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Marlena Shaw

She's known as a jazz artist, but some only knew her as a disco artist, while others yet think of her in an R&B mode. So who is Marlena Shaw? Well.....she is all of these. Ask Marlena and she'll flat out tell you she's a jazz artist, yet there's no denying her R&B sides and her disco undertakings.

Born Marlina Burgess on September 22, 1942 in New Rochelle, New York, she inherited her love of music and jazz in particular from her uncle. After her uncle, Jimmy Burgess, introduced her to the recordings of Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, she caught the jazz bug, and purchased records by Al Hibbler, a vocalist who had a big influence on her singing style. When she was ten she performed at Harlem's Apollo Theater, and despite the enthusiastic reception she received in front of one of the world's toughest audiences, her mother refused to let her go on the road with her uncle, a trumpet player.

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From The Depths Of My...
Blue Note
2011
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The Spice Of Life
Blue Note
2005
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Lookin' for Love
Lookin' for Love
441 Records
2004
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California Soul /...
Blue Note
2004
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Lookin' For Love
Blue Note
2003
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Live in Tokyo
Live in Tokyo
441 Records
2003
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