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Wilson, Nancy (Sue )locked

  • Michael J. Budds
  •  and Barry Kernfeld


(b Chillicothe, OH, Feb 20, 1937). Singer. She gained early experience in nightclubs and on television shows in Columbus, Ohio, and on a tour of the Midwest and Canada with Rusty Bryant’s band (1956-8). In 1959 she sang in Columbus with the quintet led by Cannonball Adderley, who encouraged her to go to New York. She obtained a recording contract with Capitol Records and soon received national recognition; her singing drew immediate accolades from established jazz musicians and she was hailed as a major new artist. She appeared in concert halls, nightclubs, and jazz clubs in the USA and Europe, and made several recordings, notably with Adderley and George Shearing. After concentrating on a career in popular music, Wilson resumed her associations with leading jazz musicians, recording in Belgrade in ...

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