Yesterday's Love Songs/Today's Blues

Yesterday's Love Songs/Today's Blues

by Nancy Wilson
     
 

Originally released in December of 1963, Yesterday's Love Songs/Today's Blues was the eighth in a long series of albums Nancy Wilson was to make for Capitol Records over a period of 20 years. During that time, she became one of the label's most artistically and commercially successful artists. The album was also made during the time when major recording…  See more details below

Overview

Originally released in December of 1963, Yesterday's Love Songs/Today's Blues was the eighth in a long series of albums Nancy Wilson was to make for Capitol Records over a period of 20 years. During that time, she became one of the label's most artistically and commercially successful artists. The album was also made during the time when major recording companies were turning out sessions featuring black female singers with a gospel and/or blues background, singing standards and pop hits backed by a large orchestra, usually with strings. Columbia Records had Aretha Franklin, Everest used Gloria Lynne, and Capitol, Nancy Wilson. Here, teamed with the Gerald Wilson Orchestra and his arrangements, Wilson wends her way through 17 standards and traditional pop songs with a good balance between ballads and up-tempo numbers. Wilson's aggregation is loaded with many of the day's top West Coast players. Trumpeters Al Porcino and Carmell Jones are especially prominent, with Jones soloing on "The Song Is You." Harold Land's tenor provides the backdrop for "Satin Doll." On the last four tracks, Wilson is accompanied by just a rhythm section featuring Wild Bill Davis on organ and Joe Pass on guitar. Wilson and Davis combine to do a swinging R&B-tinged "West Coast Blues" and "My Sweet Thing," the album's highlights. In between these two cuts is the cloying "Tell Me the Truth," originally issued on a 45 EP and aimed at the female teenaged market of the time.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/21/1991
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0077779626526
catalogNumber:
96265

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nancy Wilson   Primary Artist,Vocals
Paul Horn   Reeds,Alto Saxophone
Carmell Jones   Trumpet
Harold Land   Reeds,Tenor Saxophone
Joe Pass   Guitar
Jack Wilson   Piano
Wild Bill Davis   Organ
Felix Slatkin   Strings,Violin
Porcino   Trumpet
Israel Baker   Strings,Violin
Thelma Beach   Strings,Violin
Jules Chaiken   Trumpet
Kenny Dennis   Drums
Alvin Dinkin   Viola
Bonnie Douglas   Strings,Violin
Bob Edmondson   Trombone
Teddy Edwards   Reeds,Tenor Saxophone
Jacques Gasselin   Strings,Violin
James Getzoff   Strings,Violin
Anne Goodman   Cello
Freddie Hill   Trumpet
Edgar Lustgarten   Cello
Joe Maini   Reeds
Virginia Majewski   Viola
George Poole   Cello
Lou Raderman   Strings,Violin
Lester Robertson   Trombone
Paul Robyn   Viola
Kenny Shroyer   Bass,Trombone,Bass Trombone
Paul Shure   Strings,Violin
Marshall Sosson   Strings,Violin
Gerald Vinci   Violin
Jimmy Bond   Bass
Eleanor Slatkin   Strings,Violin
Stanley Harris   Viola
Jules Chaikin   Trumpet
Gerald Winci   Strings
Don Ruffell   Reeds,Baritone Saxophone
Ann Goodman   Cello
John Ewing   Trombone

Technical Credits

Gerald Wilson   Arranger
Malcolm Addey   Remixing
Michael Cuscuna   Producer,Reissue Producer
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Tom Morgan   Producer
Gerald Wilson Orchestra   Contributor
Franko Caligiuri   Art Direction

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