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Nancy Wilson - Hurt So Bad [Capitol Records ST-353] (1969)

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Nancy Wilson


Hurt So Bad

Released: 1969
Label: Capitol Records
Catalog: ST-353
Country: USA
Genre: Jazz, Funk/Soul

T R A C K L I S T:
01 Willie And Laura Mae Jones
02 Let's Make The Most Of A Beautiful Thing
03 You're All I Need To Get By
04 Can't Take My Eyes Off You
05 Hurt So Bad
06 Spinning Wheel
07 Do You Know Why
08 Come Back To Me
09 Ages Ago
10 One Soft Night
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Album Review

Jason Ankeny []

Although Hurt So Bad pairs Nancy Wilson with a hodgepodge of arrangers including Jimmy Jones, Phil Wright, Billy May, and Oliver Nelson, the album is a surprisingly cohesive listen, boasting a soulful, vibrant sound inspired by mainstream pop and R&B. Pop radio also contributes much of the album's material, which spans from a subtly funky rendition of ''Willie and Laura Mae Jones'' to a poignant ''You're All I Need to Get By'' to a dynamic ''Spinning Wheel.'' Still, while Wilson fully invests herself in the songs, she fails to claim them for her own, and the end result is a collection that underscores her versatility but adds little else to her legacy.

Nancy Wilson's Biography

Jason Ankeny []

Like in LoveDiva Nancy Wilson was among contemporary music's most stylish and sultry vocalists; while often crossing over into the pop and R&B markets -- and even hosting her own television variety program -- she remained best known as a jazz performer, renowned for her work alongside figures including Cannonball Adderley and George Shearing. Born February 20, 1937, in Chillicothe, Ohio, Wilson first attracted notice performing the club circuit in nearby Columbus; she quickly earned a growing reputation among jazz players and fans, and she was recording regularly by the late '50s, eventually signing to Capitol and issuing LPs including 1959's Like in Love and Nancy Wilson with Billy May's Orchestra. Her dates with Shearing, including 1960's The Swingin's Mutual, solidified her standing as a talent on the rise, and her subsequent work with Adderley -- arguably her finest recordings -- further cemented her growing fame and reputation.

In the years to follow, however, Wilson often moved away from jazz, much to the chagrin of purists; she made numerous albums, many of them properly categorized as pop and R&B outings, and toured extensively, appearing with everyone from Nat King Cole and Sarah Vaughan to Ruth Brown and LaVern Baker. She even hosted her own Emmy-winning variety series for NBC, The Nancy Wilson Show, and was a frequent guest performer on other programs; hits of the period included ''Tell Me the Truth,'' ''How Glad I Am,'' ''Peace of Mind,'' and ''Now, I'm a Woman.'' Regardless of how far afield she traveled, Wilson always maintained her connections to the jazz world, and in the '80s, she returned to the music with a vengeance, working closely with performers including Hank Jones, Art Farmer, Ramsey Lewis, and Benny Golson. By the 1990s, she was a favorite among the ''new adult contemporary'' market, her style ideally suited to the format's penchant for lush, romantic ballads; she also hosted the Jazz Profiles series on National Public Radio.

Meant to BeIn the early 2000s, Wilson recorded two albums with Ramsey Lewis for Narada (2002's Meant to Be and 2003's Simple Pleasures). Her 2004 album R.S.V.P. (Rare Songs, Very Personal) was a blend of straight-ahead jazz and ballads, similar to her next record, 2006's Turned to Blue, which, like R.S.V.P., used a different instrumentalist for each track. In 2005, Capitol released a three-part series to pay tribute to Wilson's contributions to music in the '50s and '60s: Guess Who I Saw Today: Nancy Wilson Sings Songs of Lost Love, Save Your Love for Me: Nancy Wilson Sings the Great Blues Ballads, and The Great American Songbook. Nancy Wilson died at her home on December 13, 2018 after a long illness.
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