Mary Clark’s rare disco 12″ ‘Take Me I’m Yours’ gets reissued

Via Phonica Records:

While being a rare Patrick Adams and Billy Nichols production, Mary Clark’s “Take Me I’m Yours” has in recent years become one of the most celebrated disco tracks by contemporary DJ’s. This borderline Gospel-Disco gem has all the elements of a timeless Disco cut; a driving bassline, powerfully arranged strings and horns, but most importantly, a very soulful performance by Mary Clark. Like many of Peter Brown’s “affiliate” labels, little is known about them or the artists recorded. Originally released in 1980 on “La Shawn”, it is rumored to have been no more than 200 records originally pressed, making this one of the most sought 12 inches among collectors. However leave it to someone like Dimitri from Paris who edited and included “Take Me I’m Yours” on his “The Kings Of Disco” compilation from 2004 to give this virtually unknown song a new life and a whole new audience. Even as recently as last year, Mary Clark’s song of “devotion” made it’s way into a BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix, courtesy of Floating Points, and frankly, there’s probably not a bigger audience than that.

 

 

Mary Clark’s ‘Take Me I’m Yours’ (pre-order)

 

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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