Artist: Doobie Brothers
Album: Let The Music Play Documentary
Label: Eagle Vision
Genre: Classic Rock
This is a documentary that recounts the history of the Doobie Brothers, from the very beginning all the way up until now.
This DVD covers the good, the bad and the ugly of the 40-year history of the band.
Current and former band members Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, Michael McDonald, John McFee, Tiran Porter and Jeff “Skunk” Baxter contribute to the story of the band. The band’s manager Bruce Cohn and long time producer Ted Templeman also provide their input.
The only original Doobie Brother missing is drummer John Hartman. So people must wonder if there is any bad blood or anything like that between Hartman and the Doobie Brothers.
We finally get to hear from the horse’s mouth, Johnston, on why he left the band, which was very interesting.
The DVD also features bonus live performances of: “Rainy Day Crossroad Blues,” “Without You,” “Listen To The Music,” “Black Water,” “Takin’ It To The Streets,” “Rockin’ Down The Highway,” “Neal’s Fandango,” “Long Train Runnin’,” and “China Grove”.
The story is just a roller coaster ride with ups and downs throughout their history. It is just what one could expect from a rock and roll band who starts from nothing and ends up with everything at the top of the music business.