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Michael McDonald

You can identify Michael McDonald's baritone within seconds of hearing it. This Blue-Eyed Soulster's vocals meshed perfectly with the Doobie Brother's laidback sound, and his solo material got increasingly middle-of-the-road during the '80s and '90s. McDonald, who still looks like a condo-dwelling Grizzly Adams, ended the century on a high note: Blue Obsession may not win him any new fans, but it reminds his old ones why they liked him in the first place.

Michael McDonald Concert Films

  • A Tribute Motown International

    Michael McDonald

    Year: 2008

    Runtime: 54 min

    Michael McDonald lends his soul-stirring voice to Motown's greatest hits in this live performance recorded in High-Definition for the PBS concert series Soundstage. Belting out tracks from his two critically-acclaimed Motown concept albums, the Grammy Award-winner revives some of the most influential American music ever made. Joined by special guests Toni Braxton, India.Arie, Take 6 and Billy Preston, McDonald presents 14 classics from the rollicking I Second That Emotion to the poignant Whats Going On, that pay tribute to Hitsville legends such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson.
     
     
  • Live on Soundstage

    Michael McDonald

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 57 min

    Michael McDonald brings his classic songs and legendary vocals to the Soundstage studios in Chicago. Taped before a live audience, McDonald performs his classics, plus new material from his just-released project "Wide Open".
     
     
  • This Christmas: Live in Chicago

    Michael McDonald

    Year: 2009

    Runtime: 52 min

    One of the music world's most recognizable voices, Michael McDonald performs a special Christmas themed episode of Soundstage for This Christmas Live In Chicago. Opening the show with the Doobie Brothers classic It Keeps You Runnin, McDonald jumps into two selections from his solo career, before launching into Christmas songs. Many of these songs appeared on his 2009 holiday album This Christmas. The set ends with three Doobie Brothers classics.
     
     
  • I'll Take You There: An All-Star Celebration of Mavis Staples

    Various Artists

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 1 hr 48 min

    This historic, all-star concert featuring over twenty performances spanning many genres by artists including Gregg Allman, Win Butler & Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire, Eric Church, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Tweedy and many more. Filmed at Chicago s historic Auditorium Theatre, this performance was a once in a lifetime event, bringing some of the biggest names in music together to honor the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and American icon. Throughout an unparalleled career that spans over six decades, Staples soulful songs of justice and equality have become a soundtrack for the Civil Rights Movement, and inspired multiple generations of artists. In addition to the performances, I'll Take You There includes exclusive interviews with many of the artists, exploring Staples cultural and musical impact. Produced by Blackbird Presents blackbirdpresents.com
     
     

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