The incomparable and prolific Dolette McDonald

The Spirit of Dolette McDonald — Part 1 — A Spotify playlist
December 2016 Mixmag Disco Reviews — FSQ “Shaking My Damn Head” featuring Dolette McDonald
The original version of “Xtra Special” by Atmosfear
One of my favorite Dolette McDonald performances — with Nona Hendryx, Bernie Worrell and Jerry Harrison
FSQ at Miami Music Week / Electric Pickle with Dolette McDonald singing our collaborations together
FSQ’s “Shaking My Damn Head” featuring Dolette McDonald
Dolette featured in a 1982 Los Angeles Times article about African influences in popular music
Dolette McDonald is featured in the Michael Apted film “Bring on the Night” 1985
Dolette and Janice Pendarvis are cited as being “most rewarding part” of Sting’s 1985 film, “Bring On The Night”
Dolette McDonald and Janice Pendarvis are quite the duo in Sting’s “Set Them Free” music video
Laurie Anderson’s 1986 concert film “Home of the Brave” features Janice Pendarvis and Dolette McDonald
Laurie Anderson poster 1984 — Santa Fe New Mexico — note Janice Pendarvis and Dolette McDonald on the roster
Dolette pictured with the 1988 Human Rights Tour Acts including Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, Tracy Chapman, more
David Byrne and Dolette McDonald are presented as a vocal duo on this track “Poison” — a true highlight of their work together
Dolette’s first professional recording gig and she’s the featured vocalist
Maybe you can hear Dolette McDonald among this gospel choir? She was a part of “The Voices of Tomorrow” with her sister Alfajiri, choir leader Donny Harper, and Cissy Houston
A young Dolette McDonald (center top) and her sister Alfajiri (top right) pictured with Donny Harper (center bottom) and his gospel soul group, “The Voices of Tomorrow”. Photo courtesy of Dolette McDonald
This Michael Zager Band song features Dolette singing along side Cissy Houston and her daughter Whitney.
The proto music video for Zager’s “Let’s All Chant”. Despite the video using models as vocalists, Dolette was a prominent vocalist on this track that was #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 + largest selling 12" at the time, hitting 5 million copies in sales
Dolette hinted at dropping a solo record in a profile in Sunday Los Angeles Times, March 20th 1988
Dolette McDonald joins Jocelyn Brown and BJ Nelson to make up the awesome R&B vocals that turn Blancmange into a funk group on this tune
Dolette and vocal partner Tessa Niles add female vocals to a dance mix version of Cabaret Voltaire’s “Don’t Argue”
I never listened to this Tears of Fears album! I guess I will have to now — 1989 review says Dolette and Tessa are a big part of the sound
At the time of writing this article I found this weirdo but slick funk record from Japan that features Dolette McDonald on background vocals and harmonies
Dolette sings in the choir with Brenda Mitchell, James Harris, Janice Key, Yvette Glover on this 1973 gospel soul tune by Gerri Granger
The author Chuck Da Fonk Fishman of FSQ cutting a rug with Dolette McDonald at Cielo, September 2018
Great interview with Dolette McDonald — Los Angeles Times 1988

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