1978 The Doobie Brothers ‎– Minute By Minute

Minute by Minute is the eighth studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers, released in 1978. The album contains their biggest hit, the Grammy-winning “What a Fool Believes,” which was co-written by Kenny Loggins and simultaneously released on his 1978 album Nightwatch. “Depending on You” and the title track were also released as singles. The album would be the last to include members Jeff “Skunk” Baxter and John Hartman. It is also the most-honored Doobie Brothers album, having won four Grammys at the 22nd Grammy Awards, more than any other album.


1  Here To Love You (Michael McDonald) 4:03
What A Fool Believes (Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald) 3:47
Minute By Minute (Lester Abrams, Michael McDonald) 3:29
Dependin’ On You (Michael McDonald, Patrick Simmons) 3:48
5  Don’t Stop To Watch The Wheels (Jeff Baxter, Michael Ebert, Patrick Simmons) 3:30
6  Open Your Eyes (Lester Abrams, Michael McDonald, Patrick Henderson) 3:20
7  Sweet Feelin’ (Patrick Simmons, Ted Templeman) 2:45
8  Steamer Lane Breakdown (Patrick Simmons) 3:28
9  You Never Change (Patrick Simmons) 3:30
10  How Do The Fools Survive? (Carole Bayer Sager, Michael McDonald) 5:17


BassTiran Porter
DrumsJohn Hartman
DrumsKeith Knudsen
GuitarJeff Baxter
GuitarPatrick Simmons
BanjoHerb Pedersen
KeyboardsMichael McDonald
SynthesizerMichael McDonald
HarmonicaNorton Buffalo
FiddleByron Berline
SaxAndrew Love
TrumpetBen Cauley
Background VocalsBob LaKind
Background VocalsKeith Knudsen
Background VocalsMichael McDonald
Background VocalsPatrick Simmons
Background VocalsTiran Porter

Other Musicians

1 Here To Love You

Background VocalsRosemary Butler
VocalsMichael McDonald

2 What A Fool Believes

SynthesizerBill Payne
VocalsMichael McDonald

3 Minute By Minute

SynthesizerBill Payne
VocalsMichael McDonald

4 Dependin’ On You

Background VocalsNicolette Larson
Background VocalsRosemary Butler
VocalsPatrick Simmons

5 Don’t Stop To Watch The Wheels

Background VocalsTom Johnston
VocalsPatrick Simmons

6 Open Your Eyes

VocalsMichael McDonald

7 Sweet Feelin’

Background VocalsNicolette Larson
VocalsPatrick Simmons

9 You Never Change

Background VocalsMichael McDonald
VocalsPatrick Simmons

10 How Do The Fools Survive?

PianoLester Abrams
VocalsMichael McDonald

Liner Notes

Producer – Ted Templeman
Coordinator (Production) – Beth Naranjo
Engineer – Donn Landee
Engineer (Additional) – Loyd Clifft

Design, Coordinator – Bruce Steinberg
Photography By – David Alexander

Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Recorded At – Warner Bros. Recording Studios
Mixed At – Sunset Sound Recorders
Pressed By – Goldisc Recording Products, Inc.