Thursday, August 11, 2016
Nancy Wilson - "Now I'm a Woman" (1970)
The release of Nancy Wilson's Now I'm a Woman album coincided with her distingué performance in an episode of Hawaii Five-O's third season ("Trouble in Mind") as the heroin-addicted jazz vocalist Eadie Jordan. In one scene, the no-nonsense Steve McGarrett confesses to being an Eadie Jordan record collector and fanboy. Otherwise, it's a sad episode, and it's sad that her "Now I'm a Woman" single, a broken-family tale given the Philly soul treatment by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, would be her final Hot 100 appearance. Happily, she'd make classy appearances on the R&B charts until 1994.
Nancy Wilson - "Now I'm a Woman"
See also: A KMPC Playlist circa 1971