1987 Nancy Wilson – Forbidden Lover

Forbidden Lover is an album by singer Nancy Wilson, released in 1987 on CBS.

Nancy Sue Wilson (February 20, 1937 – December 13, 2018) was an American singer and actress whose career spanned over five decades, from the mid-1950s until her retirement in the early 2010s. She was especially notable for her single “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am” and her version of the standard “Guess Who I Saw Today”. Wilson recorded more than 70 albums and won three Grammy Awards for her work. During her performing career, Wilson was labeled a singer of blues, jazz, R&B, pop, and soul; a “consummate actress”; and “the complete entertainer”. The title she preferred, however, was “song stylist”. She received many nicknames including “Sweet Nancy”, “The Baby”, “Fancy Miss Nancy” and “The Girl With the Honey-Coated Voice”


1  Forbidden Lover (Benny Diggs; Joseph Joubert) 04:15
2  I Was Telling Him About You (Don George; Moose Charlap) 03:18
3  If You Only Knew (Lena Sunday; Robert Brookins) 04:23
4  Deeper (Andrew Sarnoff; Pat Maiorino) 04:45
5  Puttin’ My Trust (Ellen Schwartz; Glenn Samuels; Roger Bruno) 03:39
6  You Know (Eugene McDaniels; Ted Brancato) 04:20
7  Too Good To Be True (Eugene McDaniels; Paul Anderson) 04:19
8  I Never Held Your Heart (Andrew Sarnoff; Pat Maiorino) 03:52
9  What Will It Take This Time (Bob Macar; Joanne Samson) 03:30
10  A Song For You (Leon Russell) 03:59


DrumsEd Greene
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Electric PianoMasahiko Satoh
SynthesizerMasahiko Satoh
FlugelhornGary Grant
FlugelhornJerry Hey
SaxErnie Watts
SaxKim Hutchcroft
SaxMarc Russo
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneCharlie Loper
TromboneLew McCreary
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
CongasPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsDesiree McAlpin
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsMarlena Jeter
Background VocalsValery Pinkston Mayo
VocalsNancy Wilson

Other Musicians

1 Forbidden Lover

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
VocalsCarl Anderson

2 I Was Telling Him About You

BassJimmy Johnson
HarpAnn Stockton

3 If You Only Knew

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr

4 Deeper

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
SaxGerald Albright

5 Puttin’ My Trust

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr

6 You Know

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr

7 Too Good To Be True

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
VocalsCarl Anderson

8 I Never Held Your Heart

BassJimmy Johnson
French HornJames Decker
French HornRichard Perissi

9 What Will It Take This Time

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
French HornJames Decker
French HornRichard Perissi
SaxGerald Albright
HarpAnn Stockton

10 A Song For You

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr


Cello – Armen Ksajikian, David Shamban, Ray Kelley
Viola – Harry Shirinian, Myer Bello, Roland Kato
Violin – Assa Drori, Betty Moor, Bob Sanov, Irma Neumann, Mari Tsumura Botnick, Pat Johnson, Robert Sushel, Ronald Folsom, Sheldon Sanov

Liner Notes

Producer – Kiyoshi Itoh
Producer (Executive) – George Butler
Arranged By – Masahiko Satoh
Concertmaster – Gerald Vinci
Conductor – Masahiko Satoh
Engineer (Assistant) – Joe Schiff, Michael C Ross
Mixed By – Rik Pekkonen
Recorded By – Rik Pekkonen

Art Direction – Tony Lane, Nancy Donald
Photography – Norman Seeff

Mixed At Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At Ocean Way Recording
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