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Nancy Wilson – I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life

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Wilson’s debut single, “Guess Who I Saw Today”, was so successful that between 1960 and 1962, Capitol Records released five Nancy Wilson albums. The song appears on the gem of a jazz album, Something Wonderful, rooted in blues and swing courtesy of her soul-drenched tone and famed big-band arranger, Billy May. Only 23 years old at the time, Wilson shines on the bitter-sweet ballad “I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life” first recorded by Nat “King” Cole & written by Cy Coleman and Joseph McCarthy.

This superb album was unforgivingly out-of-print for decades but was remastered & reissued in 2004 by Blue Note Records. A brilliant work of blues, swing & jazz featuring the great tenor legend Ben Webster, Shelly Manne on drums, Jack Marshall on guitar, and Justin Gordon on flute. “They Call It Stormy Monday” is particularly killer, the whole album is well worth seeking out!

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Contact & Licensing Info:

Written by Cy Coleman & Joseph A. McCarthy. Published by Notable Music Co. Inc (ASCAP) contact: Damon Booth, Administered by Downtown Music Publishing contact: and Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP).
Master controlled by Blue Note Records. Contact: Doug James /

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