Marlena Shaw

Marlena Shaw

Real Name:
Marlina Burgess
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Born 22nd September 1942, New Rochelle, New York, U.S.A.. After recording for the Cadet label of Chicago in the 1960s she then moved to the Blue Note label in the early 1970's, her strong voice quickly established her on the US soul scene. By the mid 1970's the disco scene was beginning to influence the sound of Blue Note and it was here that Marlena released "It's Better Than Walkin' Out", which was the first 12" on Blue Note.

Switching to Columbia records in 1977 ensured better record sales; her first album here includes the disco track "Pictures And Memories". Marlena, however, will best be remembered by disco fans for her cover version of Diana Ross's "Touch Me In The Morning" - the disco medley on the LP includes several late 1960's and early 1970's soul tunes. Listen out for "Love Dancin'" and "Haven't We Been In Love Before".
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Marlena Shaw Discography

Albums

Marlena Shaw Out Of Different Bags (Album) Cadet Records US 1967 Sell This Version
Marlena Shaw The Spice Of Life (Album) Cadet Records US 1969 Sell This Version
Marlena Shaw Marlena (Album) Blue Note Germany 1972 Sell This Version
Marlena Shaw From The Depths Of My Soul (Album) Blue Note US 1973 Sell This Version
Marlena Shaw Live At Montreux (Album) Blue Note 1974 Sell This Version
Marlena Shaw Who Is This Bitch, Anyway? (Album) Blue Note US 1975 Sell This Version
Marlena Shaw Just A Matter Of Time (Album) Blue Note UK 1976 Sell This Version
Marlena Shaw Sweet Beginnings (Album) Columbia UK 1977 Sell This Version
Marlena Shaw Acting Up (Album) CBS US 1978 Sell This Version
Marlena Shaw Take A Bite (Album) Columbia US 1979 Sell This Version
SB1004 Marlena Shaw Let Me In Your Life(LP) South Bay SB1004 US 1982 Sell This Version
Marlena Shaw It Is Love (Recorded Live At Vine St.) (Album) Verve Records Canada 1987 Sell This Version
Marlena Shaw Love Is In Flight (Album) Polydor, Verve Records Australasia 1988 Sell This Version
CCD-4707 Marlena Shaw Dangerous(CD, Album) Concord Jazz CCD-4707 US 1996 Sell This Version
Marlena Shaw Elemental Soul (Album) Concord Jazz US 1997 Sell This Version
VRJL 7007 Marlena Shaw Live In Tokyo(LP, Album) Eighty-eight's VRJL 7007 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
Marlena Shaw Lookin' For Love (Album) Eighty-Eight's Japan 2003 Sell This Version
RPCJ-7001 Marlena Shaw, Freddy Cole Marlena Shaw, Freddy Cole - Marlena Shaw Meets Freddy Cole ・ When You're Smiling(CD, Album) Ratspack Records RPCJ-7001 Japan 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Marlena Shaw Let's Wade In The Water / Show Time Cadet Records US 1966 Sell This Version
Marlena Shaw Mercy, Mercy, Mercy / Go Away Little Boy (Single) Cadet Records UK 1967 Sell This Version
Marlena Shaw Brother Where Are You / Waiting For Charlie To Come Home (Single) Cadet Records US 1967 Sell This Version
AR 25.522 Marlena Shaw Mercy, Mercy, Mercy(7", Single) Chess International AR 25.522 Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
Marlena Shaw Matchmaker Matchmaker / A Couple Of Losers (Single) Cadet Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Marlena Shaw Looking Thru The Eyes Of Love (Single) Cadet Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Marlena Shaw Woman Of The Ghetto (Single) Cadet Records US 1969 Sell This Version