Who Is This Bitch, Anyway? [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
A record as fierce and blunt as its title portends, Who Is This Bitch, Anyway? vaults Marlena Shaw into a brave new world of feminism and funk, updating the sophisticated soul-jazz approach of her previous records to explore a fast-changing musical, political, and sexual landscape. Opening with "You, Me and Ethel," a hilarious satire of the singles bar culture, the album dissects modern romance with uncommon insight and candor, addressing lust ("Feel Like Makin' Love") and loss ("You Been Away Too Long") without pulling any punches. The music is similarly direct and progressive, running the gamut from luminous soul to scorching funk grooves. Not only Shaw's best-selling ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
A record as fierce and blunt as its title portends, Who Is This Bitch, Anyway? vaults Marlena Shaw into a brave new world of feminism and funk, updating the sophisticated soul-jazz approach of her previous records to explore a fast-changing musical, political, and sexual landscape. Opening with "You, Me and Ethel," a hilarious satire of the singles bar culture, the album dissects modern romance with uncommon insight and candor, addressing lust ("Feel Like Makin' Love") and loss ("You Been Away Too Long") without pulling any punches. The music is similarly direct and progressive, running the gamut from luminous soul to scorching funk grooves. Not only Shaw's best-selling Blue Note release, Who Is This Bitch, Anyway? represents her creative apex as well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: Toshiba Emi Japan
  • EAN: 4988006839502
  • Catalog Number: 6701

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Street Walking Woman/You, Me & Ethel (6:20)
  2. 2 You Taught Me How to Speak in Love (3:52)
  3. 3 Davy (5:26)
  4. 4 Feel Like Makin' Love (5:00)
  5. 5 The Lord Giveth and the Lord Taketh Away (1:05)
  6. 6 You Been Away Too Long (3:07)
  7. 7 You (3:45)
  8. 8 Loving You Was Like a Party (4:17)
  9. 9 A Prelude for Rose Marie (1:56)
  10. 10 Rose Marie (Mon Cherie) (4:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marlena Shaw Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Larry Carlton Guitar
Bill Mays Piano
King Errisson Conga
Chuck Rainey Bass, Percussion
David T. Walker Guitar
Jim Gordon Drums
Pattie Brooks Background Vocals
Dennis Budimir Guitar
Chuck Domanico Bass
Benard Ighner Bass, Piano, Flugelhorn
Michael Lang Piano
Harvey Mason Sr. Percussion, Chimes, Drums
Marti McCall Background Vocals
Larry Nash Piano, fender rhodes
Julia Tillman Waters Background Vocals
Maxine Willard Waters Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Dr. George Butler Executive Producer
Benard Ighner Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Dale Oehler Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Byron Olson Arranger
Jules Chaikin Contributor, String Contractor
Lloyd Ziff Art Direction
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