Copasetik & Cool

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Copasetik & Cool is another strong showing from Hilary Mwelwa, who remains one of the best contemporary R&B performers around right now. Anyone familiar with her voice will be pleased to hear more of the same; this means accomplished, non-showy vocals and well-rounded subject matter. As on Soul Organic, the arrangements backing her are well crafted and executed with skill -- with lush hip-hop, acoustic folk, uptown soul, and relatively gritty disco-funk all playing roles -- but they err on the side of over-politeness and occasionally lack oomph. The hourlong length can be draining as well, but when it comes down to it, Mwelwa and her partners have made a second ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Copasetik & Cool is another strong showing from Hilary Mwelwa, who remains one of the best contemporary R&B performers around right now. Anyone familiar with her voice will be pleased to hear more of the same; this means accomplished, non-showy vocals and well-rounded subject matter. As on Soul Organic, the arrangements backing her are well crafted and executed with skill -- with lush hip-hop, acoustic folk, uptown soul, and relatively gritty disco-funk all playing roles -- but they err on the side of over-politeness and occasionally lack oomph. The hourlong length can be draining as well, but when it comes down to it, Mwelwa and her partners have made a second enjoyable, multi-dimensional album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/24/2004
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351575227
  • Catalog Number: 5752
  • Sales rank: 83,651

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Copasetik & Cool (3:50)
  2. 2 All That (+ A Bag O' Chips) (4:34)
  3. 3 For the Love of You (5:42)
  4. 4 Alright (4:00)
  5. 5 What's Goin' Down? (3:55)
  6. 6 Pieces (4:37)
  7. 7 Shine (5:08)
  8. 8 Blue Tears (4:15)
  9. 9 Mad Love (4:45)
  10. 10 I've Got Me (3:42)
  11. 11 Lonely Road (4:25)
  12. 12 Think Again (3:46)
  13. 13 Reach as One (3:47)
  14. 14 All That (+ A Bag O' Chips) - Iceberg Slimm (4:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hil St. Soul Primary Artist
Lucy Wilkins Violin
Michael Kearsey Trombone
Paul Powell Bass, Guitar
Sara Wilson Cello
Iceberg Slim Rap
Oliver Kraus Cello
Howard Gott Violin
Roots Manuva Rap
VRS Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Ruth Gottlieb Violin
Dave "Soulfingers" Williams Violin
Iceburg Slim Rap
Steve Hamilton Saxophone
Sophie Sirota Viola
Robert Spriggs Viola
Nasser Bouzida Drums
Bishop Brad Keyboards, Hammond Organ, fender rhodes
Keeley Burton Background Vocals
Steve Corley Piano
Richard Molyneux Bass
Hilary Mwelwa Background Vocals
Ben Edwards Trumpet
Technical Credits
Chris Jasper Composer
Dave Clarke Engineer
Marvin Isley Composer
Ed Raso Programming, Engineer
Toby Smith Composer
Michael Kearsey Horn Arrangements
Chris Athens Mastering
Mike Pelanconi Engineer
Paul Samuels Executive Producer
VRS Programming, Engineer
Guy Holmes Executive Producer
Jason Hazeley String Arrangements
Victor Redwood Sawyerr Producer, Executive Producer
Streaky Mastering
Aaron Hercules Executive Producer
Hilary Mwelwa Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Enjoyable

    I read a write up about Hil St. Soul in the back of a magazine and I heard one song (Pieces) on internet radio. I took a chance and bought the album and thankfully, I am not disappointed! If you are tired of cookie cutter R&B, definitely buy this album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Sigh of Relief

    There aren't very many cd's out that I can listen to from the intro to the outro but Hil St. Soul has a definite winner on their hands. I loved the whole cd. It was hard to find but well worth the effort.

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