Minnesota Partly Responsible for Doobie Brothers Black Water Hit
Doobie Brother's "Black Water" is one of my favorite songs on 96.7 The River.
Inspired, in part, by the Mississippi River, I love the swampy, Deep South feel of the song.
Interestingly, I discovered that Minnesota actually deserves some credit for the song's success. In an interview with SongFacts.com, Tom Johnston said,
Roanoke, Virginia picked that tune up and started playing it in heavy rotation, and somebody in Minneapolis who I guess knew somebody in Roanoke heard the song and decided to follow suit, and it ended up becoming our first #1 single."
Listen to more about the story behind Doobie Brother's "Black Water."
You can sing along with the Doobie Brothers this summer at the Xcel Energy Center; they're going on tour with Steely Dan and making a stop in St. Paul June 15.
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