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Thread started 12/13/18 10:53pm

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Jazz Singer Nancy Wilson dies at 81

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/obituaries/nancy-wilson-dead-jazz-singer.html

Nancy Wilson Dies at 81; Jazz Singer Who Turned Songs Into Stories

Nancy Wilson, whose skilled and flexible approach to singing provided a key bridge between the sophisticated jazz-pop vocalists of the 1950s and the powerhouse pop-soul singers of the 1960s and ’70s, died Thursday at her home in Pioneertown, Calif. She was 81.

Ms. Wilson’s death, which came after a long illness, was confirmed by her manager, Devra Hall Levy.

In her long and celebrated career, Ms. Wilson performed American standards, jazz ballads, Broadway show tunes, R&B torch songs and middle-of-the-road pop pieces, all delivered with a heightened sense of a song’s narrative.

“I have a gift for telling stories, making them seem larger than life,” she told The Los Angeles Times in 1993. “I love the vignette, the plays within the song.”

Some of Ms. Wilson’s best-known recordings told tales of heartbreak, with attitude. A forerunner of the modern female empowerment singer, with the brassy inflections and biting inflections to fuel it, Ms. Wilson could infuse even the saddest song with a sense of strength.

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Reply #1 posted 12/13/18 11:02pm

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"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #2 posted 12/14/18 12:23am

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Reply #3 posted 12/14/18 1:19am

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oh man, I just loved that warm velvet voice, truly uniqe RIP rose

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Reply #4 posted 12/14/18 1:21am

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two of my all time faves


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Reply #5 posted 12/14/18 8:06am

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What a wonderful voice we have lost. Her legacy is as rich as her voice.

She had some of the best renditions of Christmas songs ever.


Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

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Reply #6 posted 12/14/18 8:07am

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My absolute favorite song from her, from the legendary album Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley


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Reply #7 posted 12/14/18 8:32am

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I have been a huge Nancy Wilson fan since 1989 with her "A Lady With A Song" CD, which is one of my favorite albums of all time. This woman was truly a song stylist. Miss Wilson bought elegance, style and grace to every song she recorded. RIP Nancy.

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
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Reply #8 posted 12/14/18 11:51am

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Rest In Peace 🍃🌺🍃 🕊
I'll ♥️ "LemonDrop" 2DN 💋 your "Sugar"
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Reply #9 posted 12/14/18 7:39pm

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one of the GREAT WONDERFUL VOICES..
(favorite songs):
*green dolphin street
*WAVE
*Guess Who I Saw Today?
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*... "ive always said, that if you have to ask for something more than once or twice, it wasnt yours in the first place"...*
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Reply #10 posted 12/14/18 8:20pm

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RIP queen angel pray

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #11 posted 12/14/18 9:40pm

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R.I.P., Fancy Nancy. I was a Jr. in H.S. and saw the front cover of "Take My Love" in 1980 at Strawberries Records & Tapes in Harvard Square. I was instantly captivated by the warmth; the red sequin dress, the velvet couch (back cover) the low glowing lamp behind her sophisticated poise and grace and bought it. My father told me that she was "around when" he was in the Air Force in the Late 50's. Here we were 20 yrs later and I was wondering if it was the same Nancy Wilson. My Dad confirmed that it was. To this day, I STILL CAN'T get enough of "The Sadness In My Eyes," (MASTERpiece!!!!) "Let's Hold On To Love" or "I Loved You All The Time." Listening to an older woman teach me about love was a revelation in itself. Natalie Cole and Minnie Riperton did the same 4 me. To have my "Take My Love" album autographed by her at a concert in Boston (1998) still has me floating on a cloud! She's mesmerizing and SOOOOOO classy. An absolute LADY. They don't make 'em like her anymore. My other faves include "With My Lover Beside Me," "Love, Nancy" and "Music On My Mind." God bless her family. Thanks 4 all the great tunes over the years, Momma! <3

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Reply #12 posted 12/17/18 12:52pm

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I had a love hate relationship with Nancy Wilson, singing. Sometimes she would sing like a hummingbird and sometimes Ms. Wilson could strangle a song. lol At the end I came to accept the singles or albums she made and disregard those I disliked.




For several years Ms. Wilson hosted a profile of Jazz musicians on NPR. When Chicago had a smooth Jazz radio station Ms. Wilson and Ramsey Louis hosted a "pure" jazz programm Saturday night's. Once Ramsey Louis played an ablum for Mr. Wislon singing live, it was a pure delight. I'd like to own but I've never been able to fing it.

God speed and R.I.P Ms. Wilson.

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Reply #13 posted 12/18/18 1:45pm

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Year of Return 2019
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Reply #14 posted 12/19/18 3:30pm

mrwiggles

Gonna have to fire up the old episode of MacGarrett where she guest starred.
RIP
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Reply #15 posted 12/20/18 7:26pm

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TD3 said:

I had a love hate relationship with Nancy Wilson, singing. Sometimes she would sing like a hummingbird and sometimes Ms. Wilson could strangle a song. lol At the end I came to accept the singles or albums she made and disregard those I disliked.




For several years Ms. Wilson hosted a profile of Jazz musicians on NPR. When Chicago had a smooth Jazz radio station Ms. Wilson and Ramsey Louis hosted a "pure" jazz programm Saturday night's. Once Ramsey Louis played an ablum for Mr. Wislon singing live, it was a pure delight. I'd like to own but I've never been able to fing it.

God speed and R.I.P Ms. Wilson.

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Reply #16 posted 12/21/18 7:31pm

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whitechocolatebrotha said:

TD3 said:

I had a love hate relationship with Nancy Wilson, singing. Sometimes she would sing like a hummingbird and sometimes Ms. Wilson could strangle a song. lol At the end I came to accept the singles or albums she made and disregard those I disliked.




For several years Ms. Wilson hosted a profile of Jazz musicians on NPR. When Chicago had a smooth Jazz radio station Ms. Wilson and Ramsey Louis hosted a "pure" jazz programm Saturday night's. Once Ramsey Louis played an ablum for Mr. Wislon singing live, it was a pure delight. I'd like to own but I've never been able to fing it.

God speed and R.I.P Ms. Wilson.

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Me too. Some things made me cringe, and others filled me with absolute ecstacy! "The Sadness In My Eyes" from "Take My Love" is BREATHtaking! <3

Hungry? Just look in the mirror and get fed up.
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Reply #17 posted 12/29/18 9:48am

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That was one hot old lady.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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