Nancy Wilson Talks Career on ‘EBONY/JET Showcase’ Episode

Nancy Wilson Talks Career on ‘EBONY/JET Showcase’ Episode
Nancy Wilson performs at P.U.S.H. Expo, held in Chicago in 1972. (Vaughn Patterson/Ebony Collection)

Self-described “song stylist” Nancy Wilson sat down with co-host Deborah Crable to discuss her music career and family life during an episode of the EBONY/JET Showcase in the late 1980s.

The interview highlighted the release of her 1988 album, Nancy Now!, which marked a change in her musical style.

Wilson acknowledged the transformation, stating, “The biggest difference I think are the synthesizers and the technology.”

She also shared what remained the same about her recording process.

“I’m still going in where I’m still able to record live. I don’t like to track too often. I prefer being there while it’s all done. I’m still the kind of artist where it’s all discussed before it’s done.”

When asked about accomplishing her dreams of sustaining a musical career and a family, Wilson said she was able to it by surrounding herself with people who cared about her.

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“I can sing for you because of my family,” Wilson concluded.

The singer died Thursday in her California home at the age of 81.

Watch the full segment above.

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