Nancy Wilson

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by Nancy Wilson

Biography

20 February 1937, Chillicothe, Ohio, USA. Wilson began singing in clubs in and around Columbus, Ohio. She attracted attention among jazz musicians, made her first records in 1956, and in the late 50s toured with a band led by Rusty Bryant. At the end of the decade she sang with George Shearing, with whom she recorded, and Cannonball Adderley. It was at Adderley’s insistence that she went to New York, where she was soon signed by Capitol Records. During the next few years Wilson made... Read more

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jazz
female vocalists
soul
vocal jazz
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