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Premiered July, 2003

Michael McDonald's soulful, husky voice floods the studio with fellow Doobie Brothers, Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons, in an evening that celebrates both McDonald's solo success as well his days as a singer and writer of signature Doobie Brothers' hits like "What a Fool Believes" and "Taking it to the Streets." McDonald's inimitable vocal chords are teamed with guest performers Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson for a reprise of the duo's hits "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Ain't Nothin Like the Real Thing ."

McDonald, a St. Louis native and five-time Grammy award winner, also previews his newest release, Michael McDonald Motown, in the orchestra backed ballad "All In Love Is Fair." The album, released on June 24, represents McDonald's lifelong relationship with Motown and his passion for emulating soul singers like Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. The Soundstage special is truly a reflection of McDonald's career, proving that after nearly 35 years, McDonald can still seduce audiences with his ability to marry rock and soul with utter finesse.