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Shirley Scott (March 14, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — March 10, 2002) was a hard bop and soul-jazz organist.



She was an admirer of Jimmy Smith and played piano and trumpet before moving to the Hammond organ, her main instrument, though on occasion she still played piano. In the 1950s she became known for her work with saxophone player Eddie Davis, particularly the song "In the Kitchen". She was married to Stanley Turrentine during the 1960s and their musical collaboration was fruitful. In the 1980s she became a jazz educator.

She died of heart failure in 2002 and it is believed this had been hastened by the diet drug fen-phen.

Selected discography


As leader

  • 1958: Shirley's Sounds (Prestige Records) - with George Duvivier, George Tucker, Arthur Edgehill
  • 1958: Workin' (Prestige)
  • 1960: Mucho, Mucho Shirley Scott with The Latin Jazz Quintet, (led by Phil Diaz)
  • 1961: Hip Soul (Prestige)
  • 1961: Shirley Scott plays Horace Silver (Prestige)
  • 1961: Hip Twist (Prestige)
  • 1962: Sweet Soul (Prestige)
  • 1963: The Soul is Willing (Prestige)
  • 1963: Soul Shoutin' (Prestige)
  • 1963: For Members Only (Impulse!)
  • 1964: Great Scott! (Impulse!)
  • 1964: Blue Flames (Prestige)
  • 1964: Everybody Loves a Lover (Impulse!)
  • 1964: Queen of the Organ (Impulse!)
  • 1964: Girl Talk (Impulse!)
  • 1964: The Great Live Sessions (Impulse!)
  • 1965: Latin Shadows (Impulse!)
  • 1966: On a Clear Day (Impulse!)
  • 1966: Plays the Big Bands (Impulse!)
  • 1966: Roll 'Em (Impulse!)
  • 1967: Soul Duo (Impulse!)
  • 1968: Soul Song (Atlantic)
  • 1992: Blues Everywhere (Candid)

With Stanley Turrentine

As sideman

  • 1958: The Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Cookbook Vols. 1&2 (Prestige 7141 & 7161)

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