Marlena Shaw: Go Away Little Boy
Go Away Little Boy
Marlena Shaw (vocals)
The Spice Of Life (Verve 467802)
Marlena Shaw (vocals),
other musicians unidentified.
Arranged by Richard Evans & Charles Stepney.
Recorded: Probably Chicago, September 15, 1966
Rating: 87/100 (learn more)
Marlena Shaw can do pop and R&B, but her work with the likes of Howard McGhee and Count Basie provides her with solid jazz credentials. Here she belts out a swinging rendition of “Go Away Little Boy” with the gusto and know-how of a Nancy Wilson or Dinah Washington, obviously inspired by the rocking big band arrangements of Richard Evans & Charles Stepney.
Reviewer: David Franklin