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Niffer Clarke - Beyond the Ingenue (


Clarke pays tribute to sopranos, primarily Julie Andrews and Barbara Cook, who have inspired her own singing career. It's a risky proposition - after all, these singers are legends in their own right. But it pays off: Clarke uses her clarion voice to make such well known songs as "In Buddy's Eyes" (Follies), "People Will Say We're in Love" (Oklahoma!) and "I Have Confidence" (The Sound of Music) her own, never succumbing to the temptation to mimic her predecessors. Clarke has a slight tendency to over-emphasize comic lyrics, but it never detracts from this lovely debut solo recording.

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