Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Lonette is amazing
C. E. A. Esq | London | 10/18/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Why isn't this woman a star? She can act, she's phenomenally beautiful, she can play piano, she can sing to an extent that makes your spine shiver. She writes songs. There is little that she can't do.
I adore Lonette's first two albums (Lonette; Words and Music) but they are unavailable, so this will have to do. Natural Love is hugely enjoyable, though - to my ears - not up there with Words and Music - which was her masterpiece. Words and Music has to be the most gorgeous and sexy album ever released. I would give this album an A-, whereas I'd give Words and Music an A++.
Word is out that she's working on a new album. What a talented arist. What a great songwriter. When will the world catch on?"
Criminally underrated CD from overlooked singer/actress!!
G. Mitchell | Los Angeles, CA United States | 06/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Can't add much to these posts, but I must say, I cannot understand WHY this amazing, beautifully crafted, heartfelt, stunning CD was overlooked and completed ignored upon its 1992 release? Well, I have a few ideas: A) McKee's songwriting is TOO SMART for mainstream - songs like NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS and HIDING AWAY are BRILLIANT, but too high quality for dumbed-down Top 40 radio B) McKee is black - and sadly, if she were younger and WHITE, she'd get on VH-1 and have a smash...this coming from a white guy C) Spike Lee's label 40 ACRES & A MULE via Sony didn't have the $$ or the marketing muscle to properly promote McKee - a tragic crime for those who care about great music, regardless of genre or style. Even worse, McKee's earlier solo LP she recorded for Warner Bros. is also long OOP. Search for this in the bargain bins, you'll be GLAD YOU DID!! Lonette, come back to the 5 and dime!"
affirmative | Queens, New York United States | 06/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was happy to get my hands on this CD after years of searching. Lonette McKee's sweet, melodic voice deserves to be heard. This album deserves a 1,000 stars."