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Rodney Crowell On World Cafe | May 03, 2011 |

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Rodney Crowell has been called Nashville's "golden boy" and "the songwriter's songwriter." As such, his work is often associated with country music, but much of what he has written over the years could be categorized as rock, folk, swing or bluegrass.
 
Crowell made a name for himself as a guitarist and singer in Emmylou Harris's Hot Band during the late 1970s, but that was only the beginning. Since that time, he's released 13 albums, most recently 2008's Sex and Gasoline.
 
Crowell also recently put his gift for words to paper, and released the memoir Chinaberry Sidewalks. It's gritty and full of Crowell's childhood experiences. Crowell tells some of those stories and performs two songs live in this edition of World Cafe. (link)
 
Playlist - HOUR ONE
 
Marhsall Crenshaw "Television Light" The Definitive Pop Collection
Raphael Saadiq "Stone Rollin'" Stone Rollin'
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears "Livin' In the Jungle" Scandalous 
Emmylou Harris "The Road" Hard Bargain 
Emmylou Harris "Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight" Quarter Moon In A Ten Cent Town
Rodney Crowell "No One Will Ever Know" Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
Rodney Crowell "Ain't Living Long Like This" Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
James Blake "Limit to Your Love" James Blake 
Prefab Sprout "Appetite" Two Wheels Good 
Broken Bells "The High Road" Broken Bells 
 
Playlist - HOUR TWO
 
Rilo Kiley "Portions for Foxes" More Adventurous 
Delicate Steve "The Ballad of Speck and Pebble" Wondervisions 
Iron & Wine "Tree By the River" Kiss Each Other Clean
Ace "How Long" Twenty-One Good Reasons: The Paul Carrack Collection
David Gray "Babylon" White Ladder 
Dawes "If I Wanted Someone" Nothing Is Wrong 
REM "Mine Smells Like Honey" Collapse Into Now 
The Rural Alberta Advantage "Two Lovers" Departing 
Fairground Attraction "Perfect" First of a Million Kisses 
Gomez "Options" Whatever's On Your Mind 
Tune-Yards "Bizness" Who Kills 
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah "Over and Over Again (Lost and Found)" Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 
Prince "Take Me With U" Purple Rain 
The Cars "Sad Song" Move Like This