Shirley Scott was the first lady of the jazz organ. On "Soul Song" her organ playing is perfectly complemented by that of some great sidemen: Stanley Turrentine, Eric Gale, and Bernard Purdie. Her album is paired with one by Yusef Lateef. A multi-instrumentalist and musicologist, Lateef stretched the boundaries of jazz and created albums like this, which are filled with what today is known as "world music."
2 LPs on 1 CD: SOUL SONG (1969)/THE DIVERSE YUSEF LATEEF (1970).
Includes liner notes by Bernard Drayton and Saeeda Lateef.
SHIRLEY SCOTT-SOUL SONG:
Personnel: Shirley Scott (vocals, organ); Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone); Eric Gale (guitar); Roland Martinez, Bob Cranshaw (electric bass); Specs Powell, Bernard Purdie, Ray Lucas (drums).
Engineers: Adrian Barber, Paul Goodman.
Originally released on Atlantic (1515).
YUSEF LATEEF-THE DIVERSE YUSEF LATEEF:
Personnel: Yusef Lateef (tenor saxophone, flute, bamboo, Chinese globular & Chinese Buddhist flutes, tamboura, Chinese cymbals, kulin tang); William Fischer (conductor); Roy Brooks (shofar, drums, congas, Chinese gong); Selwart Clarke, Jesse James Tryon (violin); Alfred Brown (viola); Kermit Moore (cello); Hugh Lawson (piano, Indian bells); Richard Tee (piano); Cecil McBee (acoustic bass); Chuck Rainey (electric bass); Bernard Purdie (drums, timbales); Ray Barretto (congas); The Sweet Inspirations (background vocals).
Engineers: Bob Liftin, Adrian Barber.
Recorded at Regent Sound Studios and Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, New York. Originally released on Atlantic (1548).
Personnel: Yusef Lateef (flute, bamboo flute, tenor saxophone, tambourine); Selwart Clarke (violin); Alfred Brown (viola); Kermit Moore (cello); Roy Brooks (shofar, drums, congas, Chinese gong); Richard Tee (piano); Chuck Rainey, Cecil McBee (acoustic bass); Bernard "Pretty" Purdie (drums, timbales).
Liner Note Authors: Bernard Drayton; Saeeda Lateef.
Recording information: Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY; Regent Sound Studios.