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Cassandra Wilson - Belly Of The Sun

 (Limited Edition)

Cassandra Wilson - Belly Of The Sun


Pure Pleasure Records (Blue Note)



Product No.:
APPR 35072
EAN: 5060149621653
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP

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Pressed on 180-gram vinyl; double LP

Cassandara Wilson returns to her Mississippi blues roots!

Blue Note released Cassandra Wilson's album Belly Of The Sun in 2002. The album, which was recorded in the Clarksdale, Mississippi train station, features a guest appearance from India.Arie for the song "Just Another Parade."

"Returning to her Mississippi blues roots, singer Cassandra Wilson interprets the stories like no one else can. Her warm, contralto voice hypnotizes. Surrounded by the natural sound of her 6-piece touring band, Wilson settles in for a refreshing look at Americana. Plaintive guitar cries and hands-down percussion provide a natural landscape. Steel pans, dobro, hand drums, and gentle, foot-stompin' rhythms give her traditional session credibility.

"Guests add variety. Boogaloo Ames supplies an unencumbered, barrelhouse accompaniment for two traditional songs. The duo simplicity of singer with piano makes them shine with a special element — a lesson in history. Their charming interpretation inspires. Elsewhere, Wilson adds variety in form. "Show Me A Love" and "Road So Clear" caress a modern, electric blues message. "Hot Tamales" and "You Gotta Move", recorded in a railroad boxcar, come from way back, drawing upon spiritual and field holler roots. India.Arei's vocal duet with Wilson pierces the heart with its soul-stirring message. While Jobim's "Waters of March" does not fit the tried-and-true formula, it allows Wilson the opportunity to lighten her session with a message that speaks, nevertheless, the same language as the blues: A promise of good times ahead. A highly recommended album, Belly Of the Sun returns to the land where it all began and takes us along for a soul stirring ride." — Jim Santella, All About, April 12, 2002






Side A
The Weight
Darkness On The Delta

Side B
Waters Of March
You Gotta Move
Only A Dream In Rio

Side C
Just Another Parade
Wichita Lineman
Shelter From The Storm

Side D
Drunk As Cooter Brown
Show Me A Love
Road So Clear
Hot Tamales

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 05/27/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Emmanuel
Outstanding on all accounts.

There's just one thing left for Pure Pleasure Records to do: start putting out 45rpms of these records, just follow the example of Analogue Production, Music Matters and ORG

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