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The Nancy Wilson Show!

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Nancy Wilson's talents shone in many different performing circumstances, but in front of a live audience she really came alive -- singing to the people, to say it simply think of Sammy Davis, Jr.. Unsurprisingly, The Nancy Wilson Show!, recorded at the Cocoanut Grove, is one of her better original LPs. Wilson's approach to performance was quite different from her many excellent contemporaries; instead of emphasizing standards delivered in continual series of vocal jazz interpretations, she sang songs that could be presented as stories, whether they were purely humorous the self-deprecating "Don't Talk, Just Sing," written specifically for her or sarcastic "Guess Who I Saw ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Nancy Wilson's talents shone in many different performing circumstances, but in front of a live audience she really came alive -- singing to the people, to say it simply think of Sammy Davis, Jr.. Unsurprisingly, The Nancy Wilson Show!, recorded at the Cocoanut Grove, is one of her better original LPs. Wilson's approach to performance was quite different from her many excellent contemporaries; instead of emphasizing standards delivered in continual series of vocal jazz interpretations, she sang songs that could be presented as stories, whether they were purely humorous the self-deprecating "Don't Talk, Just Sing," written specifically for her or sarcastic "Guess Who I Saw Today" or more dramatic "You Can Have Him". The close accompaniment by her rhythm section and Freddy Martin's orchestra accentuates the emotions in each song, and it's easy to laugh along with the crowd at such an entertaining performance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/23/2007
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099950157129
  • Catalog Number: 01571
  • Sales rank: 15,291

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nancy Wilson Primary Artist, Vocals
Jim Hall Bass Trombone
Ronnell Bright Piano, Musical Direction
Miles Anderson Trombone
Kenny Dennis Drums
Don Smith Trumpet
Butch Stone Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Buster Williams Bass, Bass Guitar
Jules Vogel Trumpet
Stumpy Brown Tuba, Bass Trombone
Abe Aaron Tenor Saxophone
Bob Davis & Rhythm Jesters Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Bob Clark Trumpet
Ron Smith Trombone
Fred Haller Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Bob Clark Trumpet
Jules Vogel Trumpet
John Newsome Tenor Saxophone
Mickey MacMahon Trumpet
Fred Haller Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Bob Davis Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Johnny Hodges Composer
Harry James Composer
Michael Cuscuna Producer, Audio Production
Duke Ellington Composer
Ron McMaster Remixing
James Gavin Liner Notes
George Jerman Cover Photo
Don George Composer
Dave Cavanaugh Audio Production
Gordon H. Jee Reissue Design
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