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Cassandra Wilson - Blue Light 'Til Dawn - Pure Pleasure LP

Cassandra Wilson - Blue Light 'Til Dawn - Pure Pleasure LP

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Re-mastering by Ron McMaster at Capitol Studios! Pressed on Limited Edition 180g Vinyl! Pressed at Pallas in Germany!

Cassandra Wilson started out as a jazz singer, doing gigs with several innovative bands (including Brooklyn's experimental M-Base collective) and at the same time recording typical jazz-singer let-me-entertain-you stuff — "Night and Day" and "Blue Skies" and shooby dooby dooby. Eventually the Mississippi-born New York–based vocalist, who reigned among the elite jazz singers of the 1980s, became restless, and began to look beyond torch songs for inspiration. So she looked outside of jazz for inspiration. In interviews, she's recalled how she began seeking new challenges for her voice, a mighty instrument blessed with husky overtones and an alluringly smoky woodish hue. She began to integrate gospel and blues and pop songs into her performances, eventually assimilating them into music that blurs genre distinctions entirely. Blue Light 'til Dawn is the first album to capture that shift. It features wondrously spare, molasses-slow versions of Robert Johnson ("Come On in My Kitchen," "Hellhound on My Trail"), Philly soul (Thom Bell and Linda Creed's "Children of the Night,"), pop (Van Morrison's "Tupelo Honey"), and torch song ("You Don't Know What Love Is").

• Limited Edition 180g Vinyl
• Audiophile Remastering
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Gatefold Jacket
• Stereo
• Original on the Capitol Records Label
• Re-mastering by Ron McMaster at Capitol Studios
• Recorded at Sear Sound Studios Produced by Craig Street

Cassandra Wilson, vocals
Brandon Ross, guitars
Charlie Burnham, violin, mandocello
Kenny Davis, bass
Tony Cedras, accordion
Lance Carter, drums, percussion
Kevin Johnson, snare, percussion, loose change
Vinx, percussion, voices
Olu Dara, cornet
Don Byron, clarinet
Bill McClellan, drums, percussion
Jeff Haynes, percussion
Cyro Baptista, percussion
Gib Wharton, pedal steel guitar
Lonnie Plaxico, bass
Chris Whitley, National resophonic guitar

LP1 - Side A:

1 You Don’t Know What Love Is
2. Come On In My Kitchen
3. Tell Me You’ll Wait For Me
LP1 - Side B:
1. Children Of The Night
2. Hellhound On My Trail
3. Black Crow
LP2 - Side C:
1 Sankofa
2. Estrellas
3. Redbone
4. Tupelo Honey
LP2 - Side D:
1. Blue Light ‘Til Dawn
2. I Can’t Stand The Rain
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