Chances are, when you think of The Doobie Brothers, China Grove, Black Water, What 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.