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Cassandra Wilson, Belly of the Sun

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Cassandra Wilson, Belly of the Sun

Audio CD

Disk ID: 283642

Disk length: 60m 11s (13 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 2002

Label: Unknown

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“Belly of the Sun” Tracks & Durations

1. The Weight 6:05
2. Justice 5:27
3. Darkness On The Delta 3:47
4. Waters Of March 4:26
5. You Gotta Move 2:44
6. Only A Dream In Rio 4:32
7. Just Another Parade 6:05
8. Wichita Lineman 5:48
9. Shelter From The Storm 5:17
10. Drunk As Cooter Brown 4:58
11. Show Me A Love 3:49
12. Road So Clear 5:22
13. Hot Tamales 1:43

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Review

By now, it's a moot point whether Cassandra Wilson is singing jazz or not. By unifying what were once considered disparate styles and song forms with her languorously rich vocals and offbeat instrumental textures, she has become the queen of her own genre. Largely recorded at a one-time train station in her native Mississippi, Belly of the Sun ranges from country-blues great Fred McDowell's gritty "You Gotta Move" (popularized by the Rolling Stones and here featuring acoustic-guitar wiz Richard Johnston) to Brazilian immortal Antonio Carlos Jobim's winsome "Waters of March" (featuring a children's choir) to a hauntingly feminized version of Jimmy Webb's "Wichita Lineman." Revealing her command of narrative material, Wilson draws seductive meaning from Bob Dylan's "Shelter from the Storm" and the Band's "The Weight." Featuring Kevin Breit and Marvin Sewell on all manner of guitars and related string instruments, Belly of the Sun also boasts three strong Wilson originals, including "Just Another Parade," a jazzy-soulful duet with India Arie, and "Show Me a Love." As her own producer, Wilson comes up with less compelling backgrounds than Craig Street, who produced her darker-tinged breakthrough albums. Still, this is her most seamless, smoothest-flowing, and most effortlessly expansive recording. "I need to feel some rich black soil that's moist between my toes," she sings. You can feel her Southern roots in the grooves as well. --Lloyd SachsBelly of The Sun, her fourth release for Blue Note Records, is the classic Cassandra Wilson journey, where borders and boundaries are sometimes pushed, sometimes expanded, sometimes eliminated but always discounted as limitations. Embracing Blues, African, Jazz, R&B, Brazilian and pop sensibilities, Belly of the Sun, is an invitation into the many sounds that have filtered through the musical landscape of the South. Featuring both original material and startling interpretations of material by other songwriters such as The Band, Bob Dylan and Robert Johnson, Belly of The Sun is full of the power of Cassandra's Mississippi roots and the roots of American music.

Other Versions

Albums are mined from the various public resources and can be actually the same but different in the tracks length only. We are keeping all versions now.

Cassandra Wilson - Belly of the Sun

Tracks: 13, Disk length: 60m 12s (+0m 1s)

Cassandra Wilson - Belly of the Sun

Tracks: 13, Disk length: 60m 10s (-1m 59s)

Cassandra Wilson - Belly of the Sun

Tracks: 13, Disk length: 60m 12s (+0m 1s)

Cassandra Wilson - Belly of the Sun

Tracks: 13, Disk length: 60m 10s (-1m 59s)

Cassandra Wilson - Belly of the Sun

Tracks: 13, Disk length: 60m 27s (+0m 16s)

Cassandra Wilson - Belly of the Sun

Tracks: 14 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 1h 3m 54s (+3m 43s)

Cassandra Wilson - Belly of the Sun

Tracks: 14 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 1h 4m 21s (+4m 10s)

Cassandra Wilson - Belly of the Sun

Tracks: 14 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 1h 5m 33s (+5m 22s)

Cassandra Wilson - Belly of the Sun

Tracks: 10 (-3 tracks), Disk length: 47m 28s (-13m 17s)