The Doobie Brothers release ‘Stampede,’ their fifth album on Warner (1975)

The Doobie Brothers’ ‘Stampede’ is their fifth studio album (the last one with Tom Johnston as lead vocalist) and released on April 25, 1975 by Warner Bros.

Track Listing : 1.Sweet Maxine (Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons) – 04:26 . 2.Neal’S Fandango (Patrick Simmons) – 03:09 . 3.Texas Lullaby (Tom Johnston) – 05:00 . 4.Music Man (Tom Johnston) – 03:34 . 5.Slack Key Soquel Rag (Patrick Simmons) – 01:54 . 6.Take Me In Your Arms [Rock Me A Little While] (Holland-Dozier-Holland) – 03:39 . 7.I Cheat The Hangman (Patrick Simmons) – 06:38 . 8.Précis (Jeff Skunk Baxter) – 00:56 . 9.Rainy Day Crossroad Blues (Tom Johnston) – 03:45 . 10.I Been Workin’ On You (Tom Johnston) – 04:22 . 11.Double Dealin’ Four Flusher (Patrick Simmons) – 03:30

Musicians : The Doobie Brothers – Band . Tom Johnston – Guitars, Vocals On (1 – 3 – 4 – 6 – 9 – 10 – 11) . Patrick Simmons – Guitars, Vocals On (2 – 7 – 11) . Jeff Skunk Baxter – Guitar, Steel Guitar . Tiran Porter – Bass Guitar, Vocals . John Hartman – Drums . Keith Knudsen – Drums, Vocals On (11) . Bill Payne – Keyboards . Ry Cooder – Bottleneck Guitar On (9) . Maria Muldaur – Vocals On (7) . Karl Himmel – Drums And Percussion On (10) . Conte And Pete Candoli – Trumpets On (7) . Bobbye Hall Porter – Congas On (6) . Victor Feldman – Marimba, Percussion . Sherlie Matthews – Vocals On (6 – 10) . Venetta Fields – Vocals On (6 – 10) . Jessica Smith – Vocals On (6 – 10) . Ted Templeman – Percussion

Production : Produced By Ted Templeman . Donn Landee – Engineer . Travis Turk – Engineer

Arrangements : Nick Decaro, Rich Tufo

Package : Barbara Casado – Design . John Casado – Design . Jill Maggid – Photography . Michael Maggid – Photography . Hideki Masubuchi – Liner Notes . Ed Thrasher – Art Direction

Recorded Sept. 9 – Oct. 6, 1974 At Warner Brothers Studios, North Hollywood, Ca; Burbank Studios, Burbank, Ca; Curlom Studios, Chicago, Il; The Record Plant, Sausalito, Ca; Creative Workshop, Nashville, Tn.

Released On April 25, 1975 By Warner Bros..

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bonzo59 @ RateYourMusic
” I Cheat The Hangman” alone worth the price. An haunting ,epic,western gothic tale with a cinematic feel wich sent chills on my spine every time i listen to. […]

Classic Rock Review
If you know what “Creole” or “Gumbo” mean, when you get your hands on Stampede you have a musical Creole all stirred into the most wonderful Gumbo you could ever taste! […]

allmusic
The Doobie Brothers‘ rootsiest album to date, Stampede was virtuoso soulful countrified rock of a gritty nature, crossing over into blues as well as reaching back to a raw, traditional rock & roll sound that wouldn’t have sounded too out of place 20 years earlier […]

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