Doobie Brothers成立於1970年的美國san Jose，在面臨龐大60年末搖滾文化爆炸的尾聲，尋求一種跨越白人技術搖滾與黑人靈魂樂的節奏組合，繼而成為70年代美國流行搖滾的代表樂隊。
始終保持6人成員的Doobie Brothers，原本是衍生自另一支迷幻鄉村樂隊Moby Grape，在以當時流行文化--大麻葉的暱稱"Doobie"為團名之後，不久即被華納唱片簽下合約，1971便推出同名首作。這支白人靈魂放克搖滾樂隊的首支代表性作品，出現在1972年的專輯"Toulouse Street"，單曲「Listen To The Music」「Jesus Is Just Alright」皆成為他們的經典名曲；1973年的專輯"The Captain And Me"再下一城，單曲「Long Train Runnin’」「China Grove」皆進入流行排行榜前十名。
1974年，樂團出現了第一支冠軍單曲「Black Water」，他們的聲譽與日俱增，接著由於吉他手Tom Johnston胃病住院必須脫隊，遞補的新主唱鍵盤手由更俱黑人唱腔的Michael McDonald接替，新組合包括來自Steely Dan的吉他手Jeff Baxter，1976年發表"Takin’ It To The Streets"成為Jazz、Funk、Pop經典之作。 1978年，更誕生了蟬聯五週的冠軍專輯"Minute By Minute"。
隨著吉他手Jeff Baxter、鼓手John Hartman相繼於70年代末期離團，80年代的杜比兄弟合唱團，成為由主唱Michael McDonald領導的樂隊，依然成功的發表銷售突破百萬及多白金的佳作，直到1983年他們以現場作"Farewell Tour"告別了舞台，正式解散；隨後Michael McDonald成功地走上個人流行的演唱新高峰；1987年Doobie Brothers原始團員重聚(沒有Michael McDonald)再度展開了旅行演唱，並於1989年再度推出新作，1995年Michael McDonald也曾加入活動，時至今日他們偶爾還在美國舉辦演唱會。
As one of the most popular Californian pop/rock bands of the '70s, the Doobie Brothers evolved from a mellow, post-hippie boogie band to a slick, soul-inflected pop band by the end of the decade. Along the way, the group racked up a string of gold and platinum albums in the U.S., along with a number of radio hits like "Listen to the Music," "Black Water," and "China Grove."
The roots of the Doobie Brothers lie in Pud, a short-lived Californian country-rock band in the vein of Moby Grape featuring guitarist/vocalist Tom Johnston and drummer John Hartman. After Pud collapsed in 1969, the pair began jamming with bassist Dave Shogren and guitarist Patrick Simmons. Eventually, the quartet decided to form a group, naming themselves the Doobie Brothers after a slang term for marijuana. Soon, the Doobies earned a strong following throughout Southern California, especially among Hell's Angels, and they were signed to Warner Bros. in 1970. The band's eponymous debut was ignored upon its 1971 release. Following its release, Shogren was replaced by Tiran Porter and the group added a second drummer, Michael Hossack, for 1972's Toulouse Street. Driven by the singles "Listen to the Music" and "Jesus Is Just Alright," Toulouse Street became the group's breakthrough. The Captain and Me (1973) was even more successful, spawning the Top Ten hit "Long Train Runnin'" and "China Grove."
Keith Knudsen replaced Hossack as the group's second drummer for 1974's What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits, which launched their first number one single, "Black Water," and featured heavy contributions from former Steely Dan member Jeff "Skunk" Baxter. Baxter officially joined the Doobie Brothers for 1975's Stampede. Prior to the album's spring release, Johnston was hospitalized with a stomach ailment and was replaced for the supporting tour by keyboardist/vocalist Michael McDonald, who had also worked with Steely Dan. Although it peaked at number four, Stampede wasn't as commercially successful as its three predecessors, and the group decided to let McDonald and Baxter, who were now official Doobies, revamp the band's light country-rock and boogie.
The new sound was showcased on 1976's Takin' It to the Streets, a collection of light funk and jazzy pop that resulted in a platinum album. Later that year, the group released the hits compilation The Best of the Doobies. In 1977, the group released Livin' on the Fault Line, which was successful without producing any big hits. Johnston left the band after the album's release to pursue an unsuccessful solo career. Following his departure, the Doobies released their most successful album, Minute by Minute (1978), which spent five weeks at number one on the strength of the number one single "What a Fool Believes." Hartman and Baxter left the group after the album's supporting tour, leaving the Doobie Brothers as McDonald's backing band.
Following a year of audition, the Doobies hired ex-Clover guitarist John McFee, session drummer Chet McCracken, and former Moby Grape saxophonist Cornelius Bumpus and released One Step Closer (1980), a platinum album that produced the Top Ten hit "Real Love." During the tour for One Step Closer, McCracken was replaced by Andy Newmark. Early in 1982, the Doobie Brothers announced they were breaking up after a farewell tour, which was documented on the 1983 live album Farewell Tour. After the band's split, McDonald pursued a successful solo career, while Simmons released one unsuccessful solo record. In 1987, the Doobies reunited for a concert at the Hollywood Bowl, which quickly became a brief reunion tour; McDonald declined to participate in the tour.
By 1989, the early-'70s lineup of Johnston, Simmons, Hartman, Porter, and Hossack, augmented by percussionist and former Doobies roadie Bobby LaKind, had signed a contract with Capitol Records. Their reunion album, Cycles, went gold upon its summer release in 1989, spawning the Top Ten hit "The Doctor." Brotherhood followed two years later, but it failed to generate much interest. For the remainder of the '90s, the group toured the U.S., playing the oldies circuit and '70s revival concerts. By 1995, McDonald had joined the group again, and the following year saw the release of Rockin' Down the Highway. But the lineup had once again shifted by the turn of the new millennium. 2000 saw the band -- Hossack, Johnston, Knudsen, McFee, and Simmons -- issue Sibling Rivalry, which featured touring members Guy Allison on keyboards, Marc Russo on saxophone, and Skylark on bass.
01. Natural Thing
02. Long Train Runnin'
03. China Grove
04. Dark Eyed Cajun Woman
05. Clear As The Driven Snow
06. Without You
07. South City Midnight Lady
08. Evil Woman
09. Busted Down Around O'Connelly Corners
11. The Captian And Me