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  Исполнитель(и) :
   Shaw, Marlena  (Vocals)
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  Наименование CD :
   The Spice Of Life



Год издания : 1968

Компания звукозаписи : Verve

Музыкальный стиль : Jazz Blues, Jazz-Pop, Soul, Northern Soul, Soul Jazz, Vocal Pop, Mainstream Jazz

Время звучания : 31:30

Код CD : LPS 833

  Комментарий (рецензия) :

CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Jazz (Woman Voice)      

Recorded at Ter Mar Studio Chicago, Feb. & July, 1969

Remastered 2005

Marlena Shaw's penchant for stylistic variety is certainly evident on this, her sophomore release. Cut for the Cadet label in 1969, Spice of Life ranges from soul and proto-funk to jazz and MOR-hued material. Shaw shines throughout, showing her power on politically charged, Aretha-styled cuts like "Woman of the Ghetto" and "Liberation Conversation," while also delivering supple interpretations of such traditional jazz fare as "Go Away Little Boy" (shades of Nancy Wilson). And with a gutsy take on "Stormy Monday," it's clear Shaw doesn't shrink from the blues either. Across this sound spectrum, arrangers Richard Evans and Charles Stepney envelope Shaw in unobtrusive yet exciting pop-soul environs, throwing kalimba runs (a few years before Earth, Wind & Fire picked up on the instrument), psych guitar accents, and bongo-fueled organ riffs into the mix. Their widescreen touch is particularly well essayed on strings-and-brass standouts like the Bacharach-inspired Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil composition "Looking Through the Eyes of Love" and Ashford & Simpson's "California Soul" (a classic reading heavily favored by the crate-digging set). A perfect way to get familiar with Shaw's impressive early work.

All Music Guide


  Соисполнители :

Charles Stepney (Conductor)
Richard Evans (Conductor)


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   1 Woman Of The Ghetto         0:06:06 Richard Evans / Bobby Miller / Marlena Shaw
   2 Call It Stormy Monday     T       0:03:05 T-Bone Walker
   3 Where Can I Go?         0:02:24  
   4 I'm Satisfied         0:02:50  
   5 I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)         0:03:14  
   6 Liberation Conversation         0:02:05 M. Shaw
   7 California Soul         0:03:00 Nick Ashford / Valerie Simpson
   8 Go Away, Little Boy         0:02:47 Gerry Goffin / Carole King
   9 Looking For Through The Eyes Of Love         0:03:00  
   10 Anyone Can Move A Mountain         0:02:59 Johnny Marks

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 T   'щелкнуть' - переход к тексту композиции.

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