11 January 2009

SHIRLEY SCOTT - LATIN SHADOWS













Shirley Scott for Impulse from 1965.
Reposted from OIR August 2006.
A lovely piece of organ led loungecore jazz arranged and conducted by Gary McFarland with Bob Thiele on prodction duties from 1965 on Impulse.Our girl Shirl (she was married to Stanley Turrentine from 61-71)is on B3 supported by McFarland,Bob Cranshaw,Willie Rodrigues,Mel Lewis and Jim Raney who are also joined by a string section on some cuts.This album features the insanely catchy "Hanky Panky"and a great version of "Soul Sauce".
This is what dusty groove had to say about it:
A great album from Shirley Scott - with some excellent arrangements by Gary McFarland! We've always felt that Shirley plays best when she's not leading the group -- when someone else is handling the arrangements, so that she can groove mightily on her own -- and this album is a perfect illustration of that fact! The album has a sparkling bossa and 60s groove finish -- similar to McFarland's albums for Verve at the time -- and Shirley's light touch on the Hammond really makes the whole thing dance nicely! Tracks include a sweet version of "Soul Sauce", plus covers like "Can't Get Over the Bossa Nova", "Downtown", and "Dreamsville". Also includes "Latin Shadows", a great original by McFarland.

16 comments:

bacoso said...

320 original vinyl rip:
http://rapidshare.com/files/171242888/Shirley_Scott.rar

pretoria said...

Thank You Bacoso!

Simon666 said...

How great are the strings on the title track ??? :)

daytime lovers said...

This is really nice. Much different than other Shirley Scott LP's I've heard.

Thanks!

HMK said...

That's just pure Hammond B3 sweetness!

Gracias,

HMK

Art Simon said...

I love Shirley Scott. My favorite is still the one with Harold Vick "One for Me" but it's all good. It brings back memories, my dad had a B3 and listened to Shirley Scott, though her best albums were unknown to me then. Thanks!

Mr B said...

MONSTER !! KILLER !! THANKS THANKS THANKS THANKS THANKS THANKS THANKS THANKS

avocado kid said...

awwwwright!

Andy said...

Many thanks Bacoso,a great album.Shirley Scott does it for me.

a real mf said...

thanks for this one, love shirley!!!!

winton tostello said...

thank u mister again....

cheeba said...

Thanks Bacoso! Been on a bit of a Shirley Scott kick lately and this is a good 'un. As you said, on the loungey tip and McFarland has some sweet arrangements as usual. Dig her scattin' on Soul Sauce! Great write up too, you distilled the set's spirit quite nicely.

Bob said...

Lovely. I have some of Shirley's straight ahead jazz, so this relaxed & classy pop thing is a nice change of pace.

OldHippieRick said...

Thanks again super Lp

cml archie said...

many thanks

rm said...

thank you very much