Did You Know: “Black Water” By The Doobie Brothers

Today’s ‘Tickets @ 2’ song is “Black Water” by The Doobie Brothers. It’s from the album What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits released in 1974. It reached #1.

Patrick Simmons, the group’s guitarist, wrote the song and sang lead. It continued the Louisiana-swamp rock feel of earlier Doobie Brothers songs. It’s obviously about the Mississippi River, with lyrics inspired by Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer books, depicting life on the “Black Water.”

The group was touring and was just getting ready to go on stage in Baton Rouge, Louisiana when their manager Bruce Cohn told them that the song was # 1.

When you hear it between two and three we’ll take lucky caller #13 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) to win a pair of tickets to see Gladys Knight at the Segerstrom on April 18th.


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