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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.

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.

Watch Shirley Scott performing live in 1976 with saxophonist Harold Vick:

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