Recorded and broadcast live on PBS on 7-24-2003, Michael McDonald is joined by fellow Doobie Brothers Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons for an evening performing his solo hits as well as Doobie Brothers classics.
With a diverse range and an incredible popular appeal, Michael McDonald has been entertaining audiences with his own brand of “blue-eyed soul” for years, continually turning out catchy and inspirational pop music influenced in equal parts by Memphis-style soul, rhythm and blues, and soulful ballads.
First attaining popularity with the legendary Doobie Brothers, McDonald has gone on to be a guest performer on recordings with many acclaimed artists such as Steely Dan, Quincy Jones, Patti LaBelle, Kenny Loggins, and many others.
On this live performance, broadcast by the BBC in July 2003, he is reunited with fellow Doobie Brothers Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons as they perform such Doobie classics as “What a Fool Believes,” “Blackwater,” and “Taking it to the Streets,” as well as McDonald’s solo hits; the performance is highlighted by the guest appearance of Valerie Simpson and Nickolas Ashford, the visionary husband and wife songwriting team.
IT KEEPS YOU RUNNIN’
I KEEP FORGETTIN’
I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH
AIN’T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING
TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS(ROCK ME A LITTLE WHILE)
MINUTE BY MINUTE
WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES
TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS
BONUS TRACK: YOU BELONG TO ME