On Our Way Up

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On Our Way Up
The Doobie Brothers - On Our Way Up.jpg
Studio album by The Doobie Brothers
Released May 22, 2001
Recorded 1970
Genre Rock
Length ???
Label Delta (music label)

On Our Way Up is one of several unauthorized releases of an early Doobie Brothers demo recorded in 1970. Other unauthorized releases of some or all of the tracks on this recording include Runaround Ways, Introducing The Doobie Brothers, Still Smokin' and Excitement, among other titles. The covers of the releases commonly show pictures of later Doobie Brothers lineups, including members that don't appear on the recording.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "By Yourself" (Simmons) – 2:48
  2. "Make It Easy" (Johnston) – 2:54
  3. "Quicksilver Princess" (Johnston) – 2:18
  4. "Blue Jay" (Johnston) – 4:42
  5. "Coke Can Changes" (Johnston) – 3:24
  6. "Runaround Ways" (Simmons) – 2:45
  7. "Pauper's Diary" (Johnston) – 3:24
  8. "I'll Keep on Givin'" (Johnston) – 3:27
  9. "Excitement" (Johnston) – 4:00
  10. "Another Way" (Johnston) – 2:29
  11. "Song to J.C." (Johnston) – 2:54
  12. "On Our Way Up" (Johnston, Simmons) – 3:39
  13. "Tilted Park Crud Hunchery" (Johnston, Simmons) – 7:57

A later recording of "Blue Jay" (in a modified version) appears on the 1999 box set Long Train Runnin'. The melody & chord changes for "I'll Keep On Givin'" were later reworked on "Another Park, Another Sunday" (from What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits). None of the remaining songs on this collection appear on any official Doobie Brothers release in any form. "Tilted Park Crud Hunchery" is unique in that it includes a short lead vocal by bassist Dave Shogren.