Nancy Wilson, the stylist singer-songwriter "The Movie Singer," the pop-singer's pop singer who made her a platinum artist and a senior concert concert, died.
Wilson, who retired from a tour in 2011, died of a long illness after a long illness at her home in Pioneerton, a desert community in California near the National Park, and Shua Terry, and her administration and publicity, Debra Hall Levy, told the Associated Press late at night. She was 81 years old.
Under the influence of Dina Washington, "King" Cole and other stars, Wilson covered everything from the standards of "green apples," and in the 1960s only released eight albums that reached the top 20 on Billboard's pop charts. Sometimes she was elegant and restrained, or quick and conversational, and also a bit playful, she was best known for songs like her breakthrough "Snake Who I Saw Today" and the 1964 hit "You Do not Know How Happy I'm," which he painted on Broadway, ;
She objected to identifying with one category, especially Guttmann, and referred to herself as "a stylist of poems."
"The music I sing today is the popular music of the 60s," she told the San Francisco Chronicle in 2010. "I just did not see myself as a singer so, I do not do runs and … you know, I take lyric I see myself as a lyric interpreter."
Dozens of Wilson albums included a famous collaboration with an idyllic cannon, Nancy Wilson / Canberra Canberra, a small group group that can be understood at the time; "Broadway – My Way"; "Lush Life"; And "Show Nancy Wilson!" Best concert recording. "How Glad I Am" Grammy brought her in 1965 for the best performance of R & B, and she later won Grammys for best album in 2005 for the intimacy "RSVP (Rare, Very Personal Songs)" And in 2007 "turned to blue," a showcase for the calm, safe momentum that took over later in life. The National Arts Foundation awarded her a "Scholarship then Masters" in a 2004 lifetime achievement.
Wilson also had a busy career in television, film and radio, with her loans, including "Hawaii Five-O", "Police Story," Robert Townshend Zaypani "Meteor Man" and the years he hosted NPR's "Jazz Profiles" series. The civil rights movement, including the Selma march of 1965, received a picture of the NAACP in 1998.
Wilson was married twice – to drummer Kenny Dennis, whom she divorced in 1970; And Willie Burton, who died in 2008. She had three children.
Born in Yalkut, Ohio, the eldest of six children of an iron casting worker and servant, Wilson sings in church as a child, and at age 4 decided on her profession. She was in high school when she won a talent contest sponsored by a local TV station and received her own program. After briefly attending college at State College, she toured Ohio with Rusty Bryant's "Caroline Big Band" and met up with Cinderella artists who encouraged her to move to New York.
She soon had a steady appearance in Blue Morocco and contacted Adderley's manager, John Levy.
"He set up a session for a demo," Wilson said later in an interview with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. "Ray Bryant and I went in and recorded" Guess what I saw today "," Sometimes I'm Happy "and two other songs. We sent them to Capitol and within five days the phone rang.
Her first album, Love With Love, came out in 1959 and had her biggest commercial success in the next decade, although she sometimes resisted the latest sounds. ), Stevie Wonder of "Uptight (all right)" and "Son of Man as Preacher", in which she strung to imitate the gospel of Arta Franklin style. She was so out of the contemporary music scene that a interviewer once collided with and asked about Creme, the rock trio that sold Eric Clapton.
"It took me years to know what this question was, remember, I work all the time or I go to perform, the 60s for me were on a job," she told Aswa in 2010.
In the 1970s and after, she continued to record regularly and perform all over the world, at nightclubs, concert halls and open-air settings, singing at festivals from Newport to Tokyo. She officially stopped touring the Ohio State University in September 2011, but thought of stepping back for years. When she was 70, in 2007, she was a guest of honor at Carnegie Hall. The show ended with Wilson performing favorites like "Never, I Will Never Get Married", "I Can not Make You Love Me" and the classic Gershwin "How Long Does It Last?"
"After 55 years of doing what I do professionally, I have a right to ask how long I'm trying to retire, people," she said with a laugh before she left the stage for applause.
At Wilson's request, there would be no funeral, the family statement said. The celebration of her life will probably take place in February, the month of her birth.
She survived by her son, Casey Dennis; The daughters of Samantha Burton and Cheryl Burton; The sisters Karen Davis and Brenda Van and five grandchildren.