Sam’s Jams: Alice Clark, “Don’t You Care”

From the 1972 self-titled album, Alice Clark.

Check out our Sam’s Jams playlist below and listen to CultureShift weekdays from noon. to 2 p.m. on WDET 101.9FM.

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Alice Clark is a soul singer from Brooklyn. Her career began in 1968 and was over by 1972. During that four year period, Alice Clark recorded fifteen songs during three recording session. From these sessions, she made two singles and her 1972 album “Alice Clark”.

The song “Don’t You Care” was not released as a single, and was actually the second song on the B-Side of her album. Over the years, the track has developed a following by record collectors, and the album now goes for $200-$300.


Sam’s Jams is the weekly song selection of WDET’s creative producer Sam Beaubien, a longtime Detroit musician who also helms the soul-funk band Will Sessions.

From 70 years ago to contemporary releases today, Sam’s Jams is the musical equivalent of digging for hours in dusty record store bins to find forgotten-but-should-be-remembered deep cuts pulled from the genres of funk, jazz and soul genres.

The Sam’s Jams Spotify playlist will update with a new song on Mondays after airing on CultureShift, so bookmark this page to find your new favorite song each week.


  • Sam Beaubien
    Sam Beaubien is a musician, composer, producer, and educator in Detroit. He is also the founder and leader of the acclaimed ensemble, Will Sessions.