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Doobie Bros.

Postby bloke » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:53 pm

Did anyone used to listen to this band? (I was just reminded of them on fb.)
A friend/colleague of mine, Jack Hale, Sr. (who also owned a music store in Memphis called American Music - a Conn and Fender dealer) toured with them for a while (trombone). He was an amazing player, and could read anything. For techno-geeks, he played a custom thin-wall Conn 78H...I'm thinking: with a Purviance mouthpiece

Here's a picture of Jack, Sr. (from right around that era) posing with the Memphis Horns (of Stax fame).

...and yeah...I used to work on Wayne Jackson's trumpet, which you've heard on MANY songs and on MANY movie tracks, as the songs on which he played have become part of Americana.

Like everyone who could, Jack eventually got out of Memphis.
His son, Jack, Jr. (who - decades ago - was John Cash's right hand man) tells me that Jack, Sr. (well into his 90's) is getting around just fine (thanks) and is still sharp as a tack. I got well-acquainted with Jack, Sr. when we went to play a very elaborate funeral together in his Jeep Apache (and btw, Jack is an an Apache Indian) up in the MIssouri Bootheel. When they were still trying to figure out what "AIDS" was, Linda Bloodworth Thomason's grandmother died from a transfusion that had been given to her in a hospital in Memphis.

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Re: Doobie Bros.

Postby windshieldbug » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:42 pm

Listened to them, loved them, played in a cover band in school.
What a Fool Believes, Long Train Runnin’, China Grove, Black Water, Takin’ It to the Streets, many many more. Solid band! :D
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Postby Three Valves » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:14 pm

I saw a good show about their history recently. It seemed as though they were respectful enough to Michael McDonald without really missing him all that much...
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Postby iiipopes » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:12 pm

Listen to them? My party band still plays some of their repertoire.
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Postby The Big Ben » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:27 pm

Not one of my faves but OK. I like some of their tunes. Must be fun to work on a recording professional's horn. You can hear it any time you want at home!
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