Two albums on one CD! First up is Workin – a record that's heavier-duty than Shirley
's other ones on Prestige. The album (which might have been recorded in earlier days), supports a great group on the b-side, which includes Wally Richardson, Ronell Bright, Peck Morrison, and Roy Haynes. The expanded lineup works nicely – and the tracks performed ("Work Song" and "Chapped Chops") are both nice and lively, with guitar providing a nice complement to Shirley
's light style on the keys. Stompin is a mixed bag of tracks that features the organ of Shirley Scott
in a number of different groupings – some with her old time compatriot Eddie Lockjaw Davis, and some with a newer group that includes Wally Richardson on guitar. Titles include "Traveling Light", "From This Moment On", "Down By The Riverside", and "You're My Everything". Oddly, the record also includes 1 track that doesn't even feature Shirley
at all – "This Can't Be Love", which was recorded by Don Patterson with Eddie Lockjaw Davis!
(Out of print. Back artwork has some light wrinkling, but rest is great.)