Profile:
Soul, funk and jazz vocalist, born circa 1947, in Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Spanky Wilson was born in Philly but brought up in Pittsburgh.
She hit it big as a singer after moving to LA. She started playing live gigs around the town and one venue she appeared at was Shelly's Manne-Hole. That first night she was just the featured vocalist with the Jimmy Smith Trio (May 67). However, her impact on the local jazz scene was so great that by March 69 she was starring at the club in her own right.
By 1973, her profile on the US jazz scene was so strong that she was one of the nominated artists in Ebony Magazine for Female Jazz Singer of the Year.
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Spanky Wilson - The Sound Of Funk Volume One album art Various You Various - The Sound Of Funk Volume One (Comp) Goldmine Soul Supply UK 1992 Sell This Version
CDBGPD 071 Spanky Wilson - Together - The Eastbound Jazz Years album art Various When I'm Kissing My Love Various - Together - The Eastbound Jazz Years(CD, Comp) BGP Records CDBGPD 071 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CM LP 001 Spanky Wilson - Fully Loaded - 12 Essential Grooves album art Various Sunshine Of Your Love (as Spanky) Various - Fully Loaded - 12 Essential Grooves(LP, Comp) Disques Rahsaan CM LP 001 1995 Sell This Version
GMRLP04 Spanky Wilson - Volume 4... Something To Diggin' Out album art Various Sunshine Of Your Love Various - Volume 4... Something To Diggin' Out(LP, Comp, Unofficial) Groove Master Records GMRLP04 US 1997 Sell This Version
Spanky Wilson - Escape From The Planet Of The Breaks album art Various Kissing My Love Various - Escape From The Planet Of The Breaks (Comp) Escape The Break Records UK 1999 Sell This Version
Spanky Wilson - Mystic Brew - The Main Ingredients album art Various Sunshine Of Your Love Various - Mystic Brew - The Main Ingredients (Comp) Fat City UK 1999 Sell This Version
Spanky Wilson - Living In The Streets album art Various You Various - Living In The Streets (Comp) BGP Records UK 1999 Sell This Version
none Spanky Wilson - Manchester @ Midem 2000 album art Various Sunshine Of Your Love Various - Manchester @ Midem 2000(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Not On Label none UK 2000 Sell This Version
HEDK010 Spanky Wilson - Nu Cool 4 album art Various Sunshine Of Your Love Various - Nu Cool 4(2xCD, Comp) Hed Kandi HEDK010 UK 2000 Sell This Version
FCCDBREW04 Spanky Wilson - Brewin' Up album art Various Sunshine Of Your Love Various - Brewin' Up(CD, Comp) Fat City FCCDBREW04 UK 2000 Sell This Version
Spanky Wilson - Living In The Streets 2 album art Various Kissing My Love Various - Living In The Streets 2 (Comp) BGP Records UK 2001 Sell This Version
Spanky Wilson - Living In The Streets 3 - Busting Out Of The Ghetto album art Various He Called Me Baby Various - Living In The Streets 3 - Busting Out Of The Ghetto (Comp) BGP Records UK 2002 Sell This Version
Spanky Wilson - Westbound Funk album art Various Shake Your Head Various - Westbound Funk (Comp) BGP Records UK 2003 Sell This Version
Spanky Wilson - 5 - A Selection From The Fat City Recordings Back Catalogue album art Various Sunshine Of Your Love Various - 5 - A Selection From The Fat City Recordings Back Catalogue (Comp) Fat City UK 2003 Sell This Version
Spanky Wilson - Funk Soul Sisters. album art Various Sunshine Of Your Love Various - Funk Soul Sisters. (Comp) BGP Records UK 2003 Sell This Version
Spanky Wilson - Absolute Funk album art Various You Various - Absolute Funk (Comp) Body & Soul (2) France 2005 Sell This Version
RR004 Spanky Wilson - The Kings Of Funk album art Various Don't Joke With A Hungry Man Various - The Kings Of Funk(CD, Comp, Copy Prot., Promo) Rapster Records RR004 France 2005 Sell This Version
Spanky Wilson - Cosmosonica (Crazy Covers Vol 1) album art Tom Middleton Sunshine Of Your Love Tom Middleton - Cosmosonica (Crazy Covers Vol 1) (Comp) Family Recordings (3) UK 2005 Sell This Version
RKX 010 Spanky Wilson - Soulshaker Volume 2 album art Various Don't Joke With A Hungry Man Various - Soulshaker Volume 2(CD, Comp) Record Kicks RKX 010 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
FSR CD007 Spanky Wilson - Stay On The Groove album art Various Don't Joke With A Hungry Man Various - Stay On The Groove(CD, Comp) Freestyle Records (2) FSR CD007 UK 2005 Sell This Version
SPV 80000931 DCD Spanky Wilson - Music For Modern Living; album art Various Don't Mess With A Hungry Man (Seiji's Club Sandwich) Various - Music For Modern Living;(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Audiopharm SPV 80000931 DCD Germany 2005 Sell This Version
CD17 Spanky Wilson - 45 Degrees (La Fiebre Del Deep Funk) album art Various Don't Joke With A Hungry Man (Original) Various - 45 Degrees (La Fiebre Del Deep Funk)(CD, Comp, Promo) Go Series CD17 Spain 2005 Sell This Version
3102932 Spanky Wilson - Soul Divas Vol.1 album art Various Don't Joke With A Hungry Man and 1 more… Various - Soul Divas Vol.1(2xCD, Comp) Wagram Music 3102932 France 2005 Sell This Version
Spanky Wilson - Shapes Compilation album art Robert Luis Waiting For Your Touch Robert Luis - Shapes Compilation (Comp) Tru Thoughts, Zebra Traffic UK 2006 Sell This Version
Spanky Wilson - Nu Funk Volume 2 album art Various When You Are Through Various - Nu Funk Volume 2 (Comp) Wagram Music France 2006 Sell This Version