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Listen and Buy Shirley Brown's Intimate Storm


Shirley Brown began singing in a St. Louis church in at the age of 10. By the time she’d reached her late teens, Shirley’s growing reputation as a powerful soloist resulted in a local label’s offer to record her as a soul singer. Her debut discs caught the attention of Albert King who got her a deal with Stax Records in Memphis. Her very first Stax release, “Woman to Woman,” quickly became a massive hit in 1975, and was actually the last hit for the Stax label. In fact, sales from Shirley’s Grammy nominated smash delayed Stax’s bankruptcy for several months.  

After Stax’s demise, Shirley was one of Clive Davis’s first signings to his new company, Arista Records. However, her Arista releases met with disappointing sales, as did her output for her next label, 20th Century. After a few years in the wilderness, Shirley signed with Malaco Records and has since enjoyed respectable if not spectacular success.

‘Intimate Storm’ was produced and written by Homer Banks and Chuck Brooks for their Soundtown label in 1984, spawning four R&B chart songs, including "This Used To Be Your House," which cracked the Top 40. LocoBop’s resurrection of this great album highlights Shirley’s inimitable voice performing eight wonderfully soulful songs.

Highlights: THIS LOVE, THIS USED TO BE YOUR HOUSE, and LEAVE THE BRIDGES STANDING.

 
 
 
 

BOYFRIEND
 

I DON’T PLAY THAT

LOOKING FOR THE REAL THING

THIS LOVE

I’M UP TO NO GOOD

LOVE FEVER

THIS USED TO BE YOUR HOUSE

LEAVE THE BRIDGES STANDING

 
 

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