Yesterday's Love Songs/Today's Blues

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All Music Guide - Dave Nathan
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Dave Nathan
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/1991
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 077779626526
  • Catalog Number: 96265
  • Sales rank: 9,879

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
Al 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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