Marlena Shaw

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by Marlena Shaw

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Marlina Burgess, 22 September 1944, New Rochelle, New York, USA. At the age of 10 Shaw made a modestly successful appearance at the Apollo theatre but her mother ruled against the little girl going on tour with her uncle, trumpeter Jimmy Burgess. She began working in the New Rochelle area, developing into a cocktail lounge-type jazz singer who occasionally ventured onto the soul music charts. Her career moved into a higher gear in 1963, and was discovered by Chess Records in 1966 while singing... Read more

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soul
female vocalists
jazz
funk
jazz vocal
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