Nancy Wilson - Hollywood My Way

Capitol Records Stereo 1963

Hollywood My Way is filled with strong material, fine arrangements, and more than enough evidence of Wilson's considerable and elegant vocal talents. One thing the Hollywood My Way doesn't have, though, is a big hit like Yesterday's Love Song's "Guess Who I Saw Today" and that goes a long way in explaining Capitol's reticence about releasing it. Regardless, this collection of movie songs ranging from 1931's "When Did You Leave Heaven" to 1962's "Days of Wine and Roses" with stellar Jimmy Jones' arrangements is one of Wilson's best. As usual she deftly works through a variety of tempi with aplomb. "My Shining Hours"' breakneck speed arrangement is kept in check by her behind-the-beat, elongated phrasing, while the ballad tempo in "Days of Wine of Roses" is ignited with an assured and dramatic vocal buildup. Wilson's supple voice seems especially fit for the bossa nova treatment of "Moonriver"; she easily shifts from a whisper to full-throated dynamics over the lilting, yet steady beat. Equally impressive is her urbane blues delivery on "When Did You Leave Heaven. by Stephen Cook

Side 1.

1. My Shining Hour Music By Harold Arlen Lyrics By Johnny Mercer 1:51
2. Days Of Wine And Roses Music By Henry Mancini Lyrics By Johnny Mercer 3:25
3. Moon River Music By Henry Mancini Lyrics By Johnny Mercer 2:09
4. Secret Love Music By Sammy Fain Lyrics By Paul Francis Webster 3:02
5. Dearly Beloved Music By Jerome Kern Lyrics By Johnny Mercer 2:11
6. I'll Never Stop Loving You Music By Nicholas Brodszky Lyrics By Sammy Cahn 2:34

Side 2.

1. When Did You Leave Heaven Music By Richard A. Whiting* Lyrics By Walter Bullock 2:54
2. Almost In Your Arms Music By, Lyrics By Jay Livingston, Ray Evans 2:30
3. Wild Is The Wind Music By Dimitri Tiomkin Lyrics By Ned Washington 2:47
4. The Second Time Around Music By James Van Heusen* Lyrics By Sammy Cahn 2:50
5. Did I Remember Music By Walter Donaldson Lyrics By Harold Adamson 3:42
5. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To Music By, Lyrics By Cole Porter 2:35

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