The Doobie Brothers (album)

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The Doobie Brothers
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Studio album by The Doobie Brothers
Released April 1971
Recorded November/December 1970 at Pacific Recording Studios, San Mateo, CA
Genre Rock
Length 35:54
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Lenny Waronker
Ted Templeman
The Doobie Brothers chronology
The Doobie Brothers
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

The Doobie Brothers is the debut album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music). It is their only official studio album to feature original bass player Dave Shogren on all tracks, who left during the recording of their second album. The album was re-released in 1974 on the Midi record label with colourised album artwork.[2]

The first single from the album, "Nobody," failed to chart, as did the album itself. The single was re-released in 1974 after the group had become a highly successful touring and recording act, peaking at #58 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Nobody" was later re-recorded for the group's 2010 album, World Gone Crazy.

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "Nobody" (Tom Johnston) – 3:42
  2. "Slippery St. Paul" (Patrick Simmons) – 2:14
  3. "Greenwood Creek" (Tom Johnston) – 3:04
  4. "It Won't Be Right" (Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons) – 2:38
  5. "Travelin' Man" (Tom Johnston) – 4:25

Side Two

  1. "Feelin' Down Farther" (Tom Johnston) – 4:20
  2. "The Master" (Tom Johnston) – 3:30
  3. "Growin' a Little Each Day" (Tom Johnston) – 3:20
  4. "Beehive State" (Randy Newman) – 2:42
  5. "Closer Every Day" (Patrick Simmons) – 4:19
  6. "Chicago" (Traditional, arranged & adapted by Patrick Simmons) – 1:40



  • Producers: Ted Templeman, Lenny Waronker
  • Executive Producers: Marty Cohn, Paul Curcio
  • Engineer: Marty Cohn
  • Digital Mastering: Lee Herschberg
  • Mastering: Lee Herschberg
  • Photography: Jim Marshall
  • Art Direction: Ed Thrasher
  • Arrangers: Patrick Simmons, The Doobie Brothers



Year Single Chart Position
1974 "Nobody" The Billboard Hot 100 58


  1. ^ The Doobie Brothers at AllMusic
  2. ^ Original Midi album information