It’s quite difficult to find information about Alice Clark. It’s unfortunate that she wasn’t able to record more and get more recognition for her amazing work.
One thing she did release, regarded in the soul scene as a classic, was a self titled album, Alice Clark, in 1972.
Its a treasure trove of soul, deep soul. Her powerful voice is put to good use especially well on “Never Did I Stop Loving You”.
The song focuses on that warm soulful voice, with a strong horn section, funky yet unassuming drums, and an upbeat bassline.
It’s not a sad song at all; quite the contrary. This is a pure and simple love song.