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W.C. Clark

Men who treat their women badly, beware: W.C. Clark could steal your woman. He made a whole CD called Deep In The Heart -- rich with Memphis soul, Texas blues, and contemporary R&B -- seemingly dedicated to that task. "Her husband had his chances /he didn't treat her right/instead of coming home to his beautiful wife/he would stay out all night," Clark sings on "Jaded Lady." He goes on to belt out his woman-stealing-wail alongside soulful saxophones. In "Ain't Lost Nothin'," Clark consoles a jilted lover, telling her she deserves better than that deserting scumbag anyway. "You love a man that don't love you/I guess you got a lot of abuse." As if his sensitive lyrics and mature musicianship weren't enough, Clark also played bass in Stevie Ray Vaughan's Triple Threat Revue and co-wrote the song "Cold Shot," which boosts his cool factor with lovelorn ladies. And he's a mean guitar player too.
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Niki D'Andrea has covered subjects including drug culture, women's basketball, pirate radio stations, Scottsdale staycations, and fine wine. She has worked at both New Times and Phoenix Magazine, and is now a freelancer.
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