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Vince Gill & Paul Franklin On World Cafe | November 28, 2013

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Country Music Hall of Famer and 20-time Grammy winner Vince Gillvisited the WXPN studio, and in tow was renowned steel guitarist Paul Franklin. Together, they pay tribute to two other noteworthy figures in country music: Buck Owens and Merle Haggard.

Gill and Franklin have a new album together called Bakersfield. The name of the record was inspired by the California city, a thriving center for most country music in the 1950s and '60s. As listeners will hear in the duo's set, the country that came out of Bakersfield was a bit harder, with electric guitars and a backbeat. The musicians perform some of their favorite and lesser-known country tunes from the era. (via World Cafe)

Tracklisting

(( )) for interlude music

Donald Fagen "Ruby Baby" The Nightfly
Cults “High Road” Static
Iron & Wine ”Grace for Saints and Ramblers” Ghost on Ghost
Donald Fagen “The Nightfly” The Nightfly
Donald Fagen “Tomorrow’s Girls” Kamakiriad 
((Steely Dan “Janie Runaway” Two Against Nature))
Steely Dan “My Old School” Countdown to Ecstasy 
Steely Dan “Do It Again” Can’t Buy a Thrill 
Steely Dan “Deacon Blues” Aja
((Donald Fagen “New Frontier” The Nightfly))
Walter Becker “Down at the Bottom” 11 Tracks of Whack 
The Police “Driven to Tears” Zenyatta Mondatta 
Lucius “Turn it Around” Wildewoman
((Donald Fagen “The Goodbye Look” The Nightfly))
U2 “Walk On” All That You Can’t Leave Behind
Brett Dennen “When We Were Young” Smoke & Mirrors
Deer Tick “The Dream’s in the Ditch” Negativity 
Caitlin Rose “Pink Rabbits” Pink Rabbits 
The National “Fake Empire” Boxer
((Jim James “Dear One” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Ron Sexsmith “Snake Road” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Ron Sexsmith “Nowhere Is” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Ron Sexsmith “Secret Heart” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Ron Sexsmith “If Only Avenue” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Buffalo Springfield “Bluebird” Buffalo Springfield