February 13, 2008

the spice of life

i was up in milwaukee a couple weeks ago, & on our way to the biggest event on the chinese calander, dg threw on a reggae version of "woman of the ghetto" that reminded me (not that i should need to be reminded) just how fantastic marlena shaw's original recording & subsequent album, the spice of life, are...recorded for chicago's cadet label in 1969, the album showcases shaw's penchant for soul, jazz, funk & even pop music, while powerful arrangements from richard evans & charles stepney give her the opportunity to shine...great, great stuff.

download: marlena shaw - woman of the ghetto
download: marlena shaw - i'm satisfied
download: marlena shaw - california soul

related: here's that reggae version dave was blasting.

download: hortense ellis - woman of the ghetto


Christian said...

California Soul is bangin'. I have to admit that I came to know it from the sample off of Gang Starr's first lp. Classic stuff.

tijuanabsd said...

sampled in adam freeland’s “fear” on tetsuya mizoguchi’s rez, in level 5..

go here and skip to 4:51 to check out what i mean..