Nancy Wilson Is Gone

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Sorry to hear of the passing of Nancy Wilson. She was 81 and died yesterday at her home north of Los Angeles in the California desert community of Pioneertown. The singer achieved fame in the 1960s after Cannonball Adderley heard her in a Columbus, Ohio, club and recommended her to Capitol Records. An album she made with Adderley and his quintet became one of her most popular and has remained so for decades. Nearly as successful was her album with the George Shearing Quintet. For a summary of her career and a stunning latterday photograph of Ms. Wilson performing, see this Associated Press obituary.

Capitol Records, an agent, a manager or a bookkeeper seems to have prohibited the embedding of Ms. Wilson’s videos, so we’re unable to bring you one. To hear hear a track or two from the album with Cannonball Adderley, go here .

Nancy Wilson, RIP.

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