Album Details

November 02, 1993
EMI Music Distribution
Vocal Music, World Fusion, Contemporary Jazz, M-Base, Free Funk, Vocal Jazz, Standards

Album Review

Cassandra Wilson has steadfastly refused to be pigeonholed or confined to any stylistic formula. Her highly anticipated Blue Note debut may stir renewed controversy, as she is once again all over the place. She begins the set with her intriguing version of "You Don't Know What Love Is." Then she moves from two Robert Johnson covers ("Come on in My Kitchen" and "Hellhound on My Trail") through rock compositions from Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell, her own title track, blues cut "Redbone," and a piercing version of "I Can't Stand the Rain" that can hold up to comparisons with Ann Peebles' classic. She doesn't have Johnson's menacing quality (who does?), but does invoke an equally compelling air. Wilson has great timing, pacing, and delivery, and certainly has blues sensibility in her sound.
Ron Wynn, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. You Don't Know What Love Is
  2. Come on in My Kitchen
  3. Tell Me You'll Wait for Me
  4. Children of the Night
  5. Hellhound on My Trail
  6. Black Crow
  7. Sankofa
  8. Estrellas
  9. Redbone
  10. Tupelo Honey
  11. Blue Light 'Til Dawn
  12. I Can't Stand the Rain
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