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By: Cassandra Wilson

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1   Go to Mexico Buy Buy
2   Closer to You Buy Buy
3   Easy Rider Buy  
4   It Would Be So Easy Buy Buy
5   Red River Valley Buy Buy
6   Poet Buy Buy
7   I Want to Be Loved Buy Buy
8   Lost Buy Buy
9   Strike A Match Buy Buy

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Japanese pressing with no extras. Cassandra Wilson never fails to surprise and inspire. Sexy, honey-velvet vocals wrapped around her own jazzy blue compositions or inventive interpretations of others'' material led TIME magazine to name her "America''s Best Singer" in recent years. On this, her 7th album for Blue Note, she has collaborated with red hot producer T Bone Burnett to surprise, yet again. Blue Note. 2006.

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With a series of terrific albums, Cassandra Wilson has established herself as one of the day''s great vocalists and, in branching out from jazz into blues and folk and pop, paved the way for genre-crossing stars including Norah Jones. But the Mississippi native has rarely sounded as relaxed or winning as she does on "Thunderbird," which teams her with the stalwart O Brother Where Art Thou? producer T Bone Burnett. Recorded mostly in Los Angeles, the album is noteworthy not only for its roomy, atmospheric sound and experimental touches, but also for its improvised-in-the-studio approach. Working with innovative Burnett regulars including keyboardist (and co-producer) Keefus Ciancia, guitarist Marc Ribot, and drumming legend Jim Keltner, Wilson delivers such offbeat delights as "Going to Mexico," a dreamlike, funk-tinged tune built on a sample of "Hey Pocky A-Way" by New Orleans'' Wild Tchoupitoulas. Eschewing the well-known pop tunes she usually covers, she lends her huskily seductive vocals to Jakob Dylan''s wistful "Closer to You" and Burnett''s dark "Strike a Match," to which she claimed co-ownership by changing the time signature and adding a lyric. The inspired contributors also include programmer and bassist Mike Elizondo (producer of Fiona Apple''s "Extraordinary Machine") and guitarist Colin Linden, who wails on a gripping extended reading of Blind Lemon Jefferson''s "Easy Rider" and duets with Wilson on the cowboy classic "Red River Valley," which eloquently sums up her ability to breathe jazz meaning into anything she chooses. --Lloyd Sachs

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