When Nancy Wilson won her second Grammy Award in 2005 for "Outstanding Vocal Jazz Performance," it capped a great career that began when she was 15 in Columbus, Ohio. In 1961 she embarked on a recording career at Capitol Records that would see her second only to The Beatles in album sales on that label, topping even Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee and the Beach Boys. Two albums "Broadway My Way" and "Hollywood My Way" made her a household name.
Nancy Wilson has never allowed herself to be classified as just a jazz singer. She has worked hard to offer her audience a wide spectrum of songs that include both jazz and the best of American popular music. She has successfully recorded over 40 albums and CDs for both the Capitol and Columbia labels. In 1991, she recorded a very successful CD "With My Lover Beside Me" with Barry Manilow, who wrote music to unpublished lyrics of Johnny Mercer, for her to record, exclusively.
This 1993 evening of singing at the famed Blues Alley in Washington, D.C. was originally intended for A&E's "Biography" but was never released. It is a definitive evening of Nancy's, during which she performs many of her well known songs including her Grammy Award winning "How Glad I Am," "I Have Never Been To Me" and the classic "Guess Who I Saw Today?"
Captured live in 1993, jazz vocalist Nancy Wilson provides a stellar demonstration of her vocal talents on this release. Part of a series designed to promote the superior vocal talents of female singers who emerged in the 20th century, Wilson falls firmly into that pantheon as she performs a variety of songs from throughout her lengthy career.
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