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Go Away Little Boy: The Sass & Soul of Marlena Shaw
Marlena Shaw
Go Away Little Boy: The Sass & Soul of Marlena Shaw
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
 
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Marlena Shaw doesn't take no mess. Tough as nails except where it counts, she says what she means and doesn't need to say it twice. Marlena knew what she wanted and stepped forward to get it. Her dusky voice ripened at Col...  more »

      
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All Artists: Marlena Shaw
Title: Go Away Little Boy: The Sass & Soul of Marlena Shaw
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 4/6/1999
Release Date: 4/6/1999
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074646495629, 5099749341623

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Marlena Shaw doesn't take no mess. Tough as nails except where it counts, she says what she means and doesn't need to say it twice. Marlena knew what she wanted and stepped forward to get it. Her dusky voice ripened at Columbia in a songbook that smolders with the embers of old flames. With no nonsense and no niceties, she sings "Go Away Little Boy" for all the men who don't have the courage to satisfy a real W-O-M-A-N. The myth and mystery of Marlena Shaw.

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Strong, sensual and soulful stylings - sassy & powerful
09/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Marlena Shaw is the voice behind the sampled vocals of the Blueboy club hit "Remember Me", which were lifted from her 1960's hit "Woman of the Ghetto". Shaw who still performs today, had a few chart successes in the late 60s through to the late 70s, and it was in this latter part of her career that she released several now out of print albums through Columbia, highlights of which are revived here. She slides easily from cabaret tinged jazz, to pop, soul, and disco, and elements of each of these genres can be experienced through this collection. The set is highlighted by what became her signature tune in live performances, a very personalised rendition of the King/Goffin composition "Go Away Little Boy", in which she really struts her stuff as a woman of substance, who no man is gonna take advantage of. While it is through tracks of similar substance that the sassy power of Shaw's vocal style really shines, she manages to give credibility to a couple of late night disco classics, including a strong reworking of the Diana Ross hit "Touch Me in The Morning"."
TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING, MARLENA!!
Claude Bouchard Jr. | Frederick, MD | 10/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Oh my goodness! Somebody at Columbia finally had the brains to issue the FULL-LENGTH version of Marlena's "Touch Me in The Morning" on CD. Until now, this song was repeatedly cropped and butchered in one way or another for whatever reason. Back in 1987, Columbia issued a various artists classic disco 2-LP set titled "Let's Dance". Liner notes went on and on about how disco had become an oft-disregarded and much-maligned musical form...yet they themselves shortened some of the songs when it was time to issue on CD; they even chopped off almost 2 minutes (count 'em!) from "Touch Me In The Morning". Heresy! It's taken far too long but I'm glad this incredibly superb (and outrageously underrated) song has finally seen justice. Buy this CD, skip to track 14 and I dare you not to feel anything when Marlena sings this hauntingly gorgeous melancholy song."
Two 1979 12" remixes
Constantin Declercq | 10/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Besides "Yu ma/Go away little boy", this awesome collection features two 1979 excellent 12" mixes in Linda Clifford's soulful disco style : "Love dancin'" (7:50) and "Touch me in the morning" (7:15). Until then they were quite impossible to find -even on vinyl."