Marlena Shaw & Ya Boy – California Soul

I find movies a great source for finding new and interesting music or even rediscovering old classics. I found an old gem that has been remixed in the movie “The Lincoln Lawyer”.  “California Soul” is a pop-soul tune originally released as a single by American pop quintet The Fifth Dimension in late 1968. It was also covered by Motown vocal duo Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell the next year and was the duo’s last single together when released in early 1970.  In 1969 Bluenote singer Marlena Shaw also did a version of the song which has been remixed with Ya Boy to create an updated version of “California Soul” and it is the song of the week.

Also check the other older versions of California Soul from Marlena Shaw, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell and the Fifth Dimension.

If you like what you hear from Marlena Shaw go on iTunes and check out her repertoire, there are lot’s of good songs to choose from.

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