Friday, May 14, 2010

Marlena Shaw - The Spice Of Life

Year : 1969
Label : Cadet
Genre : Soul, Jazz
Style : Funk/Soul

One of the best Soul album ever recorded, The Spice of Life is the second studio album recorded by Marlena Shaw, his last for Cadet Records (division of Chess Records), before she signed for Blue Note. Titles include the cult Woman Of The Ghetto, the groovy Liberation Conversation written by Marlena, the protest song, I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel to Be Free) popularized by Nina Simone and her hit single California Soul by Ashford & Simpson. Produced & arranged by  Richard Evans/Charles Stepney. This album his a huge classic for international DJs, the song California Soul was notably sampled by DJ Sadow for Midnight In A Perfect World extract from Endtroducing (1996). 

01. Woman Of The Ghetto
02. Stormy Monday
03. Where Can I Go ?
04. I'm Satisfied
05. I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel to Be Free)
06. Liberation Conversation
07. California Soul
08. Go Away, Little Boy
09. Looking Through the Eyes of Love
10. Anyone Can Move a Mountain
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