Toulouse Street

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Toulouse Street
The Doobie Brothers - Toulouse Street.jpg
Studio album by The Doobie Brothers
Released July 1, 1972
Recorded 1972
Studio Warner Bros. Studios, North Hollywood and Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco
Genre Rock
Length 35:33
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Ted Templeman
The Doobie Brothers chronology
The Doobie Brothers
(1971)The Doobie Brothers1971
Toulouse Street
The Captain and Me
(1973)The Captain and Me1973
Singles from Toulouse Street
  1. "Listen to the Music"
    Released: July 19, 1972
  2. "Jesus Is Just Alright"
    Released: November 15, 1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau C[2]
Rolling Stone (favorable) [3]

Toulouse Street is the second studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers, released in 1972 (see 1972 in music). It was their first album with new bassist Tiran Porter and second drummer Michael Hossack to augment existing drummer John Hartman, so it meant that they now had their trademark twin-drummer sound. Toulouse Street is the name of a street in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The cover and inside centerfold photos were taken at a former brothel on Toulouse Street.

Track listing[edit]

Side one

  1. "Listen to the Music" (Johnston) – 4:44
  2. "Rockin' Down the Highway" (Johnston) – 3:18
  3. "Mamaloi" (Simmons) – 2:28
  4. "Toulouse Street" (Simmons) – 3:20
  5. "Cotton Mouth" (Jimmy Seals, Dash Crofts) – 3:44

Side two

  1. "Don't Start Me to Talkin'" (Sonny Boy Williamson) – 2:41
  2. "Jesus Is Just Alright" (Arthur Reid Reynolds) – 4:33
  3. "White Sun" (Johnston) – 2:28
  4. "Disciple" (Johnston) – 6:42
  5. "Snake Man" (Johnston) – 1:35


The Doobie Brothers:

Additional personnel:


  • Producer: Ted Templeman
  • Associate Producers on Tracks 4, 8 & 10: Stephen Barncard and Marty Cohn
  • Engineer: Stephen Barncard, Marty Cohn, Donn Landee
  • Production Coordination: Benita Brazier
  • Design: Barbara Casado, John Casado
  • Remastering: Lee Herschberg
  • Photography: Jill Maggid, Michael Maggid
  • Art Direction: Ed Thrasher
  • Horn Arrangements on Tracks 5 & 6 : Jerry Jumonville



Year Chart Position
1972 Pop Albums 21


Year Single Chart Position
1972 "Listen to the Music" Pop Singles 11
1973 "Jesus Is Just Alright" Pop Singles 35


  1. ^ Toulouse Street at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Doobie Brothers: Toulouse Street". Robert Retrieved September 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ Rolling Stone magazine review