Copasetik & Cool

Copasetik & Cool

by Hil St. Soul


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/24/2004
Label: Shanachie
UPC: 0016351575227
catalogNumber: 5752
Rank: 116417

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
Mike Pelanconi   Engineer
Paul Samuels   Executive Producer
VRS   Programming,Engineer
Guy Holmes   Executive Producer
Jason Hazeley   String Arrangements
Victor Redwood Sawyerr   Producer,Executive Producer
Aaron Hercules   Executive Producer
Hilary Mwelwa   Executive Producer

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Copasetik & Cool 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.