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Nancy Sinatra’s California Girl is a West Coast–themed compilation from 2002 that plays like a Jackie DeShannon album from the mid-'60s. It opens with “How Are Things in California?”—a delightfully blatant tap into the sound of The Mamas & the Papas, replete with baroque flourishes and “bah-bah-bah” backing vocals. Sinatra even covers their “California Dreamin’,” taking a less obvious approach with a beautiful balance of folk-pop and bossa nova styles gussied up in pillowy string arrangements. Many good pockets of The Golden State are covered throughout this collection. Over a swanky go-go beat and a swinging horn section, she extolls the valley encircled by the Transverse Ranges in “San Fernando Valley” before taking on the Kaper/Jurmann/Kahn show tune “San Francisco” from its eponymous 1936 musical (sung with more sass than the original Jeanette MacDonald recording). Sinatra then dips south 50 miles with the Burt Bacharach and Hal David classic “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?”; this rendition keeps close to the 1968 Dionne Warwick original.

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Nancy does it again!

Look deep into her captivating eyes as she lulls you deep within her trance as she sings her sullen songs. And who had ever heard of Hotel California until Nancy sang it? She takes all the classics of California and makes them sound just like you are looking at a postcard. Heaven, pure heaven. And the only California girl i wish for is Nancy.

Nice

ok im a typical california girl and i loved how she sang "Route 66" and "San Francisco" Great Job Nancy!

California Girl

Bought track "San Francisco" to learn the words. A great arrangement. Nancy is a sensible songstress! Would enjoy other recordings of hers because of her no-nonsense way of carrying tunes, especially those we know and love. These are not over produced, they are from a simpler time; you hear her real voice and, hey, it sings.

Biography

Born: June 8, 1940 in Jersey City, NJ

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Growing up as the child of one of the greatest icons in American music can't be easy, but Nancy Sinatra managed to create a sound and style for herself fully separate from that of her (very) famous father, and her sexy but strong-willed persona has endured with nearly the same strength as the image of the Chairman of the Board. Nancy Sinatra was born in the Summer of 1940, while her father, Frank Sinatra, was singing with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra; as the daughter of show business royalty, Nancy...
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