New CD. Penny Goodwin grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin singing in church with Al Jarreau, doing
weddings, talent competitions and bar mitzvahs. When she left school she started singing in
popular mob run clubs such as Alfie’s, Sardino’s, and King’s Four graduating to clubs in
Chicago and Caesar’s Palace in Vegas. Despite her huge talent only this one studio LP exists, a
mix of covers by Marvin Gaye, Gill Scott Heron plus original songs by herself and manager Sy
Lefco. The LP also featuring strings by members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and jazz
guitar legend Phil Upchurch. One of the great american jazz vocal LP’s by Milwaukee’s unsung
queen of jazz.