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Cassandra Wilson, Live At The 2014 Americana Music Awards

Cassandra Wilson performing at the 2014 Americana Music Awards. (High Five Entertainment)closemore
Cassandra Wilson performing at the 2014 Americana Music Awards. (High Five Entertainment)

Putting her glorious pipes to work on Willie Dixon's "I Want To Be Loved," Cassandra Wilson offered a master class in vocal restraint at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Where she could have easily reached for the rafters, Wilson chose to follow the song's lead and, instead, slide down into more sultry terrain.

The number also allowed the house band to stretch out a bit. As Buddy Miller, Don Was and Joachim Cooder held down the bluesy groove, Ry Cooder and Tim Lauer took turns swapping slide-guitar solos with B3 organ runs.

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  • "I Want To Be Loved"
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