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Shirley Scott

Primary Instrument: Organ, Hammond B3

Born: March 14, 1934 | Died: March 10, 2002    

Shirley Scott

Shirley Scott began playing piano and trumpet in her native Philadelphia. By the mid 1950s, she was playing piano in the city's thriving club scene - often with the very young John Coltrane. A club owner needed her to fill in on organ one night and the young Shirley took to it immediately, crafting a swinging, signature sound unlike anyone else almost from the get go.

On a swing through town, Basie tenor man Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis (1922-86) heard Scott and asked her to join his band. They recorded prolifically together - as co-leaders - and released a hugely popular series of “Cookbook” records for Prestige during the late 1950s....
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    Trio Classics, Volume 1

    Prestige Records
    2004
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    Trio Classics, Vol. 1

    Prestige Records
    2004
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    Something

    Verve Records
    2001
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    Soul Sister

    Verve Records
    1999
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    Legends Of Acid Jazz

    Verve Records
    1998
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    A Walkin' Thing

    Verve Records
    1996
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    Blue Flames

    Verve Records
    1995
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