Monday, July 24, 2017

Michael McDonald – I Want You (Reprise Records)

One of the most beautiful voices ever – a baritone singer able to reach high registers – Michael McDonald has embraced everything from Soul/Jazz (along with Steely Dan) to smooth soul on the vibrant ‘On My Own’ with Patti LaBelle, Disco/Funk (on the Quincy Jones produced ‘Ya Mo Be There’ for James Ingram), or Californian Rock, as a member of The Dobbie Brothers (remember ‘Long Train Runnin’ or ‘What A Fool Believes’).
With the latter disbanding in 1982, he would make his debut as a solo artist the same year, with the release of ‘If That’s What It Takes’ album including the seminal ‘I Keep Forgettin’ which Warren G made his while sampling it on the G-Rap anthem ‘Regulate’.
1993 would be synonymous with the delivery of his ‘Blink Of An Eye’ album on Reprise Records. A collection most likely enlightened by the presence of his vibrant cover version of Marvin Gaye‘s classic ‘I Want You’ which, for some reason, never got released as a single though…

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