Tag: Michael McDonald

Tuesday 2pm ET: Feature Artist – Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald (born February 12, 1952) is an American singer-songwriter, keyboardist, and record producer known for his distinctive, soulful voice and as a member of the bands The Doobie Brothers (1975-1982, 1987, 2019-present) and Steely Dan (1974). McDonald wrote and sang several hit singles with The Doobie Brothers, including “What a Fool Believes”, “Minute By Minute”, and “Takin’ It to the Streets”. McDonald has also performed as a prominent backing vocalist on numerous recordings by artists including Steely Dan, Christopher Cross, and Kenny Loggins. He is considered an influential figure in the development of the yacht rock genre.

McDonald’s solo career consists of nine studio albums and a number of singles, including the 1982 hit “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)”. During his career, McDonald has collaborated with a number of other artists, including James Ingram, David Cassidy, Van Halen, Patti LaBelle, Lee Ritenour, the Winans, Aretha Franklin, Toto, Grizzly Bear, Joni Mitchell, and Thundercat. He has also recorded for television and film soundtracks. McDonald is the recipient of five Grammy Awards, and will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Doobie Brothers in 2020.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

Motown-EssentialsThis evening on “Great Soul Performances” it’s time once again for “Motown Remakes.” Those are the fantastic songs that came out of Motown in Detroit and were covered and remade by the top Soul and R&B artists, the top Pop artists and were also passed around in-house, and were remade by other Motown artists as well. We always hear versions we never knew existed, and that’s always a lot of fun. So, on tap we’ve got: Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, Jackie Wilson, the Isley Brothers, Linda Ronstadt, the Monitors, Margie Joseph, Michael McDonald, David Ruffin, Luther Vandross, the Marvelettes, Marv Johnson, the Elgins, the Miracles and many others. It kicks off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT, & 4PM PT. I can’t wait. I hope you’ll join me for “Motown Remakes” on “Great Soul Performances” here at the home of the hits, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET

gsp-logoThis afternoon on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” the playlist will contain songs by: The Jacksons, Dionne Warwick, Babyface, Melba Moore, Ray, Goodman & Brown, Gary “U.S.” Bonds, Earth, Wind & Fire, Rodney Franklin, Gerald Alston, Michael McDonald, Diana Ross & Lionel Richie and many many more. It commences at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT & 2PM PT, to be followed by the encore of last evening’s “Great Soul Performances” at 7PM eastern time. So I’ll see you later ‘gator on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Artist Countdown: Michael McDonald Top 35 Hits 6p ET @Mike___McDonald

mikemcdonaldMichael McDonald (born February 12, 1952) is an American singer and songwriter. McDonald is known for a soulful baritone singing style. He began his career singing back-up vocals with Steely Dan. He became a member of The Doobie Brothers from 1976 to 1982, a period which resulted in several hit songs for the band. He has won five Grammy Awards.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Sweet Freedom
2 What a Fool Believes (w/ Doobie Brothers)
3 Yah Mo B There (w/ James Ingram)
4 On My Own (w/ Patti Labelle)
5 I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)
6 Real Love (w/ Doobie Brothers)
7 Minute by Minute (w/ Doobie Brothers)
8 No Lookin’ Back
9 Takin’ It to the Streets
10 Let Me Go, Love (w/ Nicolette Larson)
11 Ever Changing Times (w/ Aretha Franklin)
12 One Step Closer (w/ Doobie Brothers)
13 I Gotta Try
14 All We Got
15 Take It to Heart
16 Little Darling (I Need You) (w/ Doobie Brothers)
17 Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
18 (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
19 I Stand for You
20 Enemy Within
21 Tear It Up
22 It Keeps You Runnin’ (w/ Doobie Brothers)
23 Bad Times
24 Lost in the Parade
25 Here to Love You (w/ Doobie Brothers)
26 Among the Missing (w/ Kathy Mattea)
27 Love T.K.O.
28 Our Love (Theme From No Mercy)
29 Hey Girl (w/ Ray Charles)
30 Walk On By
31 Eyes of a Child
32 You Belong To Me
33 Open Your Eyes
34 Nothin’ But A Heartache
35 Love Can Break Your Heart

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay “300th Episode” Blue Eyed Soul Special

Blue Eyed SoulLast December we saluted our “Blue-Eyed” soul brothers and sisters on “Great Soul Performances.” This evening we’ll do it again. You’ll hear the likes of: Tom Jones, Linda Ronstadt, Michael McDonald, the Average White Band, Dusty Springfield, Bobby Cauldwell, KC & the Sunshine Band, Joss Stone, Larry Chance & the Earls, the Blues Brothers; Dan Aykroyd & John Belushi, a new track from my youngest surrogate son Kid Kyle and two “live” concert segments with Kenny Vance & the Planotones featuring Phoebe Snow and one with my buddy Billy Vera & the Beaters. 

 

 

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET #gsp

BobbyJayOn the playlist will be: The Isley Brothers, Van McCoy, Little Willie John, Bobby Humphrey, Herbie Hancock, the Chi-Lites, the Artistics, new things from John Legend, Justin Timberlake and Michael Jackson, Jimmy Castor (in his own words) and Michael McDonald (live in concert) plus more. We’ll kick it off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. 

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET #gsp @RadioMax

BESThis evening on “Great Soul Performances” we salute “Blue Eyed Soul.” You’ll hear, among others: The Soul Survivors, Steve Winwood, Rare Earth, Eric Burdon, the Righteous Brothers, David Clayton-Thomas, the Box Tops, Boz Scaggs, the Rascals, Michael McDonald, Wild Cherry, Bobby Caldwell, Michael Bolton, Len Barry, Mitch Ryder and more. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT with encore performances on Monday at 10PM and Wednesday at 12 noon both eastern times. If you haven’t already heard, we’ve just begun “Great Soul Performances the 80’s.” It’s on the 80’s music station which is heard in Great Britain as well as on RadioMaxMusic.com everywhere else. We’ll tell you more shortly. You’ll love it. See Ya Later ‘Gator.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET #GSP @RadioMax

bobbyjayrmIt’s the weekend once again and time for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.com. This evening on tap: the Jacksons, Johnnie Taylor, Michael McDonald, the Intruders, Eugene Pitt, Brainstorm, Marvin Gaye, J.R. Bailey, Al Jarreau & David Sanborn “live in concert,” segment 7 of the “Motown Story” and a whole lot more. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT with the encore performance on Monday evening at 10PM and Wednesday 12pm eastern time.  (Source: Bobby Jay)

 

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

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Join Bobby Jay for another “Great Soul Performances.” On the program this evening we’ll be entertained by Al Green, Ruby & the Romantics, the Esquires, Timothy Wilson, Boyz II Men, Gregory Abbott, “Little” Stevie Wonder, Love Unlimited, Michael McDonald in concert and the second installment of “The Motown Story.” The show begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT later this evening on RadioMaxMusic.com, the Best Music On The Internet!

Artist Countdown: Paul Carrack Top 15 Hits 9pm ET

pcarrackPaul Melvyn Carrack (born 22 April 1951) is an English singer, songwriter and musician who has recorded as both a solo artist and as a member of several popular bands. The BBC described him as “The Man with the Golden Voice”, adding: “Carrack is a journeyman of British rock, soul and pop whose career has unfolded slowly and steadily until he has become something of a national treasure.” William Pinfold of Record Collector, acknowledging Carrack’s cult status, remarked: “If vocal talent equalled financial success, Paul Carrack would be a bigger name than legends such as Phil Collins or Elton John.”

Carrack arose to prominence in the mid-1970s as the frontman and principal songwriter of Ace, and gained further recognition for his work as a solo artist and for his tenures as a member of Roxy Music, Squeeze and Roger Waters‘ backing group, The Bleeding Heart Band, intermittently handling lead vocals on Squeeze and Waters recordings. From the mid-1980s to the late 1990s, he enjoyed considerable success as the co-frontman (with Paul Young) and a songwriter for Mike + The Mechanics; following Young’s death in 2000, Carrack served as the band’s sole lead vocalist until his departure in 2004. He maintains an active solo career to the present day.

Carrack sang some of his affiliated bands’ best-known hits, including Ace’s “How Long?”; Squeeze’s “Tempted”; and Mike + The Mechanics’ “Silent Running”, “The Living Years” and “Over My Shoulder”. He also performed lead vocals on tracks from the Roger Waters albums Radio K.A.O.S. and The Wall – Live in Berlin, and achieved a major solo hit with “Don’t Shed a Tear“. Carrack’s songs have been recorded by artists such as the Eagles, Diana Ross, Tom Jones, Michael McDonald and Jools Holland, and he has served as a session and/or touring musician for the likes of Elton John, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, B.B. King, the Pretenders and The Smiths. -Wikipedia

1 Don’t Shed a Tear
2 I Need You
3 When You Walk in the Room
4 One Good Reason
5 Eyes of Blue
6 I Live by the Groove
7 Don’t Dream It’s Over (with Paul Young)
8 The Way I’m Feeling Tonight
9 For Once in Our Lives
10 Dedicated
11 Groovin’
12 Where Did I Go Wrong?
13 Satisfy My Soul
14 Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City
15 When My Little Girl Is Smiling