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Bonnie Raitt on World Cafe | June 18, 2012

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Bonnie Raitt is a blues-rock legend with nine Grammys and five platinum albums under her belt. Her rootsy and passionate take on everything blues — combined with her intimate understanding of composition, deft slide-guitar skills and soulful vocals — helped Raitt become an icon.

It's been 40 years since Raitt started releasing albums, and she's still in remarkably fine form. In fact, her new 16th studio release ranks among her best yet. Slipstream comes seven years after her last release, and it's a daring and introspective album with reggae, soul, rock and blues influences.

Here, Raitt plays live and talks to WXPN's Michaela Majoun about the making of Slipstream. (link)


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Bonnie Raitt "I Thank You" The Glow
Sam & Dave "Wrap It Up " Best Of Sam & Dave
Bonnie Raitt "Right Down the Line" Recorded Live at World Cafe
Bonnie Raitt "Used To Rule The World" Recorded Live at World Cafe
((Bonnie Raitt "Love Sneakin' Up On You" Recorded Live at World Cafe))
Bonnie Raitt "Not Cause I Wanted To" Recorded Live at World Cafe
Bonnie Raitt "Love Sneakin' Up On You" Recorded Live at World Cafe
((Bonnie Raitt "Right Down the Line" Recorded Live at World Cafe))
Delta Spirit "California" Delta Spirit
English Beat "I Confess" Special Beat Service
Roxy Music "More Than This" Avalon
Fiona Apple "Every Single Night" The Idler Wheel
((Dawn Landes "All Dressed In White" Sweet Heart Rodeo))


Bob Dylan "Things Have Changed" Wonderboy
The Alabama Shakes "I found You" EP
Otis Redding "Hard To Handle" The Otis Redding Story
Diamond Rugs "Call Girl Blues" Diamond Rugs
Theesatisfaction "Queens" Awe Naturale
Kirsty Maccoll "Walking Down Madison" Electric Landlady
((Surfer Blood "Anchorage" Astro Coast))
Spiritualized "Hey Jane" Sweetheart Sweet Light
The Velvet Underground "Rock & Roll" The Best Of The Velvet Underground
Dum Dum Girls "Bedroom Eyes" Once In Dreams
((Alela Diane "Lady Divine" To Be Still))
Of Monsters and Men "Dirty Paws" My Head is an Animal
The Decemberists "Calamity Song" The King Is Dead
World Party "Everybody Falling In Love" Arkeology
Bright Eyes "Soul Singer In A Session" Cassdega
((Mumford & Sons "Little Lion Man" Sigh No More))