Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley

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Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1962
RecordedJune 27, 29 and August 23 – 24, 1961
ProducerTom “Tippy” Morgan, Andy Wiswell
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Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley is a studio album by Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley issued in February 1962 by Capitol Records.[1] The album rose to No. 30 on the Billboard Top LPs chart.[2]


Wilson considered her vocals on the album "as a sort of easy-going third horn" (Wilson quoted in the liner notes). All tracks were recorded in New York City, those with Wilson on June 27 and 29, 1961, and the instrumental tracks on August 23 and 24, 1961.[3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz[4]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[6]
The Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz[7]

The Penguin Guide to Jazz states: "The odd session out is the date with Nancy Wilson for Capitol, primarily designed as a showcase for the young singer but with five band-only tracks as well. Wilson had a self-conscious phrasing and melodramatic lighting-up of key lines - but there is a version of 'A Sleeping Bee' here which is one of the most charming of all her recordings, and Cannon and the others play personably throughout."[4] The AllMusic review by David Nathan concluded: "Given the play list and the outstanding artists performing it, why any serious jazz collection would be without this classic album is difficult to comprehend."[5]

Track listing[edit]

Side one (1962 LP)
1."Save Your Love For Me"Buddy Johnson2:38
2."Teaneck"Nat Adderley4:30
3."Never Will I Marry"Frank Loesser2:16
4."I Can't Get Started"Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin4:55
5."The Old Country"Nat Adderley; Curtis Lewis2:57
6."One Man's Dream"Joe Zawinul; Charles Wright5:09
Side two (1962 LP)
1."Happy Talk"Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II2:21
2."Never Say Yes"Nat Adderley3:57
3."The Masquerade Is Over"Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel4:15
4."Unit 7"Sam Jones6:04
5."A Sleepin' Bee"Harold Arlen, Truman Capote2:32
Total length:41:34
1993 CD
1."Save Your Love for Me"Buddy Johnson2:38
2."Never Will I Marry"Frank Loesser2:16
3."The Old Country"Nat Adderley; Curtis Lewis2:57
4."Happy Talk"Richard Rodgers; Oscar Hammerstein II2:21
5."The Masquerade Is Over"Herb Magidson; Allie Wrubel4:15
6."A Sleepin' Bee"Harold Arlen; Truman Capote2:32
7."Little Unhappy Boy" (Previously unissued CD bonus track)Curtis Lewis2:14
8."Teaneck"Nat Adderley4:30
9."I Can't Get Started"Vernon Duke; Ira Gershwin4:55
10."One Man's Dream"Joe Zawinul; Charles Wright5:09
11."Never Say Yes"Nat Adderley3:57
12."Unit 7"Sam Jones6:04
Total length:43:48



  1. ^ "Nancy Wilson And Cannonball Adderley: Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley".
  2. ^ Billboard Top LPs. Vol. 74. Billboard Magazine. July 14, 1962. p. 2.
  3. ^ Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderrley: Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley. Capitol Records. February 1962.
  4. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (1994). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, LP & Cassette. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (2nd ed.). London: Penguin. pp. 10–11. ISBN 0-14-017949-6.
  5. ^ a b "Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley: Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley".
  6. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. pp. 5. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  7. ^ Larkin, Colin (2004). "Nancy Wilson". The Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz (Rev Upd ed.). Virgin Books. p. 941. ISBN 1852271833.