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SALENA JONES (b. Joan Shaw) A direct descendant of Crazy Horse, the Indian Sioux warrior, Joan Shaw was born in Newport News, Virginia, and began singing in church and school before making her debut on life's bigger stages. As a very young teenager, Joan Shaw`s career began at Manhattan's legendary Harlem Apollo, when she won the amateur night singing "September Song". Joan grew up in New York in the company of musicians who would become the legends: Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Dizzie Gillespie, Bud Powell, Wes Montgomery, Chico Hamilton and Stan Getz - she met all these people, jamming with some of them, and began making demonstration records for artists like Peggy Lee, Brenda Lee and Lena Horne, before getting her own recording contract. Based in New York, with her own "Blues Extra Orchestra", Salena toured widely across the US with "King" Curtis in her band (whom she named), also working with Johnnie Ray, Laverne Baker, Arthur Prysock, and Frankie Lyman. This rhythm`n`blues period was the forerunner to rock`n`roll and looking back, one sees how Joan Shaw is now revered by afficionados of those times. Joan then worked regularly at the famous venues of the Village Vanguard, Minton`s Playhouse and Wells Supper Club

Salena Fascinates

Label: Vine Gate Music
Released: 1982

My Love

Label: Vine Gate Music
Released: 1981

Where Peaceful Waters Flow

Label: Vine Gate Music
Released: 1976

Imagine We Without You

Label: Vine Gate Music
Released: 1975

Salena Jones With The Keith Mansfield Orchestra

Label: Vine Gate Music
Released: 1971

The Moment Of Truth

Label: Vine Gate Music
Released: 1969

Salena Sings Jobim With The Jobims

Label: Vine Gate Music
Released: 0


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