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Nancy Wilson: The Nancy Wilson Show!

Recorded in July 1964 at what was then L.A.’s chicest night spot, the Cocoanut Grove, The Nancy Wilson Show! can, apart from a handful of Bobby Short discs, be counted among the last of the great nightclub albums. The times they were a-changin’. Four lads from Liverpool had only recently invaded America’s shores, but the tremors of the music industry shake-up they would ignite were already being felt. Watering holes like the Grove would quickly become passé, as bejeweled and tuxedoed types opted to instead stay at home in front of their Philcos and watch The Dean Martin Show, leaving the nightlife to a younger crowd at rowdier spots like the Sunset Strip’s Whisky a Go Go.

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