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LA's hi-tech soul singer: Michael McDonald

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 more typically snooty London dismissal of Michael McDonald, greying and slightly paunchy product of L.A.'s amorphous session world – one guaranteed, moreover, to boil the blood of the many British fans who believe he is one of the great singer-songwriters of our time.

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