Kellee Patterson – 1977 – Turn On The Lights – 1979 – All The Things You Are

Read Reviews, Buy the Album or Download the Album for free

Kellee Patterson – 1977 – Turn On The Lights – Be Happy

Kellee Patterson’s rise into the public eye came in 1971 when she was the first black girl to become Miss Indiana when she entered the Miss America pageant with merits for her singing talents. Her singing started professionally when she was just 16 and following the sucess in the Miss America pageant she toured the world where she both sung and gave speeches. Kellee broke into TV to host Harambee in Chicago and continued on with her singing career later when she moved to the West Coast.

Her musical recording total only four albums, that have remained fairly underground gems that sported afew minor singles.

Maiden Voyage was Kellee’s debut album on the Black Jazz label which is a jazzy and melow album.

Kellee’s second album, Kellee was a collection of cover versions on Hubub Records in 1976. It showed the first signs of her transgression to the disco movement and contains an amazing cover version of the Barry White classic, I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More, Baby

This is the third album with more disco vibes in 1977.

A1   Overture (2:46)
A2   Heaven (4:14)
A3   If It Don’t Fit, Don’t Force It (5:17)
A4   Yesterday Was Love (4:51)
A5   Be Happy (3:23)
B1   Turn On The Lights (7:45)
B2   Movin’ In The Right Direction (3:54)
B3   Let’s Hold On To Love (3:57)
B4   I’m Coming Home (4:52)

In case you’re wondering, this is the album Kellee recorded after the classic self-titled set with “I’m Gonna Love You a Little More Baby“. This album’s not as jazzy funky as that one, but it’s still a pretty sweet set overall  sung by Kellee in her nice vocal style, with kind of a lightly grooving, boogie-inflected soul style. The best cuts include “If It Don’t Fit, Don’t Force It” and “Turn On The Lights”  both of which are pretty great  and other tracks include “Moving In The Right Direction“, “Heaven“, and “Be Happy“. Kellee’s definitely getting a bit more pop oriented here  but she’s still got some good soulful moments.

Buy it


Download link Turn On The Lights


Kellee Patterson – 1979 – All The Things You Are

Kellee’s final album is a true disco, funky mix of classic ballads. All The Things You Are was released in 1979 on Shadybrook.

A1   Let Go, Let Go (5:32)
A2   Fancy Dancer (4:30)
A3   So In Tune With You (6:22)
B1   All The Things You Are (6:34)
B2   Feelings Old Feelings (4:24)
B3   Nice Girl (3:50)
B4   How I Love Your Smile (3:24)

Groovy Emmanuel about Kellee

This is just the moment when the neon-lit atmosphere of Kellee’s debut album (way back in 1973) goes sexy! And here we have a gentle attack of some excellent mellow disco grooves to the aforementioned early singing career of the former but eternally beautiful Miss Indiana!

And yes, her voice is still embracing the sensual moods, no matter if she’s caressing the nasal side or not, and Gene Russell, the founder of Black Jazz Records, is still running the executive production (with the exception of side one of “All The Things You Are”) with some big help from the great musicians who participate in both records.

Special note on Larry Farrow who has done a tremendous job in composing-producing-arranging and conducting the whole set of “Be Happy”, and to Victor Hall & Harry Bowen in side one of “All The Things You Are”. It seems that they are all moving in the right direction.

Now it’s time for the rest of us to turn on the lights.

Download link All Things You Are

Enjoy her debut album “Maiden Voyage” here

Buy the AlbumKellee Patterson – 1977 – Turn On The Lights – 1979 – All The Things You Are

Free Download AlbumKellee Patterson – 1977 – Turn On The Lights – 1979 – All The Things You Are


Conversation for album: Kellee Patterson – 1977 – Turn On The Lights – 1979 – All The Things You Are

  • mellowgangsta
    Posted at 22:06h, 06 January 2009 Reply

    thanx for this. I´ve searched for Kellee sice I´ve heard her “gonna love you…” on a compilation called the Smoocher from the french label Big Cheese.
    Thanx again. You´re the best.
    After listening both albums I´d like the 77 one more, but hey I´m just happy to I´m able to listen to these both….

  • rich
    Posted at 22:30h, 06 January 2009 Reply

    new artist for me cant wait to hear these albums thanx nikos.

  • Silksoul
    Posted at 01:52h, 07 January 2009 Reply

    Great. Thanks for all your effort, really appreciate !

  • Funkish Bass
    Posted at 02:17h, 07 January 2009 Reply

    Yiasou, bravo file, isse asteri.
    It’s so great that you’ve upped this type of collection. Never heard of her and arrangements are enormous.
    I notice tracks 1 and 2 are one file, I’m so glad you kept it authentic.
    Sto kalo
    Funkish Bass

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 02:18h, 07 January 2009 Reply

    i really appreciated the first one….more funky this one but np i like to dance…thanlks dude..jean paris

  • bowlisha1
    Posted at 03:44h, 07 January 2009 Reply

    What a treat! I have the second album from Kellee with Barry White’s I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More and a 12″ of Turn Out The Lights. I always loved the one album I have and always wanted to hear Be Happy. Thank you so much for posting not only Be Happy but also All Things Are You! As I said I really do love her second album. My favorite from it is her remake of the Stylistics Stop Look And Listen. If you need a copy of it post and let me know.

  • J2X
    Posted at 05:15h, 07 January 2009 Reply


  • Kosta
    Posted at 07:28h, 07 January 2009 Reply

    many many THANKS!! Nikos…
    this Kellee Turn On The Lights was one of my very wanted!!

  • Nevada Kid
    Posted at 14:20h, 07 January 2009 Reply

    Another fantastic contribution. Thanx.

  • Cody B
    Posted at 16:47h, 07 January 2009 Reply

    Bravo, Nikos. Look forward to this one (Be Happy), and now I have to find that Black Jazz record. The version of Mr. Magic on Kellee is pretty cool as well. It was re-issued by Hub bub also.

  • Keith
    Posted at 19:49h, 07 January 2009 Reply

    Very cool. I like it. You are definitely starting off 2009 quite well!

  • FireFunk
    Posted at 21:52h, 07 January 2009 Reply

    Thanks for another nice treat.

  • Crawford
    Posted at 21:56h, 07 January 2009 Reply

    That video is super. I can’t wait to hear the rest. Thanks for yet another great share!!!

  • Trakbuv
    Posted at 22:11h, 07 January 2009 Reply

    Kellee shrugs her jazz roots to embrace the sparkly disco lights – with a modicum of success. Two tracks that were club smashes here in the UK that I particularly liked were ‘So in tune with you’ and of course ‘Turn out the lights’, both greeting her nasal overtones with style. Takes me back to summer’s old !!

    Many thanks Nikos and for the informative review Groovy Emmanuel

  • Lauren
    Posted at 00:05h, 08 January 2009 Reply

    I’ve never saw this before. I will try it out! thanks for the amazing site.

  • Jack
    Posted at 00:18h, 08 January 2009 Reply

    Never saw them too but definitely download everything posted here. My Favourite site for sure.

  • Oak
    Posted at 01:14h, 08 January 2009 Reply

    Kellee Patterson’s stuff is real flavourful…soulful.

  • Mike
    Posted at 02:24h, 08 January 2009 Reply

    “If It Don’t Fit, Don’t Force It” is fantastic. Dela Soul sampled the baseline in they Dela Soul is Dead Album.

  • robert
    Posted at 06:42h, 08 January 2009 Reply

    Thanks for this, Nikos. Sounds real nice by the sample.

  • Paul
    Posted at 10:30h, 08 January 2009 Reply

    As always, nice choice..appreciate it!

  • hooch
    Posted at 17:07h, 08 January 2009 Reply

    Many thanks Nikos!

  • Flower
    Posted at 21:23h, 08 January 2009 Reply

    Already loving it.The song is classic.

  • LR
    Posted at 00:04h, 09 January 2009 Reply

    Excellent posts! many thanks!

  • Andrea
    Posted at 10:19h, 09 January 2009 Reply

    wooooooooo..never heard ..thx dude and thanks for ur work

  • David
    Posted at 10:25h, 09 January 2009 Reply

    Thank you, I’ve been curious about Kellee’s work, and really looking forward to listening.

  • Krisch
    Posted at 18:15h, 09 January 2009 Reply

    Thanks, didn’t know about her.

  • phatrapper
    Posted at 21:17h, 09 January 2009 Reply

    Nice posts! Thanks!

  • manny
    Posted at 00:15h, 10 January 2009 Reply

    thanks for posting

  • Radek
    Posted at 01:48h, 12 January 2009 Reply

    For all those who are interested, Kellee’s debut album Maiden Voyage is available over at El Goog Ja:

  • onejazzyman
    Posted at 15:13h, 14 January 2009 Reply

    Nikos, Kellee was an underrated songtress, performer who never hit big commercially. These gems show her true talent. Thanks.

  • jerome green
    Posted at 21:03h, 23 January 2009 Reply

    Hi Nikos,

    Kellee is so wondrous & sweet. Thank you dearly!

    Peace, Jerome

  • asher dust
    Posted at 18:01h, 08 February 2009 Reply

    Only ever had her 12 inch singles…

    major thanks for the links..

    peace and blessings


  • asher dust
    Posted at 18:02h, 08 February 2009 Reply

    ps… gonna buy the albums!!!!!!

  • pedro
    Posted at 15:51h, 24 February 2009 Reply

    thanks for this one i didnt get but hey i,ll try again.all things are is a good lp got this one still a bit disco type sound thanks nickos

  • pedro
    Posted at 04:42h, 07 March 2009 Reply

    “all things you” are picked this lp up 18 months ago not listen to it yet but most of the lady recordings are disco/pop in the world of deep soul,northern but thats my own personel view. which means jack shit to anybody else

  • pedro
    Posted at 04:42h, 07 March 2009 Reply

    But Thanks anyway

  • Ortega
    Posted at 21:00h, 12 March 2009 Reply

    Have been looking for Kellee’s “Maiden Voyage” since 4ever. Please let me know where I can get my hands on it!

  • nikos1109
    Posted at 02:11h, 13 March 2009 Reply


    You’ll find a link here as soon as possible.

  • Geewiz
    Posted at 03:17h, 12 July 2009 Reply

    She’s a fox!!! Good music!!!

  • brotherpete
    Posted at 01:06h, 01 October 2009 Reply

    so sweet I’m melting 🙂

  • Walter Ross
    Posted at 06:50h, 31 March 2010 Reply

    Why don’t you contact me regarding Kellee’s music directly She would like to know how her music is selling or being traded on your website. And you can find out where you can purchase her music legally.

    • ron&dolly
      Posted at 02:59h, 23 January 2013 Reply

      walter, if its the walter i think it is, let me know how to get kellee’s albums. your friend ron.

Post A Comment

Anti Spam: Please complete the following before clicking on *add comment* *