This month DJ Moogaloo has really pulled out all the stops and compiled a superb series of mixes themed around female jazz singers making soul records. This is one of our favourite subjects and you’ll hear many of these records played at RPM regularly.
Here is another between the gaps genre, when great female jazz singers get groovy, some just dabble with the odd track, or LP and others like Marlena Shaw sit right in the middle of the two. They do end up with a unique quality soulful sound, often with scatting.
Here are the links for Parts 1 and 2; Part 3 is in the works too, you lucky people!
Soul Flavoured Jazz Divas
Night Owl – Cleo Laine
Save Me – Nina Simone
Get Ready – Ella Fitzgerald
Woman Of The Ghetto – Marlena Shaw
Compared To What – Della Reese
Inner City Blues – Sarah Vaughan
Let’s Wade In The Water – Marlena Shaw
Hey Jude – Ella Fitzgerald
Funkier Than A Mosquito’S Tweeter – Nina Simone
Aquarius- Cleo Laine
Sunshine Of Your Love – Ella Fitzgerald
My Love’s A Monster- Clea Bradford
Right Now – Salena Jones
Liberation Conversation – Marlena Shaw
Willie And Laura May Jones – The New Zealand Jazz Orchestra
Catch A Robber The Toe – Sylvia Mcneil
It Was A Very Good Year – Della Reese
Ain’t Got No; I Got Life – Nina Simone
California Soul – Marlena Shaw