Marlena Shaw Live at Montreux

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Marlena Shaw Live at Montreux
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Live album by Marlena Shaw
Released 1973
Recorded July 5, 1973
Genre Jazz
Length 34:08
Label Blue Note
Producer Dr. George Butler
Marlena Shaw chronology
From the Depths of My Soul
Marlena Shaw Live at Montreux
Who Is This Bitch, Anyway?
Cookin' with Blue Note at Montreux cover
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Marlena Shaw Live at Montreux (also released as Marlena Shaw Live: Cookin' with Blue Note at Montreux) is a live album by American vocalist Marlena Shaw recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1973 and released on the Blue Note label.[1] Shaw's introduction to the track "Woman of the Ghetto" was sampled for St. Germain's album Tourist (2000), Blue Boy's "Remember Me" (1996), Ghostface Killah's song "Ghetto" (2010), and Spanish hip hop group Violadores del Verso in their song "Balantains".


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 2 stars and stated "it features the R&Bish singer Marlena Shaw in a more spontaneous setting than usual with a trio led by pianist George Gaffney at the 1973 Montreux Jazz Festival. It is not too surprising that Shaw found her greatest successes in pop/soul music for the stylized way that she bends nearly every note and overplays the lyrics (not much subtlety here) fits that idiom quite well".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Show Has Begun" (Horace Silver) - 4:48
  2. "The Song Is You" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) - 2:20
  3. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (Stevie Wonder) - 4:26
  4. "Twisted" (Wardell Gray, Annie Ross) - 3:48
  5. "But for Now" (Bob Dorough) - 4:23
  6. "Save the Children" (Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye) - 4:24
  7. "Woman of the Ghetto" (Richard Evans, Bobby Miller, Marlena Shaw) - 9:59
  • Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland on July 5, 1973.



  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed January 24, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed January 24, 2011