Nancy Wilson - But Beautiful

Nancy Wilson has been on the fringes of jazz throughout her career, mostly performing middle-of-the-road pop and R&B. Most of her albums were major productions, but her 1969 effort, But Beautiful, is quite different. On a relaxed and tasteful program of ballads (including three previously unreleased numbers), Wilson sounds properly expressive and a bit influenced by Dinah Washington, while backed by a flawless rhythm section comprised of pianist Hank Jones, guitarist Gene Bertoncini, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Grady Tate. Her performances are straightforward, a little soulful, and very mindful of the melody and the lyrics. There is little of jazz interest here, but this is superior ballad singing and one of Wilson's finest recordings. Rating = 4/5 Stars - AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow


A1 Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe 2:51
A2 Oh! Look At Me Now 2:19
A3 Glad To Be Unhappy 3:15
A4 Do It Again 2:45
A5 But Beautiful 4:02
A6 Easy Living 2:42
B1 Prelude To A Kiss 2:01
B2 I Thought About You 2:48
B3 For Heaven's Sake 3:51
B4 Supper Time 3:32
B5 I'll Walk Alone  
B6 Darn That Dream  
B7 In A Sentimental Mood  


SKU 5060149621066
Barcode # 5060149621066
Brand Funk/Soul

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