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.
This 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.
This 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.
Michael 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
Last 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.
On 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.
This 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.