Marlena Shaw - Take A Bite (1979) [2004, Reissue]
R&B, Jazz, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Artwork-300dpi (JPEG) | 37:45 Min | 272,27 Mb
Label: Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (EU) | Released: 2004, May, 24
Marlena Shaw has been a consistently popular soul and jazz artist wordwide for over four decades thanks to anthems like "Woman Of The Ghetto" and "California Soul ". Originally released in 1979, "Take A Bite" was her third and final album for Columbia Records but unlike its predecessors, the first part of the original LP had a specific musical concept and construct. Working with highly successful disco producers Meco Menardo and Tony Bongiovi (with hits by Gloria Gaynor, etc.) and respected musical arranger/producer Harold Wheeler, the first six tracks were created as a non-stop dance music extravaganza, "Suite Seventeen," strung together with a disco reading of Frank Sinatra's "It Was A Very Good Year" and one of Marlena's famous monologues ("I'm A Foster Child").