Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Marlena Shaw - From Dephts Of My Soul

Year : 1973
Label : Blue Note
Genre : Jazz, Soul
Style : Funk/Soul

One of finest american Soul voice in Jazz, Marlena Shaw (real name Marlena Burgess) began to make singing appearances in various Jazz clubs, before be discovered by John Hammond (the talent scout such as Billie Holiday or Aretha Franklin) and to sign on Chess Records in 1966. After two albums recorded for Cadet (subsidiary of Chess), she joined Blue Note and released five records whose From Depths Of My Soul was the second. Recorded with arranger Wade Marcus, it features also renowned musicians such as Ron Carter, Grady Tate, Cornell Dupree & Hugh McCracken. The track list is based on a tasty blend of Soul & Jazz including funky grooves as Hum This Song, the single "Easy Evil" Wildflower and an original written by Marlena "Say A Good Word". Produced by George Butler, arranged by Wade Marcus.

Marlena Shaw_vocals
Ron Carter & Wilbur Bascomb_bass
Carl Lynch, Cornell Dupree, Gene Bertoncini & Hugh McCracken_guitar
Charles Collins, Grady Tate & Herbie Lovelle_drums
Derek Smith_keyboards
Arthur Jenkins_congas
George Devens_percussion
Gene Bianco_harp

01. Prelude / I Know I Love Him
02. Hum This Song
03. But For Now
04. Easy Evil
05. The Laughter And The Tears
06. The Feeling's Good
07. Wildflower
08. Just Don't Want To Be Lonely
09. Waterfall
10. Say A Good Word
11. Time For Me To Go
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