Personnel: Shirley Scott (vocals, organ); Jerome Graff, Lillian Clark (vocals); Barry Galbraith (guitar); Jimmy Cobb , Otis Candy Finch, Ed Shaughnessy (drums); Johnny Pacheco, Osie Johnson, Willie Rodriguez (percussion).
Liner Note Authors: George Hoefer; Del Shields.
Recording information: New York City (05/14/1964); New York City (05/20/1964); New York City (08/22/1963); New York City (08/24/1963).
Photographers: Bob Ghiraldini; Charles Stewart .
During the 1960's, Shirley Scott's Impulse albums were often split between big band selections (with orchestras arranged by Oliver Nelson) and trio features. This CD reissue from 1989 includes all of the contents from two of Scott's better Impulse albums, Great Scott and For Members Only. In general the eight trio numbers are the most rewarding performances on the disc since the material is fairly superior while the big band tracks emphasize then-current show and movie tunes. Overall this generous CD gives one a good overview of Shirley Scott's playing talents. ~ Scott Yanow
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