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The Great American Songbook


Download links and information about The Great American Songbook by Nancy Wilson. This album was released in 2005 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 44 tracks with total duration of 01:57:41 minutes.

Artist: Nancy Wilson
Release date: 2005
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 44
Duration: 01:57:41
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No. Title Length
1. All of You 1:50
2. The Things We Did Last Summer 2:45
3. The More I See You 2:13
4. The Nearness of You 3:01
5. Never Will I Marry 2:20
6. What a Little Moonlight Can Do 2:28
7. Little Girl Blue 2:52
8. Tonight 2:33
9. Sometimes I'm Happy 1:48
10. Secret Love 3:05
11. A Sleepin' Bee 2:35
12. Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) 2:52
13. On the Street Where You Live 1:44
14. You Don't Know What Love Is 2:36
15. This Time the Dream's On Me 2:20
16. Sophisticated Lady 2:33
17. Dearly Beloved 2:13
18. My Ship 3:14
19. My Shining Hour 1:58
20. I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life 2:41
21. Back In Your Own Back Yard 2:55
22. People Will Say We're In Love 1:59
23. Bewitched 3:06
24. Try a Little Tenderness 2:44
25. At Long Last Love 2:34
26. In a Sentimental Mood 2:58
27. When the Sun Comes Out 3:57
28. I Thought About You 2:04
29. Darn That Dream 2:53
30. The Very Thought of You 2:54
31. Like Someone In Love 2:21
32. Angel Eyes 2:54
33. My One and Only Love 3:04
34. The Song Is You 2:01
35. Lush Life 3:29
36. It Never Entered My Mind 2:52
37. Prelude to a Kiss 2:44
38. By Myself 2:44
39. Glad to Be Unhappy 3:18
40. Time After Time 3:00
41. Hello, Dolly! 2:25
42. Supper Time 3:54
43. Someone to Watch Over Me 2:35
44. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To 2:35



The Great American Songbook has many top-drawer interpreters, but Nancy Wilson is rarely spoken of in the same breath as Ella Fitzgerald or Dinah Washington or Frank Sinatra or Mel Tormé. The reason lies less with her talents, which are sizeable, and more with her orientation, which fits the show tunes concept of putting the song across with precise diction as well as emotion instead of the jazz vocal tradition of personalizing a song. Those who know only Wilson's crossover work and think she intrudes in the field of vocal jazz should simply listen to her 1959 performance of "On the Street Where You Live," where she often varies notes and tempo but preserves the essential ebullience of the song intact — an excellent musical performance combined with an excellent reading of a classic standard. That song is only one of the treasures present on the two-disc set The Great American Songbook, one in a loose series of three Capitol compilations to compile Wilson's late-'50s and early-'60s prime, the others focusing on blues ballads and lost love. There is a lot of music to wade through (more than twice as much as the other volumes in the series), but the compilers ably mix up the proceedings, balancing small-group performances that have a loose touch from all involved with large-band spectaculars featuring impeccable arrangements (often by masters of the form Billy May or Gerald Wilson).