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Marlena Shaw

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Marlena Shaw
Shaw in 1967
Shaw in 1967
Background information
Birth nameMarlina Burgess
Born(1942-09-22)September 22, 1942
New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
DiedJanuary 19, 2024(2024-01-19) (aged 81)
GenresR&B, jazz, blues, soul, disco
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active1967–2024
LabelsCadet, Blue Note, Verve

Marlena Shaw (born Marlina Burgess, September 22, 1942 – January 19, 2024) was an American jazz, R&B,[1] blues, and soul singer.

Shaw died on January 19, 2024, at the age of 81.[2]


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  1. Haring, Bruce (January 20, 2024). "Marlena Shaw Dies: Jazz/R&B Singer for Sampling Staple 'California Soul' Was 81". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 23, 2024.
  2. Delaney, By Zoe; Updated (2024-01-20). "California Soul singer Marlena Shaw dies as fans pay tribute to jazz legend". The Mirror. Retrieved 2024-01-20.