Any list of the greatest female vocalists of the twentieth century will have to include Fancy Miss Nancy Wilson. Blessed with a stunning and supple voice, unusually gifted at lyric interpretation, perfect timing, color and intonation, formidable stage presence and great beauty, Wilson has it all. And, according to the liner notes on this splendid anthology of the years she spent on the Capitol label (1962-1979), her voice and style were essentially the same when she was a young girl as it is today. Of course, listening to the tracks assembled here, which range from her first sessions (the classic "Save Your Love from Me," Jimmy Scott's "Why Did You Leave Heaven?" and signature "Guess Who I Saw Today") to the ill-advised disco of "Life, Love and Harmony", you can hear her voice deepen and her song readings darken and mature. This 2-CD set spotlights the commercial singles highlights of Nancy's Capitol tenure, focusing heavily on her R&B chart impact, and makes a good case for her as a viable soul singer in the 1960s. But whether she is belting out "Face It Girl, It's Over," crooning "Peace of Mind" and "You'd Better Go," working with Gamble and Huff on the oozing "Now I'm A Woman," or pulling out every last emotional stop on "The Greatest Performance of My Life," Nancy imbues each and every song with jazz-specific attitude and phrasing. "Nancy Wilson Anthology" is wonderful, but it is just a taste of the genius that is Nancy Wilson. It will prompt you to explore her many, many other LPs and CDs.