James Ingram & Michael McDonald - Yah Mo Be There (hdaudioplus.com)

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A new twist on an old favorite...

According to Michael McDonald, the song's title was based on the original Hebrew name for God (Yahweh), and was originally called "Yahweh Be There." The title was James Ingram's idea: "We were talking about how to say G-d will be there without scaring most of the audience away." It was co-written and produced by Quincy Jones (who does the African style sounds in the song) and Rod Temperton, who later wrote "Sweet Freedom" for McDonald (the theme from Running Scared).

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