Honorato de Balzac 1 proclaims that in the beginning of every great fortune is a crime. Also in the beginning of all aesthetic. Crooks and troublemakers have been the subject par excellence of the arts. The more friends Sanson shipped or Achilles, stayed in the most beautiful statues. The legends are a handbook of all the crimes that were committed with the weapons of the Bronze Age. I do not speak of the sacred books, because they exceed the average punishable by page. The only way that murderers do not treat art as an offense is to elevate the crime to the category of art. Nancy won the fifteen years, a competition for new talent in Columbus, a city close to its origin. The award was his own television show, Skyline Melodies, delivered twice a week. Soon joined Rusty Bryant’s band at Club Carolyn, who was between 1956 and 1958 singing the Midwest and Canada, but also sang with other bands that asked for their performances in local clubs. After being impressed one night, Cannonball Adderley invite them to join your group and go to New York. In 1959, thanks to her manager John Levy and the recommendation of George Shearing signed with Capitol Records.
His successful 1960 album with Sheraring, The Mutual is Swingi’n! Consolidates its contract with Capitol. 1961 A simple, “Guess Who I Saw Today,” became a success on radio and in jazz juke box full of black urban America. A disc with its discoverer, Nancy Wilson / Cannonball Adderley, came to the place on top of jazz in 1962, especially with the theme “Save Your Love For Me.” He also paid tribute to one of their heroes, Little Jimmy Scott, with a version of “When Did You Leave Heaven.”
The two discs that were crucial to the popularity of Nancy were Broadway and Hollywood My Way My Way, both of 1963.
After appearing on television several times, NBC gave him his own program The Nancy Wilson Show, which won an Emmy for its 1967-1968 season. He has also acted in shows like the Andy Williams Show, The Carol Burnett Show and The Flip Wilson Show, and television series as an actor: I Spy, Room 222, Hawaii Five-O, Police Story, The Cosby Show, New York Undercover and Moesha and The Parkers.
After many years with Capitol, during many of which were surpassed in sales only after the Beatles, surpassing fenomenos as Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, the Beach Boys and Nat King Cole, the world of music change, and with Nancy decided to switch company. Went to Columbia where, despite everything, would not compete with the power of pop-rock music.
In the nineties, was one of the favorite singers from the public market for amateur adult romantic ballads. In 2002 and 2003, Wilson returned once more to jazz, recording two albums with Ramsey Lewis. His 2004 album, R.S.V.P. (Rare Songs, Very Personal) was a mixture of jazz and ballads.
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