This Mother's Daughter remains the most soulful record cut by Nancy Wilson during her Capitol tenure - producer Eugene McDaniels proves an inspired if surprising choice to helm the session, and his subtle but ingenious jazz-funk flourishes are essential to the project's immediacy and appeal. McDaniels couches Wilson in settings as smooth and rich as velvet, crafting a series of mellow, gently propulsive grooves that flirt with contemporary soul but pay heed to the singer's roots in jazz. Wilson responds with a performance that's sophisticated yet saucy, commanding the spotlight with an intensity that's missing from her lesser Capitol efforts.
"Nancy at her finest on vinyl, singing a mix of contemporary soul with strings and horns... For fans of Ms. Wilson who want to hear her in her prime, backed by a potent crew of musicians, with strings, background vocals, and occasional horns to sweeten the mixall in audiophile splendorthen this album fits the bill well." - Jeff Krow, audaud.com, 4 Stars!
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Recorded at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, California
Pressed at Pallas in Germany
Re-mastered from the original recording by Ron McMaster at Capitol Studios
Nancy Wilson, vocals
Chuck Rainey, bass
Hugh McCracken, guitar
Jeff Miranoy guitar
Dave Grusin, piano, Fender Rhodes
George Duke, piano Fender Rhodes, Moog
Steve Gadd, drums
Oliver Brown, percussion
Blue Mitchell, flugel horn
1. From You To Me To You
2. Love Has Smiled On Us
3. I Don't Want A Sometimes Man
4. Tree of Life
2. This Mother's Daughter
3. He Never Had It So Good
4. When We Were One
5. Stay Tuned