The Doobie Brothers Reveals Southbound Guests
Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers, photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers, photo by Ros O'Gorman

The Doobie Brothers Reveal Southbound Guests

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on August 9, 2014

in Live,News

The Doobie Brothers will release the reworking of their greatest hits with country music guest stars on November 4 via Arista Nashville.

Conceived by David Huff, the album was made in Nashville with some of the country world’s best session players. Many of the Doobies from throughout their history returned for the project, including Michael McDonald.

Tom Johnston told Lagniappe Mobile about the production:

It’s a best-of, if you will, but it’s re-done by incredible Nashville players in the studio, who were incredibly good and fast. We had three guitar players going at one time, and Michael McDonald playing keyboard on his tunes. So, we would go in and cut the track using one or two takes, and it was done. It had guitars, drums, bass and pedal-steel, and it was phenomenal. I’ve never done anything like that before, and I was just blown away at how efficient and good they were. Then, we had the artists themselves come in. Most of the time, we weren’t there to witness their performances. I was in L.A. when Blake Shelton did his performance. I got to see Chris Young do the vocal on the song he did. So, it’s been an interesting project and having heard the results, I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised.

A film crew was also in the studio for much of the recording to document the production.

The track list and guest stars:

Black Water featuring the Zac Brown Band
China Grove featuring Chris Young
Jesus Is Just Alright featuring Casey James
Listen to the Music featuring Blake Shelton with Hunter Hayes on guitar
Long Train Runnin’ featuring Toby Keith
Nobody featuring Charlie Worsham
Rockin’ Down the Highway featuring Brad Paisley
South City Midnight Lady featuring Jerrod Niemann
Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While) featuring Tyler Farr
Takin’ It to the Streets featuring Love and Theft
What a Fool Believes featuring Sara Evans
You Belong to Me featuring Amanda Sudano Ramirez (Johnnyswim) with Vince Gill on guitar

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Prince Welcome 2 America
Prince’s 10th Posthumous Album ‘Welcome 2 America’ Released

Prince is more prolific as a dead guy than most acts with a pulse. His new album ‘Welcome 2 America’ is his 10th posthumous album since his death in 2016.

15 hours ago
Mark Knopfler image by Ros O'Gorman
Mark Knopfler Albums Compiled For Vinyl Collection

Mark Knopfler’s first five solo albums have been compiled into a next vinyl box set (with a CD edition coming as well).

16 hours ago
Marianne Faithfull Montreux
Marianne Faithfull’s Vital Montreux Performances Compiled for Historic Release

14 essential Marianne Faithfull live recordings from her five Montreux Jazz Festival shows between 1995 and 2009 have been compiled for an historic release ‘Marianne Faithfull: The Montreux Years’.

18 hours ago
George Harrison
27th Take of George Harrison ‘Isn’t It A Pity’ Previews 50th Anniversary All Things Must Pass

The 27th take of George Harrison’s recording of ‘Isn’t It A Pity’ has been revealed ahead of the released of the 50th anniversary of ‘All Things Must Pass’ box set.

18 hours ago
ZZ Top, Melbourne, Australia, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
ZZ Top Bass Player Dusty Hill Dead At 72

ZZ Top bass player Dusty Hill has died at age 72. While a cause of death has not been announced, it is understood Dusty died in his sleep at his home in Texas.

2 days ago
Zoot
Rick Springfield Still Ready To Reactivate Zoot Despite Delays

Covid has postponed the first Zoot tour in 50 years a number of times now but founding member and guitarist Rick Springfield says he can’t wait to get it happening.

4 days ago
Donald Fagen and Steely Dan photo by Ros O'Gorman
Live Donald Fagen and Steely Dan Albums Coming In September

Donald Fagen will release two live albums in September. ‘Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live’ will be the first Steely Dan live album in 25 years. Fagen will also release the solo ‘The Nightfly Live’.

4 days ago