|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||jazz guitar jazz guitar bebop hard bop under 2000 listeners|
|Decades:||1960s 1990s 2000s|
26 April 1941, Macon, Georgia, USA. After earning a degree in music composition at Coombs College, in her home town of Philadelphia, Clark recorded her first single Angel Of Happiness, backed by the Detroit Spinners, for Herald Records in 1958. She also recorded unsuccessfully for Gotham Records before joining the hit Philadelphia label Chancellor in 1962. Disappointed was her first single but, as often happens, it was the b-side, her own composition, Party Lights, that became a hit for the pop/R&B vocalist with the childlike quality in her voice. Clarks later recordings, including a sequel record, Walk Me Home From The Party, failed to interest record buyers. She later recorded on Swan as Joy Dawn but had no further notable success.