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Bert Jansch On World Cafe | June 14, 2011

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Considered one of the most prolific folk artists to date, Bert Jansch is not only an award winning multi-instrumentalist, but also an inspiration to many.

Performing throughout Europe and Morocco, the solitary Scottish songwriter was highly influenced by a range of blues, jazz and most notably folk. In 1967, he helped form the band Pentangle, which blended jazz, folk and rock in unprecedented ways. His mastery and clever disregard for conventions created a platform for many highly regarded artists such as Paul Simon, Jimmy Page and Neil Young.

His last album, Black Swan (2006), is considered one of his standout works and includes contributions from Beth Orton, Devendra Banhart, Otto Hauser, Helena Espvall and Kevin Barker.

This World Cafe performance originally aired Jan. 25. (link)



Alexi Murdoch "Some Day Soon" Towards the Sun
Arcade Fire "Modern Man" The Suburbs
Sinead O'Connor "Fire on Babylon" Universal Mother
Neil Young "The Loner" Neil Young
Bert Jansch "Katie Cruel" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Bert Jansch "Blackwaterside" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Bert Jansch "Blues Run the Game" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Ray LaMontagne "For the Summer" God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise
Wilco "Jesus, Etc." Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Dawes "Live is All I Am" North Hills


Gregg Allman "Floating Bridge" Low Country Blues
Eels "Susan's House" Beautiful Freak
Local Natives "Sun Hands" Gorrila Manor
Tennis "Marathon" Dory
The Everly Brothers "'Til I Kissed You" The Very Best of the Everly Brothers
Jenny & Johnny "Scissor Runner" I'm Having Fun Now
Teddy Thompson "Looking for a Girl" Bella
Rilo Kiley "Dreamworld" Under the Blacklight
Janelle Monae "Tightrope" The Archandroid
Moby "Run On" Play
Norman Greenbaum "Spirit in the Sky" Super Hits of the '70s: Have A Nice Day, Vol. 2
Lucinda Williams "Buttercup" Blessed
Bruce Cockburn "Called Me Back" Small Source of Comfort
Bobby Charles "Small Town Talk" Bobby Charles
One Eskimo "Kandi" One Eskimo