Thursday, August 11, 2016

Nancy Wilson - "Now I'm a Woman" (1970)

Nancy Wilson - "Now I'm a Woman" (Billboard #93, entered 1/2/71; soul #41). Written and produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. 45: "Now I'm a Woman"/"The Real Me" (Capitol 1970). LP: Now I'm a Woman (Capitol 1970).

The release of Nancy Wilson's Now I'm a Woman album coincided with her distinguĂ© 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

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