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Michael McDonald (1986)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1986

The ex-Doobies/Dan man looks back at his career, discusses his art and ruminates on the meaning of "white soul".

File format: mp3; file size: 52.2mb, total interview length: 54' 24" sound quality: ****


Michael McDonald: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, Guardian, The, 1985

THIS SHOW proved one thing and proved it triumphantly: you can be a paunchy, greying white Californian with a supremely uncool-looking band and still have ...

Michael McDonald: I Survived The Doobies

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 6 December 1986

ON THE FACE of it, Michael McDonald is the kind of West Coast AOR "artist" who has been reviled in NME circles since time – ...

LA's hi-tech soul singer: Michael McDonald

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Times, The, 1987

THE PREVIEW in Thursday's Independent said it all: "Placid white soul-funker, conservative stuff even by Los Angeles standards." You could not hope to find a ...

Michael McDonald: Behind the Mike

Interview by Nick Coleman, Time Out, 8 April 1987

Though he's forsaken Doobies for duets, Michael McDonald's still basking in sunshine and success. Nick Coleman gets him on a bad line. ...

The Heart and Soul of Michael McDonald

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 14 April 1987

'Sweet Freedom' re-established Michael's R&B profile and here he explains to David Nathan why it has always been there. ...

Wide Open: An Interview with Michael McDonald

Interview by Gavin Martin, Rock's Backpages, November 2017

GM: I attended three Dylan shows in your hometown St. Louis in the noughties. Visiting the arch sculpture one day felt weirdly sad, a hopeful ...

see also Doobie Brothers


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