Singers: The Greatest Pretender

SINGERS The Greatest Pretender "File Under: Wilson, Female Vocal" advises the fine print on Nancy Wilson's newest album, Today, Tomorrow, Forever. A timely cross reference might be added: "See Fitzgerald, Ella, Heir Apparent To."

The files under Female Vocal are bulging with singers who were once likely pretenders to the "First Lady of Song" title held these many years by the incomparable Ella. At 27, with three LPs high on the bestseller charts and a rapidly burgeoning following, Nancy Wilson figures to be the greatest pretender for a long time to come. At her...

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