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Alice Clark – Don’t You Care

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Frequently dubbed “the Holy Grail of modern soul,” Alice Clark’s self-titled 1972 debut album has received some serious overdue recognition in recent years. Clark – whose whereabouts following these recordings seem to be shrouded in a bit of mystery – only recorded three sessions that produced two singles and the one album. The record – highly prized among hardcore R&B enthusiasts – is an amazing soul collection that matches Clark’s distinctive powerhouse voice with impeccable song selection.

Recently this masterpiece has been lovingly re-released on vinyl, cd and digitally, and is finding her a much-deserved international cult audience. Bobby Hebb had three of his tunes cut on this disc, including “Don’t You Care”, which is one of our favorite grooves on the record. The album has often been compared to the best work of such diverse legends as Gil Scott-Heron, Janis Joplin, Billie Holliday, and Donny Hathaway. “The best R&B you’ve probably never heard,” hails one critic – we couldn’t agree more. Dig yourself some Alice Clark!

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Contact & Licensing info: Master (Alice Clark) controlled by Mainstream/TIme Records / contact: mia@sittininwith.com
Published by Portable Music Inc. (BMI), contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com

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Alice Clark – Charms of the Arms of Love

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Alice Clark‘s self-titled 1972 debut album is frequently dubbed “the Holy Grail of modern soul”… a brilliant work that quickly faded into criminal obscurity and remained out of print for years. Clark – whose whereabouts following these recordings seem to be shrouded in a bit of mystery – only recorded three sessions that produced two singles and the one album. The disc - highly prized among hardcore R&B enthusiasts – is an amazing soul collection that matches Clark’s distinctive powerhouse voice with impeccable song selection (her reading of Jimmy Webb’s “I Keep It Hid” is required listening).

Recently this masterpiece has been lovingly re-released on vinyl, cd and digitally, and is finding her a much-deserved international cult audience. Bobby Hebb had three of his tunes cut on this disc, including “Charms Of The Arms Of Love” which opens side 2, and is undeniably one of the musical centerpieces of the project. The album has often been compared to the best work of such diverse legends as Gil Scott-Heron, Janis Joplin, Billie Holliday, and Donny Hathaway. “The best R&B you’ve probably never heard,” hails one critic – we couldn’t agree more. Dig yourself some Alice Clark!

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Contact & Licensing info: Master (Alice Clark) controlled by Mainstream/TIme Records / contact: don@timerecordsinc.com
Published by Portable Music Inc. (BMI), contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com

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Alice Clark – Hard Hard Promises

This self-titled 1972 disc from Alice Clark (“The Holy Grail of Modern Soul”) has more than stood the test of time. It has been called a sublime masterpiece of R&B/pop and was produced by Bob Shad for Mainstream Records, the label he founded in 1964. Among the reissues and new material Shad released on Mainstream included artists such as Shelly Manne, Dizzy Gillespie, and Buddy Terry. Other productions by Bob Shad include the fist album by Big Brother and the Holding Company (featuring Janis Joplin) and records by Lightnin’ Hopkins, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Sarah Vaughan, and The Amboy Dukes. Another Fun Fact: Shad’s grandson happens to be writer-director Judd Apatow.

None of the songs on Clark’s album are self-penned; all are gems from the likes of Jimmy Webb, Fred Ebb, John Kander as are three from Bobby Hebb (of “Sunny” fame) including this week’s Top Tune, “Hard Hard Promises”. Please enjoy!

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Contact & Licensing info: Master (Alice Clark) controlled by Mainstream/TIme Records / contact: don@timerecordsinc.com
Published by Portable Music Inc. (BMI). Contact: Damon Booth – info@notablemusic.net. Administered by BMG Chrysalis / contact: Wendy.Griffiths@bmgchrysalis.com

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Alice Clark – Don’t You Care

Frequently dubbed “the Holy Grail of modern soul,” Alice Clark’s self-titled 1972 debut album has received some serious overdue recognition in recent years. Clark – whose whereabouts following these recordings seem to be shrouded in a bit of mystery – only recorded three sessions that produced two singles and the one album. The record – highly prized among hardcore R&B enthusiasts – is an amazing soul collection that matches Clark’s distinctive powerhouse voice with impeccable song selection. Recently this masterpiece has been lovingly re-released on vinyl, cd and digitally, and is finding her a much-deserved international cult audience. Bobby Hebb had three of his tunes cut on this disc, including “Don’t You Care,” which is one of our favorite grooves on the record. The album has often been compared to the best work of such diverse legends as Gil Scott-Heron, Janis Joplin, Billie Holliday, and Donny Hathaway. “The best R&B you’ve probably never heard,” hails one critic – we couldn’t agree more. Dig yourself some Alice Clark.

Contact & Licensing info:
Contact & Licensing info: Master (Alice Clark) controlled by Mainstream/TIme Records / contact: don@timerecordsinc.com
Published by Portable Music Inc. (BMI), administered by BMG Rights Management / contact: Wendy.Griffiths@bmgchrysalis.com

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