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Win Michael McDonald's New CD 'Soul Speak'!

'Soul Speak' is the natural follow-up to Michael McDonald’s two smash explorations of the Motown Records songbook—the platinum-selling Motown from 2003, which was nominated for two Grammy awards, and the next year’s gold-selling Motown Two.

But this time, McDonald didn’t restrict himself to any one style or record label or decade; he wanted to interpret songs that he loved, regardless of genre. So while some of the selections—“For Once in My Life,” “Walk on By,” or the album’s first single, “Love TKO”—fall squarely within the blue-eyed soul territory that we associate with Michael McDonald, others, like Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” or Van Morrison’s “Into the Mystic,” are a bit more surprising.

The creator of such hits as “I Keep Forgettin’," the Grammy-winning “Yah Mo B There," and the Number One pop single “On My Own," McDonald isn’t afraid to challenge expectations: “Everybody always wants you to keep doing what you did last time,” he says. “You’re always met with, ‘Oh, you don’t want to do that, you’ll lose your fan base.’ But I’ve found that whenever I got back on the radio, it was with something completely different than what I’d done before.”

'Soul Speak' was released this past March 2008 on Motown Records, ... of course!

So, if you would like to win one of these excellent new CDs, just answer this easy question: McDonald was recruited by hit-making band The Doobie Brothers in April 1975 when the then lead singer became ill during a national tour. His time with the band proved so successful that they decided to retain him as a full time member. But which then lead singer did he replace?!

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these new CDs! Just send us an e:mail here before July 1st with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: MICHAEL McDONALD CDs to:

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