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Michael McDonald: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Barney Hoskyns, The Guardian, 1985

THIS SHOW proved one thing and proved it triumphantly: you can be a paunchy, greying white Californian with a supremely uncool-looking band and still have more soul in your little finger than most contemporary black acts have in their entire horn sections.

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