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Michael McDonald

voc, key, *1952 US, St. Louis
Singer / Songwriter / Producer of Rock and Pop
A.k.a. Michael H. McDonald

Michael McDonald (born February 12, 1952) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. He is known for his soulful baritone voice. His early career included singing with Steely Dan. He joined The Doobie Brothers in 1976 and remained an integral member until 1982, after which he released the first of eight solo albums. During his career, he has collaborated with a number of other artists, including Van Halen, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin and Toto. He has also recorded for television and film soundtracks. During his career, McDonald has won five Grammy Awards.

  • Vocals
  • Keyboards
  • Synthesizer
  • Backing Vocals
  • Electric piano
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • R&B/Soul
  • Electronic
  • Spoken Word
Popular Tracks   
I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near) on If That's What It Takes by Michael McDonald
On My Own - Single Version on Patti LaBelle's Greatest Hits by Patti LaBelle
Wherever I Go (feat. Lawrence & Michael McDonald) on Djesse Vol. 4 by Jacob Collier
I Gotta Try on If That's What It Takes by Michael McDonald
Sweet Freedom on Running Scared Original Soundtrack by Various Artists
Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart) on Motown II by Michael McDonald
The Weight - Live on Mavis Staples I'll Take You There: An All-Star Concert Celebration by Various Artists
Ain't No Mountain High Enough on Motown by Michael McDonald
Mercy Mercy Me on Motown II by Michael McDonald
Our Love on No Lookin' Back by Michael McDonald

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Season Of PeaceMichael McDonald2018Album
Hail Mary (Mr Jukes Remix)Michael McDonald2018Single
Show You The WayThundercat Feat. Kenny Loggins & Michael McDonald2017Album
Live On SoundstageMichael McDonald2017Album
Wide OpenMichael McDonald2017Album
Live At Lincoln Center - The Dukes Of SeptemberDonald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs2014Album
Summer Nights In MotownMichael McDonald2012Album
The Dukes Of SeptemberDonald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs2012Album
Dukes Of September Rhythm Revue - Performing Their Hits And MoreDonald Fagen - Michael McDonald - Boz Scaggs2012Album
A Tribute To Motown Live + Michael McDonald LiveMichael McDonald2011Album
This Christmas - Live In ChicagoMichael McDonald2010Album
This ChristmasMichael McDonald2009Compil.
What A Fool Believes / I Keep Forgettin / Ya Mo B ThereThe Doobie Brothers / Michael McDonald2009Album
Enemy WithinMichael McDonald2008Single
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And HigherMichael McDonald2008Single
Soul SpeakMichael McDonald2008Album
Soul SpeakMichael McDonald2007Album
Smooth PairSteely Dan2006Album
Motown - SoundstageMichael McDonald2005Album
The Best Of Michael McDonaldMichael McDonald2005Compil.
The Ultimate CollectionMichael McDonald2005Compil.
Through The Many Winters: A Christmas AlbumMichael McDonald2005Album
Motown TwoMichael McDonald2004Album
Reach Out, I'll Be ThereMichael McDonald2004Single
SoundstageMichael McDonald & The Doobie Brothers featuring Ashford & Simpson2004Album
Baby I Need Your Lovin'Michael McDonald2004Single
Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)Michael McDonald2004Single
Motown TwoMichael McDonald2004Album
It's About TimeKenny Loggins Guest Vocal Michael McDonald2003Single
Ain't No Mountain High EnoughMichael McDonald2003Single
...Live In ChicagoMichael McDonald2003Album
MotownMichael McDonald2003Album
MotownMichael McDonald2003Album
I Heard It Through The GrapevineMichael McDonald2003Single
Sweet FreedomSafri Duo feat. Michael McDonald2002Single
The Very Best OfMichael McDonald2001Compil.
A Gathering Of FriendsMichael McDonald2001Album
In The SpiritMichael McDonald2001Album
Blue ObsessionMichael McDonald2000Album
AC/Hot AC CutsMichael McDonald2000Album
Jim Ladd Hosts Michael McDonaldMichael McDonald2000Album
EverydayDarwin Hobbs Featuring Michael McDonald2000Album
The Voice Of Michael McDonaldMichael McDonald2000Compil.
Hey GirlMichael McDonald1995Album
Hits SamplerMichael McDonald1993Album
Blink Of An EyeMichael McDonald1993Album
I Stand For YouMichael McDonald1993Single
Matters Of The HeartMichael McDonald Duet With Vince Gill1993Single
Hey GirlMichael McDonald1993Single
Blink Of An Eye - Words & MusicMichael McDonald1993Album
Take It To HeartMichael McDonald1990Album
Tear It UpMichael McDonald1990Single
Take It To HeartMichael McDonald1990Single
All We GotMichael McDonald1990Single
Take It To HeartMichael McDonald1990Single
Love Has No ColorThe Winans Featuring Michael McDonald1987Single
What's The Colour Of Money / Sweet FreedomHollywood Beyond / Michael McDonald1986Single
On My OwnPatti LaBelle And Michael McDonald1986Single
Sweet FreedomMichael McDonald1986Single
Sweet Freedom (The Best Of Michael McDonald)Michael McDonald1986Compil.
On My Own / Take A Chance With MePatti LaBelle & Michael McDonald / B.T.B.1986Single
Dancing In The Street / On My OwnMatt Bianco / Patti LaBelle And Michael McDonald1986Single
I Just Can't Let GoDavid Pack With Michael McDonald And James Ingram1986Single
No Lookin' BackMichael McDonald1985Single
Our LoveMichael McDonald1985Single
No Lookin' BackMichael McDonald1985Album
Lost In The ParadeMichael McDonald1985Single
Yah Mo B ThereJames Ingram With Michael McDonald1983Single
Believe In ItMichael McDonald1983Single
If That's What It TakesMichael McDonald1982Album
Playin By The RulesMichael McDonald1982Single
I Keep Forgettin'Michael McDonald1982Single
I Gotta TryMichael McDonald1982Single
That Was Then, The Early Recordings Of Michael McDonaldMichael McDonald1982Compil.
Interplay / God KnowsDerek And Ray / Michael McDonald1978Single
A Good Old Time Love SongMichael McDonald1973Single
Where Do I Go From HereMichael McDonald1972Single
I Think I Love You Again / Dear MeMichael McDonald1972Single
God Knows / If You Won't,I WillMichael McDonald1971Single
I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near) / I Gotta TryMichael McDonaldSingle
Michael McDonald 1-2Michael McDonaldAlbum
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