Ya Mo Be There – James Ingram & Michael McDonald

Before going solo my next artist was part of Rock Royalty. Michael McDonald played in several bands during his career. I did not follow Steely Dan, even though, they had some solid hits during the 1970s. I did, however, follow Credence Clearwater (Michael did not play with them) and the Doobie Brothers. All three had unique sounds and made you want to dance.
In Steely Dan, McDonald would play and sing mostly in the background, but with the Doobie Brothers, he sang lead on most of their major hits, some of which he collaborated as the songwriter.
As a songwriter, he wrote songs for the likes of Van Halen, Patti Labelle and Carly Simon.
After the Doobie Brothers broke up, Michael went solo, that was 1982 when he released his first solo album and it was during this period that he collaborated with several R&B and Soul artist, like Aretha Franklin and James Ingram.
Here are James Ingram and Michae McDonald with a Quincy Jones number “Ya Mo Be There.”

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