Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley

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Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley
Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley.jpg
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).[3] 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.[4]


Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3/4 stars[5]
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide2/5 stars[6]
The Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz4/5 stars[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".[5] 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."[3]

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



  1. ^ "Nancy Wilson And Cannonball Adderley: Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley".
  2. ^ Billboard Top LPs. 74. Billboard Magazine. July 14, 1962. p. 2.
  3. ^ a b c "Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley: Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley".
  4. ^ Capitol Records discography accessed August 18, 2015.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 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.