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Wilson, Nancy - Something Wonderful.

Wilson, Nancy - Something Wonderful.

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Capitol ST 1440 made in USA, with original inner sleeve. Vinyl EX. Cover VG++.

Nancy Wilson was only 23 years old when this superb album was recorded, yet her soulful, distinctive alto voice sounds as seasoned and sensitive to nuance as a singer twice her age. Overshadowed by the simultaneous release of THE SWINGIN'S MUTUAL (one of Wilson's most popular jazz recordings), and overlooked in her subsequent move to the pop and R&B markets, SOMETHING WONDERFUL is a quintessential slice of Wilson's early--and arguably most significant--work. There is a laid-back, subtle swing to the orchestral work here (courtesy of celebrated big-band arranger Billy May), and Wilson's readings of the tunes are never overpowered by bombastic playing. Even better is the inclusion of several small-ensemble cuts--like the gently grooving "I Wish You Love," and the heartbreaking story-song "Guess Who I Saw Today"--which feature Ben Webster on tenor and Jack Marshall on guitar. Through all of this, of course, Wilson's charming, seemingly off-handed delivery and blues-steeped timbre make each tune float and shimmy with grace.


A1. Teach Me Tonight 2:48
A2. This Time The Dream's On Me 2:17
A3. I'm Gonna Laugh You Out Of My Life 2:33
A4. I Wish You Love 1:58
A5. Guess Who I Saw Today 3:23
A6. If Dreams Come True 1:41
B1. What A Little Moonlight Can Do 2:25
B2. The Great City 2:38
B3. He's My Guy 2:27
B4. Something Happens To Me 1:55
B5. Call It Stormy Monday 2:25
B6. Something Wonderful Happens 2:42

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