeman– percussion
  • Associate producers – Stephen Barncard, Marty Cohn
  • Engineer: Stephen Barncard, Marty Cohn, Donn Landee
  • Production coordination: Benita Brazier
  • Design: Barbara Casado, John Casado
  • Photography: Jill Maggid, Michael Maggid
  • Art direction: Ed Thrasher
  • Remastering: Lee Herschberg

Track listing:

  1. Listen to the Music – Tom Johnston
  2. Rockin’ Down the Highway – Tom Johnston
  3. Mamaloi – Patrick Simmons
  4. Toulouse Street – Patrick Simmons
  5. Cotton Mouth – Jimmy Seals, Dash Crofts
  6. Don’t Start Me to Talkin’ – Sonny Boy Williamson
  7. Jesus Is Just Alright – Arthur Reid Reynolds
  8. White Sun – Tom Johnston
  9. Disciple – Tom Johnston
  10. Snake Man – Tom Johnston

In April 1971.

In April 1971, “Warner Bros” label released the debut, self-titled Doobie Brothers album. It was recorded November-December 1970, at “Pacific Recording Studios” in San Mateo, California, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and Ted Templeman.


  • Tom Johnston– guitar, harmonica, piano, harp, vocals
  • Patrick Simmons– guitar, vocals
  • Dave Shogren – bass guitar, organ, keyboards, vocals
  • John Hartman– drums
  • Executive Producers – Marty Cohn, Paul Curcio
  • Engineer – Marty Cohn
  • Mastering – Lee Herschberg
  • Photography – Jim Marshall
  • Art Direction – Ed Thrasher
  • Arrangers – Patrick Simmons, Tom Johnston, Patrick Simons, Dave Shogren, John Hartman

Track listing:

  1. Nobody – Tom Johnston
  2. Slippery St. Paul – Patrick Simmons
  3. Greenwood Creek – Tom Johnston
  4. It Won’t Be Right – Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons
  5. Travelin’ Man – Tom Johnston
  6. Feelin’ Down Farther – Tom Johnston
  7. The Master – Tom Johnston
  8. Growin’ a Little Each Day – Tom Johnston
  9. Beehive State – Randy Newman
  10. Closer Every Day – Patrick Simmons
  11. Chicago – trad., arr. by Patrick Simmons

On April 25, 1975.


On April 25, 1975, “Warner Bros” label released “Stampede”, the fifth Doobie Brothers studio album. It was recorded September – October 1974, at “Warner Brothers Studios” in  North Hollywood, “Burbank Studios” in Burbank,”Curlom Studios” in Chicago,“The Record Plant” in Sausalito, CA “, and “Creative Workshop” in Nashville, and was produced by Ted Templeman. The album has been certified Gold in the US by the “RIAA”.


  • Tom Johnston– guitars, vocals
  • Patrick Simmons– guitars, vocals
  • Jeff “Skunk” Baxter– guitar, steel guitar
  • Tiran Porter– bass, vocals
  • John Hartman– drums
  • Keith Knudsen– drums, vocals
  • Bill Payne– keyboards
  • Ry Cooder– bottleneck guitar
  • Maria Muldaur– vocals
  • Karl Himmel – drums and percussion
  • Conte and Pete Candoli – trumpets
  • Bobbye Hall Porter– congas
  • Victor Feldman– marimba, percussion
  • Sherlie Matthews– vocals
  • Venetta Fields– vocals
  • Jessica Smith – vocals
  • Ted Templeman– percussion
  • Engineer: Donn Landee, Travis Turk
  • Concert Master: Harry Bluestone
  • String Arrangements: Nick DeCaro, Curtis Mayfield, Paul Riser
  • Horn Arrangements:Curtis Mayfield, Paul Riser
  • Orchestration: Richard Tufo
  • Design: Barbara Casado, John Casado
  • Photography: Jill Maggid, Michael Maggid
  • Art Direction: Ed Thrasher

Track listing:

  1. Sweet Maxine – Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons
  2. Neal’s Fandango – Patrick Simmons
  3. Texas Lullaby – Tom Johnston
  4. Music Man – Tom Johnston
  5. Slack Key Soquel Rag – Patrick Simmons
  6. Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While) – Holland-Dozier-Holland
  7. I Cheat the Hangman – Patrick Simmons
  8. Précis – Jeff Skunk Baxter
  9. Rainy Day Crossroad Blues – Tom Johnston
  10. I Been Workin’ on You – Tom Johnston
  11. Double Dealin’ Four Flusher – Patrick Simmons


On April 15, 1991.


On April 15, 1991, “Capitol” label released “Brotherhood”, the eleventh Doobie Brothers studio album. It was recorded in 1990 at “The Plant” in Sausalito, and was produced by Rodney Mills.


  • Tom Johnston- guitars, vocals
  • Patrick Simmons- guitars, vocals
  • Tiran Porter- bass, vocals
  • John Hartman- drums
  • Michael Hossack- drums, percussion
  • Steve Canali – slide guitar
  • Jimi Fox – percussion
  • Dale Ockerman – keyboards
  • Richard Bryant – background vocals
  • Vicki Randle- background vocals
  • Rodney Mills, Devon Rietveld – engineer
  • Robert Doisneau, Peter Miller – photography
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Rodney Mills, Chris Lord-Alge – mixing
  • John Kehe – design
  • Tommy Steele – art direction

Track listing:

  1. Something You Said – M. Lunn, A. Gorrie
  2. Is Love Enough – Jerry Lynn Williams, W. Richmond
  3. Dangerous – Patrick Simmons
  4. Our Love – Jerry Lynn Williams
  5. Divided Highway – Patrick Simmons, Jimi Fox, Peterik
  6. Under the Spell – Peterik, Syniar, Wertico
  7. Excited – Tom Johnston, Jerry Lynn Williams
  8. This Train I’m On – Simmons, Dale Ockerman
  9. Showdown – Tom Johnston
  10. Rollin’ On – Tom Johnston