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MARLENA SHAW
Marlena Shaw, born 22nd September 1942, New Rochelle, New York, U.S.A.
Beginning as a soul artist on the Bluenote label in the early 1970's, Marlena's 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 Bluenote and it was here that Marlena released "It's Better Than Walkin' Out", which was the first 12" on the Bluenote label.

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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SOULMUSIC RECORDS SPOTLIGHT: MARLENA SHAW
Four classic albums by the legendary MARLENA SHAW all reissued on SoulMusic Records: JUST A MATTER OF TIME Expanded Edition • By the time she recorded JUST A MATTER OF TIME, her final Blue Note album in 1976, Marlena Shaw was a consistent performer, building a strong base among soul and jazz fans thanks to what would become future classics such as “Woman Of The Ghetto” and “California Soul.” • With production by noted New York hitmaker Bert DeCoteaux, JUST A MATTER OF TIME was the fol...
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MARLENA SHAW: JUST A MATTER OF TIME Expanded Edition (SMCR-5103)
Track listing: 1. It's Better Than Walkin' Out 2. Brass Band 3. This Time I'll Be Sweeter 4. Think About Me 5. You And Me 6. ...
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MARLENA SHAW: Who Is This Bitch, Anyway? (SMCR-5066)
• By the early ‘70s, Marlena Shaw had already established herself as a potent live performer and recording artist, thanks to such tunes as “Woman Of T...
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Marlena Shaw: From The Depths Of My Soul (SoulMusic.com)
FROM THE DEPTHS OF MY SOUL is Marlena Shaw’s fourth album which was released on Blue Note records in 1973. It is the second of her five Blue Note rele...
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MARLENA SHAW: From The Depths Of My Soul (SMCR-5027)
• Making its first appearance on CD worldwide, FROM THE DEPTHS OF MY SOUL was the second album on the legendary Blue Note label by jazz-and-soul songs...
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MARLENA SHAW: Take A Bite Expanded Edition (SMCR 5008)
The inimitable Ms. Shaw's classic 1979 Columbia album with bonus tracks of two 12" mixes available for the first time on CD! • MARLENA SHAW has be...
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 Marlena Shaw 2011 CD Reissue Reviews
 Marlena Shaw July 1976 Interview
 Marlena Shaw 1977 Interview
 Marlena Shaw Voice Your Choice With David Nathan
 Marlena Shaw 2001 SoulMusic.com Interview