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Shirley Scott, Queen Of The Organ

A renowned female organist, Scott recorded a number of soul-jazz classics in the late 1950s and 1960s.

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Shirley Scott

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Shirley Scott, "Soul Shoutin"

Although she was an admirer of Jimmy Smith, Shirley Scott found her own sound on the Hammond B-3 and became its most renowned female practioner, recording a number of soul-jazz classics from the late 1950s onward. We’ll hear selections from the many albums that she and husband Stanley Turrentine recorded during the 1960s, as well as collaborations with Eddie Lockjaw Davis and Oliver Nelson, and her rarely-heard 1974 Strata East album One for Me.

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In the Kitchen (excerpt)
Eddie Lockjaw Davis — Cookbook V. 1
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In the Kitchen (excerpt)
Eddie Lockjaw Davis — Cookbook V. 1
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The Soul Is Willing
Shirley Scott — Soul Shoutin'
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Major's Minor
Stanley Turrentine — Never Let Me Go
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Sweet Lorraine
Shirley Scott — Like Cozy
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Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
Shirley Scott — Blue Seven
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T'aint What You Do
Stanley Turrentine — Let It Go
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Rapid Shave
Shirley Scott — Queen of the Organ
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Sophisticated Swing
Shirley Scott/Oliver Nelson — Roll 'Em
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I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You
Shirley Scott — Great Scott
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What Makes Harold Sing?
Shirley Scott — One for Me (LP)
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David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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