The Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald have cut a new version of McDonald's "Takin' it To the Streets,” which was the title track of the first album McDonald recorded with them in 1976.
They also put together a new video that shows many of the protests that have taken place in America, including women’s suffrage, the March on Washington, the Vietnam War and the Black Lives Matter movement.
DoobiePat Simmons says, "I felt, and still feel to this day that Streets album, and song, the title track, were about Hope. No matter how far down, no matter how victimized, no matter the outcome, don’t give up. If you try to navigate with an open heart, do the best you can at the moment you are given, that’s a gift to be valued always. We didn’t step back from each other, and try to reason about what we were doing, we just dove right in, and began to create. We had been on the road together as a touring band for many months, maybe even a whole year, I can’t exactly remember, so we had a good, and reasonable idea of what we could bring to studio with this ensemble."
This new release comes as the band, with McDonald, prepares to finally kick off their 50th anniversary tour-- originally scheduled for last year - on August 22nd in Des Moines, Iowa.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]