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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. Contents 1 Early life and career, 2 Musical association with M-Base, 3 Solo career, 4 Personal life, 5 Honors, 6 Discography 6.1 As leader, 6.2 As sidewoman or guest vocalist, 6.3 On special productions, 6.4 Soundtracks, , 7 Filmography, 8 References, 9 External links, Early life and careeredit: 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...
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