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Subject: Nancy Wilson Dead at 81

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Date Posted: Thursday, December 13, 08:54:04pm


Grammy-winning jazz and pop singer Nancy Wilson has died.

Her manager Devra Hall Levy tells The Associated Press late Thursday night that Wilson died peacefully after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park. She was 81.

Influenced by Dinah Washington, Nat “King” Cole and other stars, Wilson covered everything from jazz standards to “Little Green Apples” and in the 1960s alone released eight albums that reached the top 20 on Billboard’s pop charts.

Sometimes elegant and understated, or quick and conversational, she was best known for such songs as her breakthrough “Guess Who I Saw Today” and the 1964 hit “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am,” which drew upon Broadway, pop and jazz.

Wilson retired from touring in 2011.

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she was really good in a Police Story ep (NT)ColtThursday, December 13, 08:59:23pm
So sad to read this. ...IMO, truly in Top 5 songstresses of Jazz of her time! (NT)Up there with Carmen McRae, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, et al ...RIPThursday, December 13, 09:50:12pm
Full obitLinkThursday, December 13, 10:22:00pm
Always enjoyed her long-running weekly radio program "Jazz Profiles" - giving informative background material. (NT)Ed TraceyFriday, December 14, 04:15:56am

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