Saturday, July 15, 2006

Sounds familiar? (3)

Marlena Shaw
Marlena Shaw got her first break back in the late Sixties when she recorded a hit vocal version of the well-known jazz tune “Mercy Mercy Mercy.” From there, Marlena toured with Count Basie and, in 1972, apparently became the first female artist ever signed to Blue Note records. Although her early years were spent either on the lounge circuit or performing straight-ahead jazz, today Marlena is best known for her string of saucy, spicy, sassy and, of course, soulful R&B records.

Marlena Shaw - Woman of The Ghetto (Live)