1970 Clydie King – Direct Me

Direct Me is the first solo album by singer Clydie King, released in 1970.

Clydie Mae King (August 21, 1943 – January 7, 2019) was an American singer, best known for her session work as a backing vocalist. King also recorded solo under her name. In the 1970s, she recorded as Brown Sugar, and her single “Loneliness (Will Bring Us Together Again)” reached No. 44 on the Billboard R&B charts in 1973.


1  Direct Me (Otis Redding; Steve Cropper) 02:26
2  Ain’t My Stuff Good Enough (Sherlie Matthews) 02:40
3  First Time, Last Time (Gabriel Mekler) 02:13
4  Never Like This Before (Booker T Jones; David Porter; Isaac Hayes) 02:49
5  I Can’t Go On Without Love (Ron Williams) 03:21
6  Bout Love (Bob West) 02:57
7  Long Road Ahead (Carl Radle; Delaney Bramlett) 02:59
8  B Minor (Gabriel Mekler; Leno Francen) 02:28
9  You Need Love Like I Do, Don’t You (Norman Whitfield; Barrett Strong) 03:13
10 The Long And Winding Road (John Lennon; Paul McCartney) 03:23



BassBob West
DrumsPaul Humphrey
GuitarDavid T Walker
OrganBilly Preston
PianoBilly Preston
ReedsSonny Fortune
CongasWilliam Allen
PercussionSandra Crouch
Background VocalsBlackberries
VocalsClydie King

Liner Notes

Producer – Gabriel Mekler, William Allen
Arranged By – William Allen
Conductor – William Allen
Engineer – Dave Hassinger, John Golden

Photography By, Design – Chris Van Ness

Mastered At Monarch Record Mfg. Co
Distributed By Ampex Records