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Hear It First: Cassandra Wilson Does Billie Holiday’s ‘You Go to My Head’

Wendy Geller
·Writer, Yahoo Entertainment
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Grammy-winning vocalist Cassandra Wilson is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the legendary Billie Holiday’s birth with a new release due out this Spring: Coming Forth By Day is Wilson’s interpretations of standards associated with Lady Day.

Yahoo Music is excited to debut a song from the project in anticipation of its release — the intoxicating “You Go to My Head.”

Wilson recorded Coming Forth By Day in Los Angeles at Seedy Underbelly studios with an  A-list musical team including producer Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire), guitarists T Bone Burnett and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, string arranger Van Dyke Parks, and rhythm section The Bad Seeds (drummer Thomas Wydler and bassist Martyn P. Casey).

“A dream of mine is happening,” said Cassandra Wilson, “I’ve been in love with Billie Holiday’s voice since the moment I heard it, and she has inspired me throughout my career.”

For more information on the project visit here.