“It Keeps You Runnin’” Performed By The Doobie Brothers (1976)

March 20, 2010

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#37 Billboard T0p 100 in 1977

This great tune composed  and sung by Michael McDonald (formerly of Steely Dan)  is from the Doobie Brothers first LP with McDonald as a group member. It charted #8 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.

I had loved the pop/rock sound of the group prior to McDonald  joining, but the group became super soulful once he joined the fold and I loved them even more. Michael was and is one fine baritone vocalist of the modern pop era IMHO!

Keyboardist and vocalist McDonald came to the group to fill in for guitarist and vocalist Tom Johnston who was hospitalized with a stomach problem during a tour: he ended up  remaining as a permanent part of the group.

Here is McDonald performing his composition in his 2003  PBS Soundstage Concert. His voice just gets better with age — doesn’t it?

Musically  Yours,

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