With an intimate exploration of the heart, Alison Marae’s debut album touches on matters of the heart; unspoken love, intimacy and heartache. The music is rooted from early 20th century jazz and folk. Alison produced the album and penned most of the songs, but also included several songs from the 1930’s, a main source of her musical inspiration. It features her on the ukulele and piano. My Heart Can’t Take It was nominated for a San Diego Music Award. Available for download on Itunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and Spotify.
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“Modern day music that harkens back to yesteryear, circa the 1920’s through the late 1950’s, jazzy as well as beautifully played and sung. Centered around Marae’s close mic’d voice and ukulele…it’s Marae’s voice that is the star attraction here. There is a melancholy air to the material here, with the title track in particular approaching torch song territory.” Bart Mendoza/San Diego Troubadour.
Music and lyrics by Alison Marae (tracks 2,3,4,5)
Copyright 2013 Alison Marae Dunn. BMI
All of Me (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) (1)
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh (6)
Alison Marae: vocals: ukulele (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6), piano (3).
Wil Forbis: guitar/guitar arrangements (1, 4, 6) melodica (4)
Harley Magsino: upright bass (tracks 2, 3 ,5).
Sky Ladd: piano/piano arrangement (2)
Brian Demeulle: drums (2, 3)
Don Shaffer: flugelhorn (3)
Produced by Alison Marae
Recorded, mixed and mastered by
Jon Cota and Ian Woodward
at Archival Sound, San Diego.
Released by Dizzy with a Dame Records 2013