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Cassandra Wilson

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Cassandra Wilson (born December 4, 1955) is an American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Jackson, Mississippi. Described by critic Gary Giddins as "a singer blessed with an unmistakable timbre and attack who has expanded the playing field" by incorporating country, blues and folk music into her work, Wilson has won two Grammy Awards. Early life and career: Cassandra Wilson is the third and youngest child of Herman Fowlkes, Jr., a guitarist, bassist and music teacher; and Mary McDaniel, an elementary school teacher who eventually earned her PhD in education. Between her mother's love for Motown and her father's dedication to jazz, Wilson's parents sparked her early interest in music. Wilson's earliest formal musical education consisted of classical lessons; she studied piano from the age of six to thirteen and played clarinet in the middle school concert and marching bands. When she was tired of this training, she asked her father to teach her the guitar....

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Discography

  • Round Midnight: Best of the JMT Years, 2007
  • Blue Skies, 2002
  • Loverly, 2008
  • Blue Light 'Til Dawn, 1993
  • Traveling Miles, 1999
  • Song Book: The Best Of, 1995
  • Rendezvous
  • Sings Standards, 2002
  • Travelling Miles, 1999
  • Dance to the Drums Again, 1992
  • She Who Weeps, 2003
  • Closer to You: The Pop Side, 2009
  • Silver Pony, 2010
  • Thunderbird, 2006
  • Belly Of The Sun, 2002
  • Point of View, 1985
  • Another Country, 2012
  • Glamoured, 2003
  • Live, 2003
  • Jumpworld, 1990
  • Days Aweigh, 2002
  • After the Beginning Again, 2004
  • New Moon Daughter, 1996
  • Love Phases Dimensions: From the JMT Years, 2004
  • Belly of the Sun, 2002

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On Feb 28, 2010. 6:16pm
Gus said

This was a really interesting revisit to the Sting classic.

On Mar 6, 2011. 12:16pm
Christina Read said

Wow - finally found someone who sounds like Nina Simone - made my day!

On Jul 26, 2012. 1:31pm
edith ferns said

superb artist - thank you for including her.

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