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Marlena Shaw - The Spice of Life (1969) - New Vinyl Lp 2018 Cadet / UMe Reissue - Soul / Funk


Street Date: 11/2/18

Marlena Shaw's penchant for stylistic variety is certainly evident on this, her sophomore release. Spice of Life ranges from soul and proto-funk to jazz and MOR-hued material. Across this sound spectrum, Shaw is enveloped in unobtrusive yet exciting pop-soul environs, throwing kalimba runs, psych guitar accents, and bongo-fueled organ riffs into the mix.

A1 Woman Of The Ghetto 6:02
A2 Call It Stormy Monday 3:01
A3 Where Can I Go 2:21
A4 I'm Satisfied 2:48
A5 I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free) 3:12
B1 Liberation Conversation 2:03
B2 California Soul 2:59
B3 Go Away Little Boy 2:45
B4 Looking Thru The Eyes Of Love 3:00
B5 Anyone Can Move A Mountain 3:03


  • Arranged By, Producer – Charles Stepney, Richard Evans 
  • Design – Jerry Griffith
  • Engineer [Recording] – Dave Purple, Stu Black
  • Liner Notes – Loonis McGlohon
  • Other [Album Supervision] – Bobby Miller
  • Photography – Bob Crawford


"Recorded at Ter Mar Studio Chicago, Feb. & July, 1969"