10 track 'A' list

A regularly updated playlist - 10 newly released tracks on our radar. Cyrille Aimée, pictured. Photo via Whirlwind on Bandcamp

Published: 20 Jan 2024. Updated: 15 hours.

  • A regularly updated playlist - 10 newly released tracks on our radar. Cyrille Aimée, pictured. Photo via Whirlwind on Bandcamp

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Marlena Shaw dies at the age of 81

Soul and jazz singer Marlena Shaw has died at the age of 81, her death confirmed by Shaw's daughter on her Facebook page. Famed for her much sampled version of Ashford and Simpson's ‘California Soul’ on her 1969 album The Spice of Life, Shaw was …

Published: 20 Jan 2024. Updated: 39 days.

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Soul and jazz singer Marlena Shaw has died at the age of 81, her death confirmed by Shaw's daughter on her Facebook page. Famed for her much sampled version of Ashford and Simpson's ‘California Soul’ on her 1969 album The Spice of Life, Shaw was born in New York State and signed to Chess Records in 1966 remaining a recording artist for decades. She was a frequent visitor to UK clubs, particularly London's Jazz Cafe and Ronnie Scott's. RIP