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Old 01-24-2006, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default That Doobie Brothers show was unrealistic

I used to read this on jumptheshark.com. How could three black teens from Watts become attached to the Doobie Brothers, of all groups? Don't get me wrong, I dug some of their music, but I was always into (and still is) Parliament/Funkadelic, Earth Wind and Fire, Bar-kays, etc.
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I used to read this on jumptheshark.com. How could three black teens from Watts become attached to the Doobie Brothers, of all groups? Don't get me wrong, I dug some of their music, but I was always into (and still is) Parliament/Funkadelic, Earth Wind and Fire, Bar-kays, etc.

My Mom is black and she liked the Doobie Brothers when she was a kid. I don't think your location or your race has anything to do with your taste in music. It's all about what you like you and your personal style and taste in music.
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I used to read this on jumptheshark.com. How could three black teens from Watts become attached to the Doobie Brothers, of all groups? Don't get me wrong, I dug some of their music, but I was always into (and still is) Parliament/Funkadelic, Earth Wind and Fire, Bar-kays, etc.
The Doobie Brothers were da bomb!!! they crossed all racial barriers. As a matter of fact, it was mentioned on the show that the "group" had attended the school that the guys went to. Or at least some of the members had.

growing up listening to the Doobies, I seen all kinds of people love their music. Go to their concerts still and see the demographics of the people that attend: bikers, doctors, blacks, hispanics, old, young, rich, middle-class etc.

I have most of their albums (yes albums) and I had to go buy their CD's when Cd's became the mode.
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I like the Doobie Brothers, they had soul, rock n roll, rhythm in their music. I'm Black and they moved me, their sound was different, it was a sound that any race could like but you can tell they were influenced by Black music especially Michael MacDonald.

But I can see what your saying, most Blacks in the late 1970's was fans of The Ohio Players, Funkadelic, Kool and The Gang, Earth, Wind and Fire, Rick James, but maybe the show couldn't afford them maybe The Doobie Brothers were more attainable since I think they were just starting to become popular and the show made them more popular. But you had to admit The Doobie Brothers had a great sound. The blacks and whites in the audiences was sure enjoying the music and I don't think they were made to either.
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You'd be surprised what kinds of music people listen to in reality. I know black people who were into country during it's early 90's heyday. My old coworker used to listen to a lot of 70's classic rock because that's what his friends in college were into back in the 70's.

Michael McDonald brought more soul influence to the Doobies when he joined them. It doesn't surprise me they would have gotten a broader fan base after that.

I consider all these things positive.
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I liked their music too, much like AWB and Rare Earth. I have their "best of" CD. It was seemed odd that the guys were into them heavily. And by it being their favorite group was pushing it a little.
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I haven't seen it in a long time but I imagine the plot/story would be really lame, but I don't think anyone would care. It was all centered around having the band appear on the show, so what kind of plot could there have been? There must have been like 5 minutes of setup and the rest with the band.
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I haven't seen it in a long time but I imagine the plot/story would be really lame, but I don't think anyone would care. It was all centered around having the band appear on the show, so what kind of plot could there have been? There must have been like 5 minutes of setup and the rest with the band.
it was a two-part episode. it was abt Rerun and bootlegging.
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I used to read this on jumptheshark.com. How could three black teens from Watts become attached to the Doobie Brothers, of all groups? Don't get me wrong, I dug some of their music, but I was always into (and still is) Parliament/Funkadelic, Earth Wind and Fire, Bar-kays, etc.
Think you have too much time on your hands.

Maybe they were just a bunch who enjoy rock as well as soul.


Maybe they were fans of Zeppelin or Boston as well.
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