Mary Witt, critically acclaimed singer and bass player for The O-Tones of Western Massachusetts, celebrates the release of her first solo CD, Dance With Me. Sultry, soulful, and sassy, this album will make you swoon and kick up your heels.
The music spans various genres from swing and jazz to rhythm & blues and soul. It glides seamlessly from the old favorite ballad “The Very Thought Of You” to the upbeat swing tune “Almost Like Being in Love”. New Orleans hit “Teardrops From My Eyes” segues to Cab Calloway's “Everybody Eats When They Come To My House with a contemporary culinary flavor. Also included are Ray Charles’ “Roll With My Baby” and Frank Sinatra’s “Come Dance With Me”, the title cut.
The O-Tones use complicated harmonies, tight ensemble playing and a smart, sexy approach to classic tunes to make music that is a celebration of our heritage.
Daily Hampshire Gazette
Great music like The O-Tones’ repertoire is timeless. The trio of vocalists have their own style, blending their voices in original ways to fit each song. Each singer is versatile at leads as well as great at harmonizing. ...cool organ and piano excursions as well as soulful sax stylings over a solid rhythm foundation.