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listen  4. I Wish You Love (2004 Digital Remaster) 2:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
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  • Audio CD (April 20, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • ASIN: B0001XALM8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #159,099 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Nancy's third album for Capitol was something wonderful indeed, pairing the precocious 22-year-old with the steady hand of arranger Billy May! Includes the first rendition of Guess Who I Saw Today , which became her signature tune, plus Stormy Monday; The Great City; What a Little Moonlight Can Do; He's My Guy , and more. First time on CD, 24-bit mastered and that's Ben Webster blowin' on four tracks!

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A great song from one of my favorite singers.
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Most jazz fans looking for a great vocal album won't be disappointed with this one!
JoeyD
'Something Wonderful' reveals a similar gliding tenderness.
Wayne Dawson

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Dawson on September 25, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Nancy Wilson gives the impression of holding back huge amounts of elemental power that can be released and restrained in a flash, depending on a songs emotional weather vane. 'Teach Me Tonight' immediately displays the rich colour of her voice. On 'Guess Who I Saw Today', incredulous wounded innocence melts into resignation over her husbands betrayal. 'Something Wonderful' reveals a similar gliding tenderness. Yet this rich voice can swing hard when the occasion arises as with 'If Dreams Come True'. 'The Great City' is a perfectly expressed, stand alone classic followed by 'He's My Guy', where Ben Webster serenades briefly but beautifully. While no great innovator, Nancy Wilson was a supreme stylist with impeccable taste. These recordings represent a stunning set, special then and all too rare today.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By duce on December 10, 2004
Format: Audio CD
DANG...Nancy Wilson had and still has one of the most unique voices ever. I remember this album was played in my home when I was a small child. I found this on CD and could immediately call to mind all of the lyrics on most of these songs. Her vocals are "CRISP", JAZZY and "FUN" and I don't imagine she was much older than early twenties for this recording. The Big Band sound, "Guess Who I Saw Today"....an absolute classic; "If Dreams Come True"...the horn section is KILLER; "This Time the Dreams On Me"....certain Doris Day hated her; "Something Happens to Me"....the shortest, smoothest song in American History....this is one of the absolute BEST RECORDINGS of the Great Nancy Wilson...EVER!!!

P.S. If you didn't come from this era, you should still buy this one, so you can experience REAL MUSIC with REAL VOCALS.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Coco Pazzo on May 14, 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
An early "classic" Nancy Album. As usual, Nancy's standards are definitive in my opinion. Her phrasing is what vocal jazz is all about. A must for true vocal jazz connoisseurs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mike Tarrani HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on May 5, 2014
Format: Audio CD
This the second album Wilson recorded and it ranks up there among my favorites for a few reasons. First the arrangements are perfectly matched to each song. Billy May downshifted on a few tunes with respect to ensembles, but I think it had more to do with Wilson's approach to each song than anything else. Listen to the sound samples on this page and you will hear what I mean.

My reason for loving this album (indeed Wilson's first four albums) is the choice of material. In some ways this is a continuation of her first album, Like in Love, because the material was well established. Indeed, some of the tracks were the domain of other vocalists, but Wilson took them and made them her own, which is an impressive feat. Two that come to mind are Teach Me Tonight, which Dinah Washington defined and What a Little Moonlight Can Do, which was a throwaway that Billie Holiday transformed into a hit. Regardless, Wilson did both of those songs justice and laid claim to Guess Who I Saw Today which would forever be associated with her.

The personnel backing her were even wiser choices than the song list. For one, Ben Webster's tenor sax is strategically used on four tracks. He was known for two things: a big, virile sound on solos and the ability to deliver ballads with a sensitivity and tenderness that brimmed with emotion. That was what made him perfect on this album. I also loved Justin Gordon on flute and Jack Marshall on guitar because they, too, augmented Wilson's vocals in key places. Of course the remainder of the ensemble read like a who's who of West Coast musicians and if anyone if interested in the full personnel list I will include it in comments. I usually weave them into reviews, but here I want to focus on the few reasons why I love the album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JoeyD on May 17, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Those gorgeous, big, brown eyes, that perfect, hour-glass figure (what a dress she's wearing on the album cover! It might even trump that beautiful yellow one she wore on the cover of the Cannonball album), that dazzling smile, and most importantly that VOICE... that lovely, luring voice of an angel. I don't know about the rest of you, but I am in love with this woman. I just broke the news to my wife last night while we were listening to this sensational recording. However, she just rolled her eyes, shook her head, and then told me to turn up the volume.

If you like Nancy, then you will love this classic 1960 recording (her second album). This recording truly is worthy of a five-star rating. It's easy to make this statement when not only do we have our young Ms. Wilson singing seductively ('Teach Me Tonight'), playfully ('I'm Gonna Laugh You Out Of My Life'), mournfully ('Guess Who I Saw Today'), enthusiastically ('What A Little Moonlight Can Do'), and sultry ('He's My Guy'), but on top of that we have the legendary Ben Webster backing her up on tenor sax. He plays that sax subdued, yet steamy, serene, and so, so smoooooooooothly. Also, turning in terrific performances in supportings roles, are Jack Marshall (guitar), Joe Comfort (bass) and Shelly Manne (drums). And if that is not enough, to top it all off, the album is arranged by the great and jovial Billy May. The bottom line, Billy May worked with the best of them - Sinatra, Lady Ella, Nat 'King' Cole, Mel Torme, et al... and I personally believe that some of Nancy's finest work was done when Billy May was leading the way. Bottom line, this is some great stuff!

This is definitely one of her best efforts and easily one of my top three favorites from Nancy Wilson. Most jazz fans looking for a great vocal album won't be disappointed with this one! And that gorgeous picture of her on the album cover is almost worth ten dollars alone! Enjoy.
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