1974 Lonette McKee – Lonette

Lonette was the debut album from Lonette McKee, released in 1974

Lonette McKee (born July 22, 1954) is an American film, television and theater actress, music composer, producer, songwriter, screenwriter and director. McKee is best known for her role as Sister Williams in the original 1976 musical–drama film Sparkle. McKee also had notable roles in such movies as; The Cotton Club, Jungle Fever, ATL, Honey. McKee also appeared on the CW sitcom The Game as Mrs. Pitts, the mother of Jason (played by Coby Bell) in 2007.



1  Message From The Earth (Al Johnson) 4:47
2  You Mean A Lot To Me (Lonette McKee) 3:36
3  Save It (Don’t Give It Away) (Bobby Bryant, Leonard Perry, Sidney Barnes, Zachary Perry) 2:29
4  I’m Alone (Lonette McKee) 4:30
5  Lay Me Down Easy (Daniel Moore) 3:12
6  Love Won’t Come Easy (Douglas Gibbs, Eugene Williams, Ron Crowder, Stan Richardson) 3:08
7  Do To Me (Lonette McKee) 2:57
8  See Ourselves, Be Ourselves, Free Ourselves (Al Johnson) 4:47
9  The Way I Want To Touch You (Toni Tenille) 3:10
10  To Whom It May Concern (Lonette McKee) 4:27



BassJames Jamerson
BassWilton Felder
DrumsJames Gadson
DrumsOllie E. Brown
Guitar (solo)David T. Walker
Guitar (solo)Larry Carlton
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarRay Parker Jr
KeyboardsClarence McDonald
KeyboardsReginald Burke
KeyboardsJoe Sample
SaxErnie Watts
PercussionEmil Richards
CongasKing Errisson
Background VocalsClydie King
Background VocalsMerry Clayton
Background VocalsSherlie Matthews
VocalsLoretta Lynn

Liner Notes

Producer – Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore
Contractor (Music) – Benjamin Barrett, Rita Butler
Engineer – Phil Schier
Engineer (Assistant) – Bob Merritt
Mixed By (Additional Mixing) – Gary Ladinsky

Art Direction – Carl Overr
Photography By – John Kolesar

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