Review CD Grace Clark – Dancin’ With Swingitude by Rick Huff
Grace Clark’s distinctive contralto voice anchors the Swingitude vocal harmonies into the mellow lower registers of the scale. It’s one of those effects you may come to be able to recognize each time you encounter it.
On this four-song EP, Clark & company offer pleasant combo swing takes of two Cindy Walker songs
“Take Me In Your Arms And Hold Me” and the more frequently covered “It’s All Your Fault,” wherein Joyce Woodson’s harmony is also heard. The IWMA charter founder also appears on the band’s title song “Dancin’ With Swingitude.” The fourth track offered is here is the beloved Johnny Mercer classic “I’m An Old Cowhand.” Other players on the project include Lisa Burns (bass fiddle), Dave Reitz (fiddle), Jimmy Speco (lead guitar), Billy Wilson (pedal steel & guitar) and Grace’s son Scott Clark (drums). A liner note quote from Grace sums it up: “It takes a lotta years to figure out just who you are and not what other people tell you you oughta be.” In other words…she’s showing swingitude!
Recommended for her fans.
CD/downloads: GraceClarkMusic.com or call (925) 443-5217.
– by Rick Huff
MGrace Clark – Dancin’ With SwingitudeTrack List
Dancin’ with Swingitude
I’m An Old Cowhand
Take Me In Your Arms and Hold Me
It’s All Your Fault