Friday, July 30, 2010
Throwback Of The Day...Michael Mcdonald "I Keep Forgetting"
VERY distinctive voice right? Written by Michael McDonald and Ed Sanford. Its similarity to the earlier song "I Keep Forgettin'", by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, resulted in Leiber and Stoller also being given a songwriting credit.
Michael McDonald recorded it as a duet with his sister Maureen for If That's What It Takes, his first solo album away from The Doobie Brothers, and it reached #4 on the Billboard Pop Singles charts, and #7 on the R&B chart. Greg Phillinganes, Steve Lukather and Jeff Porcaro of the band Toto played the clavinet, guitar and drums respectively.
McDonald's song was heavily sampled by Warren G on his hit 1994 single "Regulate", featuring Nate Dogg, and by Jadakiss on "Kiss Is Spittin'", which also features Nate Dogg. 'Regulate' also samples the title cut from Bob James' 1981 album Sign of The Times.