Posted on: April 21, 2009 Posted by: anfnewsacct Comments: 3

Madjack Records announces the release of Little Red, a new CD/LP from the powerhouse Memphis soul singer Susan Marshall, on April 28, 2009. Recorded during several trips between Memphis and London by Jeff Powell (Afghan Whigs, Primal Scream and Bob Dylan) and Henry Olson (Primal Scream, Beth Orton, and Nico), Little Red further solidifies the often overlooked connection between the soul music of Memphis and the club scene of London. Celebrated author Robert Gordon (It Came From Memphis) writes in the liner notes that “the album conjures Memphis of the 60’s and 70’s while rooted solidly in the present day.”

For her third solo release, the critically acclaimed Marshall teams with Lucinda Williams for a duet of “Don’t Let Me Down,” calls on singer Greg Dulli to back her on “Femme Fatale,” and scores a guest appearance from Al Green’s legendary sideman Teenie Hodges for “Oh My Soul.”

Ms. Marshall may not be a household name just yet, however she is highly regarded amongst the industry for her work with the likes of Cat Power, The Afghan Whigs, Lenny Kravitz, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Primal Scream and Lucinda Williams. Just this last year Susan, recorded vocals for Lucinda’s new CD Little Honey, was featured on Maynard James Keenan’s Puscifer disc, sang on Solomon Burke’s new album, wrote a song on Katherine McPhee’s debut CD, sang all over Australian Idol Guy Sebastian’s record and contributed vocals to the soundtrack for the Denzel Washington movie The Great Debaters. In February Susan was called to sing for a Klaus Voormann (Pastic Ono Band, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band) project. Marshall is also being honored this month by the Memphis and Shelby County Music Commission “for her unyielding support and contribution to Memphis Music.”

Susan Marshall’s live performances are often described by those who have seen her in legendary terms. During a Gram Parsons Tribute concert performed at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles , Ms. Marshall infamously brought the house down in the midst of performances by greats such as Keith Richards, Norah Jones, Steve Earle, and My Morning Jacket’s Jim James. In addition to Rolling Stone giving her the “spine-chill -award”, Uncut magazine called Marshall a “show-stealer… whose mind-boggling ‘Do Right Woman’ had the audience of nearly 5000 on their feet.” LA City Beat’s Chris Morris has aptly described Susan Marshall as “a wide, loud, red-headed mama who’s a stroke of heavy weather her own self.”

Little Red follows 2002’s Honey Mouth and 2005’s Firefly and will be available in stores along with online outlets on April 28, 2009. You can also find Ms. Marshall online at and view a clip of Susan performing with Lucinda Williams at

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  1. Susan Marshall has a beautiful voice!! Would love to have her in my CD collection… though I will have to import because I am from Australia!

  2. I’ve been a fan of Ms. Susan Marshall for over 15 years now and there hasn’t been a time where she’s opened her mouth to sing when I didn’t get goose bumps! As a co-producer of the Gram Parsons Tribute shows I can tell you that Polly (Parsons) and I knew that her presence at our event was “mandatory” and that the soul she brought to those shows would be unmeasurable! She indeed brought the house down and continues to do so whenever she takes the stage. Thank you for spreading the word on Little Red… a MUST HAVE for your record collection if you LOVE music … PERIOD.

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