Michael McDonald image


 How much of anything do we know about Michael McDonald, other than the wiki biography about his seminal influence on so many classic rock/soul/jazz hits from the 70s, 80s, and today?  Here on Durham Cool, we feature some of our favorite tracks featuring Michael McDonald with Steely Dan, the Doobies, and solo.  We reserve the right to add additional A/B sides as we deem appropriate.  It would be difficult to find a soul on planet earth who has not heard a Michael McDonald vocal track at one time or another.   The voice needs no further introduction.


Michael McDonald’s vocal range

According to our database, the vocal range of this artist is:

F2 – F5 (3 octaves)

Song with the LOWEST pitch:
Peace (F2-A#3)
Song with the HIGHEST pitch:
For Once in My Life (D3-F5)

Michael McDonald Was EVERYWHERE In The 70s and 80s

CR’s Take




OnePlus Buds Pro Headphone

This wireless Bluetooth model from OnePlus delivers very good sound quality and active noise reduction, combining elements of in-ear and earbud earphones. These earphones have an isolating design and an ambient sound monitoring feature; they will provide some muffling and electronic canceling of external noises and reduce the amount of sound that escapes from the earpieces. As such, they are best for those who want highly portable earphones that reduce the noise they hear from their surroundings or don’t want the sound from the earpieces to disturb others.

Michael McDonald the timesonline


Our next guests of the season, Michael McDonald, vocalist and songwriter from legendary bands The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, and accomplished soul singer Brian Owens, join Dave Sanborn and the band for song and conversation at Dave’s home studio in New York.

David Sanborn, the six-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist, proudly presents Sanborn Sessions.

Sanborn Sessions gathers top artists from various genres to explore the essence of music and being a musician through song and conversation.

With no script or studio audience, Sanborn Sessions allows viewers to become voyeurs — flies on the wall — as renowned artists show up to Dave’s home studio to hang out and play music.

Season One guest include Kandace Springs, Michael McDonald, Terrace Martin, Brian Owens, Bob James, Jonatha Brooke, Charlie Hunter, and Cyrille Aimee.

Dave’s house band rounds out the show with Ben Williams on bass, Billy Kilson on drums, Andy Ezrin on keyboards, Jon Herington on guitar, and Alice Soyer on vocals.

Subscribe now to see new content as it releases.

HOST / David Sanborn
GUESTS / Michael McDonald and Brian Owens
KEYBOARD / Andy Ezrin
DRUMS / Billy Kilson
BASS / Ben Williams
GUITAR / Jon Herrington


David Sanborn
Steve Friedman
Noah Sanborn Friedman
COPRODUCER/ Robert Morrison , Signed Stella

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS / Sallie Sanborn , Oliver Shahery

SOUND ENGINEER / Jonathan Duckett


Michael McDonald with The Doobie Brothers – I Keep Forgettin’ [Live 1982]



The Doobie Brothers – Live at The Greek Theatre Dated 1982. That Was The Last Show Before The Band’s Split.
It Was The End of an Era with McDonald’s.
The Band Started The 2nd Round In 1987 and is Still Around Today.

I Keep Forgettin’ –
Michael Recorded The Song with His Sister Maureen For His “If That’s What It Takes” LP, Released In August 1982.

Michael McDonald – I Keep Forgettin’ (“Live” on Solid Gold 1982) (HQ with New Dubbing)

wes-hicks-cat with eyes squinting -unsplash (4)


(San Jose, CA) - YogaOutlet turns 10 next year, but before reaching that milestone, the fast-growing, multi-branded online yoga retailer has changed its name to Everyday Yoga. Beginning September 23rd, the retailer will redirect all traffic to everydayyoga.com as its new home on the web. The change includes a complete rebrand and logo update to align with the holistic philosophy around Everyday Yoga’s mission to offer everything a yogi needs to support his or her journey. Additional major enhancements and updates are planned for 2022 to further elevate the brand.
Published on May 30, 2019 SONY, ILCE-6000 Free to use under the Unsplash License

The Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes (Official Music Video)

You’re watching the official music video for The Doobie Brothers – “What A Fool Believes” from the album ‘Minute By Minute’ (1979). “What A Fool Believes” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 14, 1979 – one of only a handful of non-disco songs to hit #1 in 1979.

Michael Becker and Donald Fagen B&W image Steely Dan
luke-stackpoole-Beautiful house cat in shadow against a window in home-unsplash


Bodhisattva · Steely Dan

Countdown To Ecstasy

℗ 1973 Geffen Records

Released on: 1973-01-01

Producer: Gary Katz
Studio Personnel, Mixer: Denny Dias
Composer Lyricist: Donald Fagen
Composer Lyricist: Walter Becker

Steely Dan-Bodhisatva Live 1974

Steely Dan, introduced by the wonderful and somewhat inebriated Jerome Aniton, perform Bodhisatva in Santa Monica circa 1974.
Music in this video

Bodhisattva (Live At The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, CA / 1980)
Steely Dan
Licensed to YouTube by
UMG (on behalf of Geffen*); LatinAutorPerf, CMRRA, LatinAutor – UMPG, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, ASCAP, UMPG Publishing, and 4 Music Rights Societies