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Cassandra Wilson on World Cafe | August 31, 2012

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A pioneer who muddies the waters separating jazz, blues, country, soul and rock, Cassandra Wilson possesses a beautiful voice and more than three decades of musical experience. The two-time Grammy winner began her career with the M-base collective, but found success as a solo jazz singer.

After a two-year break, Wilson took a step in a new direction. While she remains true to her jazz inclinations, she incorporates blues, soul, pop, samba and even flamenco on Another Country — which is, as the title suggests, an international affair: Wilson and producer Fabrizio Sotti recorded the album in New York, New Orleans and Florence, Italy. Hear Wilson play songs from Another Country in this session. (link)

Playlist

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HOUR 1

Cassandra Wilson “Come On in My Kitchen” Blue Light til Dawn
The Subdudes “Need Somebody” The Subdudes
Van Morrison “Open the Door (To Your Heart)” Born to Sing: No Plan B
((Cassandra Wilson “Another Country” Recorded Live for the World Café))
Cassandra Wilson “No More Blues” Recorded Live for the World Café
Cassandra Wilson “Another Country” Recorded Live for the World Café
Cassandra Wilson “Red Guitar” Recorded Live for the World Café
((Cassandra Wilson “No More Blues” Recorded Live for the World Café))
Beth Orton “Magpie” Sugaring Season
Dawes “If I Wanted Someone” Nothing is Wrong
Elvis Costello “I Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down” Get Happy
Old 97’s “Every Night is Friday Night” The Grand Theatre Vol 1
Shawn Colvin “All Fall Down” All Fall Down
((The Wooden Birds “Hailey” Magnolia))

HOUR 2

Todd Snider “The Ballad of the Kingsmen” East Nashville Skyline
The Wallflowers “Reboot the Mission” Glad All Over
Kirsty MacColl “Walking Down Madison” Electric Landlady
The Lumineers “Stubborn Love” The Lumineers
Paul Westerberg “First Glimmer” 14 Songs
((Glossary “Bend With the Breeze” Feral Fire))
The Tallest Man on Earth “1904” There is No Leaving Now
Son Volt “Tear Stained Eye” Trace
Alejandro Escovedo “Man of the World” Big Station
Grant Lee Buffalo “Dixie Drug Store” Fuzzy
((No Te Va Gustar “Arde” Por lo Menos Hoy))
Antibalas “Dirty Money” Antibalas
Paul Simon “The Obvious Child” The Rhythm of the Saints
((Los Straightjackets “Ana” Rock En Espanol))