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Blue Light 'Til Dawn

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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Cassandra Wilson has steadfastly refused to be pigeonholed or confined to any stylistic formula. Her highly anticipated Blue Note debut may stir renewed controversy, as she is once again all over the place. She begins the set with her intriguing version of "You Don't Know What Love Is." Then she moves from two Robert Johnson covers "Come on in My Kitchen" and "Hellhound on My Trail" through rock compositions from Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell, her own title track, blues cut "Redbone," and a piercing version of "I Can't Stand the Rain" that can hold up to comparisons with Ann Peebles' classic. She doesn't have Johnson's menacing quality who does?, but does invoke an equally ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Cassandra Wilson has steadfastly refused to be pigeonholed or confined to any stylistic formula. Her highly anticipated Blue Note debut may stir renewed controversy, as she is once again all over the place. She begins the set with her intriguing version of "You Don't Know What Love Is." Then she moves from two Robert Johnson covers "Come on in My Kitchen" and "Hellhound on My Trail" through rock compositions from Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell, her own title track, blues cut "Redbone," and a piercing version of "I Can't Stand the Rain" that can hold up to comparisons with Ann Peebles' classic. She doesn't have Johnson's menacing quality who does?, but does invoke an equally compelling air. Wilson has great timing, pacing, and delivery, and certainly has blues sensibility in her sound.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/2/1993
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 077778135722
  • Catalog Number: 81357
  • Sales rank: 48,537

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cassandra Wilson Primary Artist, Vocals
Chris Whitley Guitar
Don Byron Clarinet
Lonnie Plaxico Bass
Vinx Percussion, Vocals, Voices
Kenny Davis Bass
Olu Dara Cornet
Cyro Baptista Percussion
Charlie Burnham Violin, Mandocello
Lance Carter Percussion, Drums, Snare Drums
Tony Cedras Accordion
Jeff Haynes Percussion
Kevin Johnson Percussion, Snare Drums
Billy Earl McClellan Percussion
Brandon Ross Guitar, Steel Guitar, Classical Guitar
Gib Wharton Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Bill McClellan Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Chris Whitley Arranger
Hamiet Bluiett Composer
Cassandra Wilson Arranger
Kenny Davis Arranger
Cyro Baptista Arranger
Donald Bryant Composer
Jimmy Douglass Engineer
Jeff Haynes Arranger
Danny Kopelson Engineer
Brandon Ross Arranger
Jamey Staub Engineer
Craig Street Producer
Wally Traugott Mastering
Gib Wharton Arranger
Mark Larson Art Direction
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