Spanky Wilson

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Spanky Wilson
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Spanky Wilson And The Quantic Soul Orchestra.
Background information
Born Philadelphia
Genres Jazz
Funk music
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1969-present

Spanky Wilson is an American soul, funk and jazz vocalist, born in Philadelphia. She lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA until 1967 and then moved to Los Angeles, California, USA. She lived there until 1985 after which she settled in Paris, France.

Performing since the late '60s, Wilson has shared the stage with soul and jazz legends such as Marvin Gaye, Sammy Davis Jr., organists Jimmy McGriff and Brother Jack McDuff, cornetist Nat Adderley, percussionist Willie Bobo, Lalo Schifrin and Jimmy Smith. Her latest recording is I'm Thankful with The Quantic Soul Orchestra, and a featuring on a single and a music video from DJ/producer Ruckus Roboticus, T.G.I.F "Thank God it's Funky" (September 2012).

Since 1989, Spanky Wilson performs regularly with the Philippe Milanta Trio.

She is featured on the 2012 album from writer/producer Frank Fitzpatrick entitled Scenes In Jazz. Wilson also performed on the featured theme song of the film High Chicago, entitled "That Rainy Day."

Discography (partial)[edit]

  • Spankin Brand New, Mother Records & The Snarf Company (1969)
  • Doin it, Mother Records & The Snarf Company (1969)[1]
  • Let It Be, Mother Records & The Snarf Company (1975)
  • Shake Your Head, Eastbound Records
  • Specialty of the House, 20th Century / Westbound Records
  • Singin and Swingin, Big Blue Records (1991)
  • Things are Getting Better, Jazz Aux Remparts (1999)
  • I'm Thankful with the Quantic Soul Orchestra, Tru Thoughts (2006)
  • T.G.I.F "Thank God it's Funky" with Ruckus Roboticus, Dance or Die Records (2012)



  1. ^ Billboard - Volume 81 1969 "Superscope's initial product from H. B. Barnum will be the LP " Doin' It" by Spanky Wilson which originally came out on Barnum's Mothers label."

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