Mary Witt

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

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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. -Christopher Boucher, 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. -Paul Burton, Music Revue

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Groove Duets

Blue Love Music
2015

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Dance With Me

Blue Love Music
2005

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