Marlena Shaw ‎– Out Of Different Bags (Sealed)

Marlena Shaw Out Of Different Bags
Marlena Shaw Out Of Different Bags


Cover has a corner promo cut, see images

Recorded October, 1967, at Ter Mar Studios, Chicago.

1st pressing have labels with blue background on top fading to a light blue on bottom. Bold “Cadet” logo text on top. Labels states “Mfg. By Chess Producing Corp. Chicago, Il” Back covers have “320 East 21st Street” address.

Marlena Shaw's first-ever album – and while not as all-out righteous as some of her later work, still a really unique record that quickly put Marlena head and shoulders above the rest of the pack! The record's a mix of jazzy vocal numbers and heavier soul tunes – arranged by Richard Evans with a hiply swinging sound that bridges modes nicely – and which offers a deeper, more sophisticated take on the kind of territory explored by Nancy Wilson on Capitol during the 60s. Tunes are a real mix of material, but all transformed nicely in this setting – so that standout session tunes like “Ahmad's Blues”, “I've Gotten Over You”, and “Nothing But Tears” sit very nicely next to more familiar numbers like “Matchmaker Matchmaker”, “Alone Together”, and “The Eyes Of Love”. Also includes a great reading of “Somewhere In The Night”! (Most likely an orange label pressing.

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