Guess Who I Saw Today: Nancy Wilson Sings Songs of Lost Love

Guess Who I Saw Today: Nancy Wilson Sings Songs of Lost Love

by Nancy WilsonNancy Wilson




A song of lost love shouldn't be confused with a torch song. Carrying a torch for someone is a lonely occupation, and torch singers inevitably address only a wall, or a bartender, or perhaps their intended love in absentia. Lost love is a broader lament and can be directed inwardly or outwardly; it can remain alone in its grief or grow accusatory and confrontational. Guess Who I Saw Today: Nancy Wilson Sings Songs of Lost Love is one in a loose series of three Capitol compilations to compile Wilson's late-'50s and early-'60s prime, the others focusing on blues balladry and the Great American Songbook. Many of Wilson's greatest performances fit this disc's concept, suiting her talents at performing songs while adding dramatic turns more associated with speaking than singing. The title track (and opener), "Guess Who I Saw Today," is the best, one of her signature songs. Elsewhere she neatly removes the melodrama from "The Days of Wine and Roses" (no small feat) and injects just the right amount of sober dismissal into "You Can Have Him."

Product Details

Release Date: 08/30/2005
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724347755620
catalogNumber: 77556
Rank: 1388

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nancy Wilson   Primary Artist,Vocals
Paul Horn   Reeds
Cannonball Adderley   Alto Saxophone
Nat Adderley   Cornet
Buddy Collette   Reeds,Saxophone
Eddie Costa   Vibes
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Louis Hayes   Drums
Sam Jones   Bass
Shelly Manne   Drums
Billy May   Conductor
Ted Nash   Clarinet,Flute
Oliver Nelson   Conductor
Bill Perkins   Reeds,Saxophone
George Shearing   Piano
Willie Smith   Saxophone
Jack Wilson   Piano
Ronnell Bright   Piano
Dick Garcia   Guitar
Bob Hardaway   Clarinet,Flute,Bass Clarinet,English Horn
Stan Levey   Drums
Lou Levy   Piano
Abe Most   Clarinet,Flute
Justin Gordon   Clarinet,Flute,Bass Clarinet,Saxophone
Jack Marshall   Guitar
Bill Plummer   Bass,Bass Guitar
Willie Ruff   French Horn
Victor Arno   Violin
John Audino   Trumpet
Joe Zawinul   Piano
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
Edward Bergman   Violin
Harry Bluestone   Violin
Samuel Boghossian   Violin
Walter Bolden   Drums
Larry Bunker   Percussion,Timpani,Mallets
Dwight Carver   French Horn
John Collins   Guitar
Joe Comfort   Bass
Kenny Dennis   Drums
Alvin Dinkin   Viola
Don Fagerquist   Trumpet
Donn Trenner   Piano,Harpsichord
Walter Edelstein   Violin
Sid Feller   Conductor
Frederick Seykora   Cello
Vern Friley   Trombone
Jacques Gasselin   Violin
Chuck Gentry   Saxophone
James Getzoff   Violin
Benny Gill   Violin
Anne Goodman   Cello
Catherine Gotthoffer   Harp
Bill Green   Reeds
Lou Haderman   Violin
Allan Harshman   Viola
Hendrickson   Guitar
Bill Hood   Saxophone
Jules Jacob   Reeds
Jimmy Jones   Conductor
Anatol Kaminsky   Violin
Armand Karpoff   Cello
Louis Kaufman   Violin
Louis Kievman   Viola
Harry Klee   Saxophone
Raphael Kramer   Cello
Dan Lube   Violin
Leporte Lucien   Cello
Virginia Majewski   Viola
Lew McCreary   Reeds,Trombone
Lew McReary   Trombone
Mike Melvoin   Organ
Erno Neufeld   Violin
Earl Palmer   Drums
Ralph Pena   Bass
Lou Raderman   Violin
Milt Raskin   Piano,Conductor
Emil Richards   Percussion
Igor Roroshevsky   Cello
Mischa Russell   Violin
Wilbur Schwartz   Saxophone
Henry Sigismonti   French Horn
Marshall Sosson   Violin
Frederick Soykora   Viola
Albert Steinberg   Violin
Ann Mason Stockton   Harp
Ray Triscari   Trumpet
Gerald Vinci   Violin
Buster Williams   Bass
Vincent DeRosa   French Horn
William Calkins   Reeds
John Michael Gray   Guitar
Justin DiTullio   Cello
Nino Rosso   Cello
David Pratt   Cello
Ambrose Russo   Violin
John Fowler   Trumpet
Sidney Sharp   Violin
Tommy Pederson   Trombone
Joe Howard   Trombone
Dan Luse   Violin
Sanford Schonbach   Viola
Bill Green   Reeds
Williams Vandenberg   Cello
John Gray   Guitar
Henry DeRosa   French Horn
Nathan Fershman   Cello
Phillip Teele   Trombone
David Duke   French Horn
Ernie Tack   Trombone
Richard Mackey   French Horn

Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Robert Quine   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Billy May   Arranger
Oliver Nelson   Arranger
George Shearing   Arranger,String Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements
Sacha Distel   Composer
Johnny Keating   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Sid Feller   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Arthur Herzog   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Jimmy Jones   Arranger
Burton Lane   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Anthony Newley   Composer
Milt Raskin   Orchestration
Jack Reardon   Composer
Tom Morgan   Producer,Audio Production
James Van Heusen   Composer
Andy Wiswell   Producer,Audio Production
Allie Wrubel   Composer
Bill Carey   Composer
Patrick Roques   Art Direction
Carl Fischer   Composer
Ken Veeder   Inlay Photography
Murray Grand   Composer
George Jerman   Cover Photo
Marvin Fisher   Composer
Jack Segal   Composer
Elisse Boyd   Composer
Dave Cavanaugh   Producer,Audio Production
Irene Kitchings   Composer

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