She walked into my studio wearing a floor length, white ermine coat. It was real. So was she. Nancy Wilson is known as a singer’s singer, boasting more than 70 albums and 3 Grammy Awards. While she has been recognized for her excellence in blues, jazz, R&B, pop and soul, for my money her greatest strength lies with jazz. Nancy is “the complete entertainer”.
For a year or so during my tenure as the Announcer/Production Director for WOR in New York, I hosted a Saturday night jazz program on another station in the market just to keep my hand in the DJ end of things. At the time, “After Hours” was pretty much the only real jazz show available on the dial. As a result it was an attractive venue for many of my favorite performers … including the great Tony Bennett whose people actually called US and asked if we would like to talk with him. I’m not sure exactly what I said after “WOULD I”, but we did!