Gospel Meets Rock And Roll On Good Friday

Chances are, when you think of The Doobie BrothersChina Grove, Black WaterWhat A Fool Believes and their other big hits come to mind.  Did you know they once had a hit with a gospel song?

In 1970, the group formed in San Jose, California.  By 1989, they amassed 27 hits on the Top-100 charts.

Their first single – Listen To The Music, would debut in September 1972 and peaked at #11.  Long Train Runnin‘ came along in April 1973 and became The Doobie Brothers first Top-10 hit.

In the time period between those two hits, The Doobie Brothers had released a gospel song from their album Toulouse Street.  It was first recorded by The Art Reynolds Singers in 1966.  A cover by The Byrds, released in 1970, was not a big hit.

On December 16th, 1972, Jesus Is Just Alright appeared on the charts.  The Doobie Brothers second release would peak at #35 in early 1973.





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