Cassandra Wilson – Blue Light ’til Dawn

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Blue Light ’til Dawn is a studio album by American jazz singer Cassandra Wilson. Her first album on the Blue Note label, it was released in 1993. It contains Wilson’s interpretations of songs by various blues and rock artists, as well as three original compositions. The album marked a shift in Wilson’s recording style, mostly dropping the electric instruments of her earlier albums in favor of acoustic arrangements. The eponymous single was nominated for the Grammy Award as Best Jazz Vocal Performance (Wikipedia).



Track listing:
“You Don’t Know What Love Is” (Gene DePaul, Don Raye) — 6:05
“Come on in My Kitchen” (Robert Johnson) — 4:53
“Tell Me You’ll Wait for Me” (Charles Brown, Oscar Moore) — 4:48
“Children of the Night” (Thom Bell, Linda Creed) — 5:19
“Hellhound on My Trail” (Johnson) — 4:34
“Black Crow” (Joni Mitchell) — 4:38
“Sankofa” (Cassandra Wilson) — 2:02
“Estrellas” (Cyro Baptista) — 1:59
“Redbone” (Wilson) — 5:35
“Tupelo Honey” (Van Morrison) — 5:36
“Blue Light ’til Dawn” (Wilson) — 5:09
“I Can’t Stand the Rain” (Don Bryant, Bernard Miller, Ann Peebles) — 5:27

Cassandra Wilson – vocals
Olu Dara – cornet
Don Byron – clarinet
Charlie Burnham – violin, mandocello
Tony Cedras – accordion
Gib Wharton – pedal steel guitar
Chris Whitley – resophonic guitar
Brandon Ross – acoustic guitar
Kenny Davis – bass
Lonnie Plaxico – bass
Lance Carter – drums, percussion
Bill McClellan – drums, percussion
Cyro Baptista – percussion
Jeff Haynes – percussion
Kevin Johnson – percussion
Vinx – percussion


Released: November 2, 1993
Studio: Greene St. Studios; RPM; Sear Sound Studios, New York, NY; Sound on Sound
Length: 56:05
Label: Blue Note
Producer: Craig Street