Woman Of The Ghetto

Doris Duke

Woman Of The Ghetto

  • Label: Sam
  • Catalogue number: SAM755001RED
  • Format: 7 inch
  • Genres: Funk, Funky Jazz, Rare Grooves, Sister Funk, Soul, Soul Funk
  • Origin: United Kingdom



  1. Woman Of The Ghetto
  2. Woman Of The Ghetto (instrumental)

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Doris Duke's version of Marlena Shaw's seminal, powerful 'Woman Of The Ghetto' originally appeared on her third album 'Woman' in 1975. It's a searing version, Duke's full-bodied and fierce voice adding even more urgency to the searing social commentary embedded in the lyrics. Added to that is the stunning orchestral arrangement, which gets a full instrumental airing on the B side of this reissue from SAM - the soaring strings whip up a rich, cinematic strain of soul with a weighty groove underneath it. The song has never sounded better thanks to some fresh mastering, and it looks great too on red 7".

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