Hello Young Lovers

by: Nancy Wilson

Most of Nancy Wilson's '60s releases for Capitol were high quality, including this, her fourth album. Hello Young Lovers contains Wilson's standard program of easy swingers and ballads that show off her impeccable phrasing while sporting George Shearing's luxurious string charts in hits hits like "Little Girl Blue" and "Back in Your Own Backyard." One also hears Wilson's burgeoning talent for vocal drama as she evokes a variety of moods on "Miss Otis Regrets" and "Little Girl Blue." Her seamless blending of Dinah Washington's bluesy delivery and Sarah Vaughan's seraphic tone also emerges as a talent that would fully flower on 1967's Welcome to My Love. For this recording, though, the listening pleasure is found mostly in her signature urbane pop sound. ~ Stephen Cook

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