Nancy Wilson "Just For Now" LP (1967)
Details: Mono pressing of Nancy Wilson's lovely soul-jazz funk fusion 1967 album, "Just For Now," on Capitol Records. Some light scuffing on side B. Does not affect play. Cover and inner sleeve are in great condition VG++, also.
Description: Just for Now is a 1967 studio album by Nancy Wilson, featuring arrangements by Billy May, Oliver Nelson, and Sid Feller. The album entered the Billboard 200 on June 3, 1967, and remained on the chart for 15 weeks, peaking at No. 40. It reached #8 on the Hot R&B LPs chart.
In 1964, Wilson won her first Grammy Award for the best rhythm and blues recording for the album How Glad I Am. She was featured as a "grand diva" of jazz in a 1992 edition of Essence. In the same year, she also received the Whitney Young Jr. Award from the Urban League. In 1998, she was a recipient of the Playboy Reader Poll Award for best jazz vocalist.
In 1986, she was dubbed the Global Entertainer of the Year by the World Conference of Mayors. She received an award from the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in 1993; the NAACP Image Award – Hall of Fame Award in 1998, and was inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1999. She received the Trumpet Award for Outstanding Achievement in 1994. Wilson received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1990, at 6541 Hollywood Blvd. She received honorary degrees from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Wilson has a street named after her in her hometown of Chillicothe, Ohio. She co-founded the Nancy Wilson Foundation, which exposes inner-city children to the country. Wilson was the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships award in 2004, the highest honors that the United States government bestows upon jazz musicians. In 2005 she received the NAACP Image Awards for Best Recording Jazz Artist. She received the 2005 UNCF Trumpet Award celebrating African-American achievement, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the NAACP in Chicago, and Oprah Winfrey's Legends Award.
In September 2005, Wilson was inducted into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Wilson was a major figure in Civil Rights Movement. Wilson noted that the ceremony gave her "one of the best ceremonies that I've ever had in my life." Times.com, August 20, 2006: "It's been a long career for the polished Wilson, whose first albums appeared in the 1960s, and she faces that truth head-on in such numbers as 'These Golden Years' and 'I Don't Remember Ever Growing Up'. Shorter breathed these days, she can still summon a warm, rich sound and vividly tell a song's story. With a big band behind her in 'Taking a Chance on Love', she also shows there's plenty of fire in her autumnal mood". At the Hollywood Bowl, August 29, 2007, Wilson celebrated her 70th birthday with an all-star event hosted by Arsenio Hall. Ramsey Lewis and his trio performed "To Know Her Is To Love Her".
Grade: VG+ (Cover) / VG+ (Record)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A1. Born Free
A2. That's Life
A3. What Now, My Love
A4. Rain Sometimes
A6. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B1. Winchester Cathedral
B2. If He Walked Into My Life
B3. Love Can Do Anything
B4. Just For Now
B5. I'll Make A Man Of The Man