Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Dennis Coffey Website

Lonette McKee Back Cover Shot taken from her 1974 Sussex album.

Dennis Coffey, the Detroit guitar genius has a new website which is well worth dropping by. Dennis has been a regular contributor to Soulful Detroit forum over the last couple of years and has shared many of his stories with members and answered plenty of their questions.

Dennis also wrote a book about his life in music entitled "Guitars, Bars & Motown Superstars" which was published by Bee Cool in the UK in 2002.

I picked out the Lonette McKee album which was produced and arranged by Dennis to illustrate the post. There are 2 tracks which I love off this album - "Do To Me" which is a light airy floater and the sublime "The Way I Want To Touch You" which reminds me of the later songs Dee Dee Warwicke recorded. Dennis brought a host of major players to the album including James Gadson, Ollie Brown, Reginald Burke, David T. Walker, Larry Carlton, Ray Parker, James Jamerson.

Lonette McKee is a highly talented actress, film director and executive producer. She performed in one of my favourite music movies the French director Bertrand Tavenier's 'Round Midnight with Dexter Gordon in 1986.

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