Stampede & Takin’ It To The Streets

The Doobie Brothers

Stampede & Takin’ It To The Streets

The Doobie Brothers

Stampede & Takin’ It To The Streets

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD • Date: 26/09/2011 Cat#: EDSD2106 • Barcode: 740155210632 • Genre: Pop, Rock

Track Listing

  1. Sweet Maxine
  2. Neal’s Fandango
  3. Texas Lullaby
  4. Music Man
  5. Slat Key Soquel Rag
  6. Take Me In Your Arms
  7. I Cheat The Hangman
  8. Precis
  9. Rainy Day Crossroad Blues
  10. I Been Workin’ On You
  11. Double Dealin’ Four Flusher
  12. Sweet Maxine [single remix]
  13. Mambo Waltz
  14. Outside Of Barstow
  15. Argentine Grape (Sweet Maxine)
  16. Shuffle (Double Dealin’ Four Flusher)
  1. Wheels Of Fortune
  2. Takin’ It To The Streets
  3. 8th Avenue Shuffle
  4. Losin’ End
  5. Rio
  6. For Someone Special
  7. It Keeps You Runnin’
  8. Turn It Loose
  9. Carry Me Away
  10. Takin’ It To The Streets [demo]
  11. We Would Sail Away (Saint Paul)
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About this release

The Doobie Brothers were one of the most commercially-successful bands of the 1970s, charting albums and singles around the world, with songs that are radio staples to this day. With principal songwriters Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons, and later Michael McDonald, the band incorporated an amazing array of musical styles, from rock to R&B, via country and folk.

This coupling of their fifth and sixth Warner Brothers albums is the third of the Edsel series of reissue packages presented with a selection of rare additional tracks. Jeff Baxter joined the band from Steely Dan for “Stampede” (1975), which includes the epic “I Cheat The Hangman” and the band’s hit version of Gladys Knight’s “Take Me In You Arms” along with five bonus tracks including two songs that were never re-recorded.

Michael McDonald joined the band for “Takin’ It To The Streets” (1976), his title song providing another massive hit. The demo version is one of the two bonus tracks.

The 24 page booklet features all the lyrics and musician credits, photos and annotation by Alan Robinson.