1975 The Doobie Brothers – “Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)” (US:#11 UK:29)

“Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)” is a song written by the premier Motown songwriting/production team of the 1960s Holland–Dozier–Holland. It was most popular in 1975 when it was recorded by the Doobie Brothers.

The Doobie Brothers remade “Take Me in Your Arms” for their 1975 Stampede album. Tom Johnston, who was then the Doobies’ frontman, later recalled, “I had been a fan of that song since it came out somewhere in the ’60s. I just loved that song. So somewhere around ’72 I started lobbying to get the band to do a cover of that. And I didn’t get anywhere until ’75. Then finally in 1975 we actually did it.”




BassTiran Porter
DrumsJohn Hartman
DrumsKeith Knudsen
GuitarJeff Baxter
GuitarTom Johnston
GuitarPatrick Simmons
KeyboardsBill Payne
CongasBobbye Hall
PercussionVictor Feldman
Background VocalsJessica Smith
Background VocalsSherlie Matthews
Background VocalsVenetta Fields
VocalsTiran Porter
VocalsPatrick Simmons
VocalsTom Johnston

Produced By

Ted Templeman


Edward Holland
Lamont Dozier
Brian Holland