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Spanky Wilson & The Quantic Soul Orchestra: I'm Thankful

Read "I'm Thankful" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

In previous musical lives, Spanky Wilson recorded more than half a dozen albums and performed and recorded with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Marvin Gaye, Jimmy Smith and Sammy Davis Jr. The Philadelphia-born and bred musician moved to Los Angeles then in the early 1980s relocated to France, where she spent more than a decade as a jazz singer before returning to LA in 2000.

Upon her return, she was “discovered by multi-instrumentalist and producer Will Holland. Before they ...