Soul & Funk
MARLENA SHAW. Born: Sept 22, 1942 in New York, USA. Jazz, Blues & Soul singer who began her singing career in the 1960s and is still singing today. Her music has often been sampled in hip hop music, and used in television commercials. Shaw began to make singing appearances in jazz clubs whenever she could spare the time. Shaw still performs and records today, in 2001 & 2007 she was one of the performers at the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands.
Before he and his band conquered the universe, Sly Stone was one of the most popular DJs in the Bay Area. The alumnus of the Chris Borden School of Modern Radio Technique and former staff producer for Autumn Records worked as a disc jockey during the mid-‘60s, moving from San Francisco’s KSOL to Oakland’s KDIA (“Boss Soul Radio”). In 1966, when he was leading Sly and the Stoners, Stone’s day job was cueing up singles at 1450 AM, and he was still reading the weather report in 1967........