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.
Sure to become a classic, Dance With Me lulls the listener into wanting to be in love, even in a most ironic twist described in Freddie Cole's A Sinner Kissed An Angel. Taking an Audrey Morris song How'd Ya Like To Love Me? and turning it into a duet captures the sweet, longed-for corniness of the 1940's. Lou Rawl's rendition of Fine Brown Frame gets a facelift to include reference to a current star.
Some quotes about Dance With Me:
Mary Witt is one of the most engaging and delightful song stylists on the contemporary American music scene Marc Berman, Wilks Broadcasting
Stunning!! Sultry vocals, stellar arrangements of classic tunes and a rock-solid band of east coast luminaries that know how to swing and groove. What more is there? A stunning debut from a truly talented and sensitive interpreter of a time-honored genre. Thank you, Mary! Jim Henry, singer/songwriter Amherst, MA