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World Cafe Looks Back: Rosanne Cash | January 9, 2012

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Throughout the month of October, 2011, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of World Cafe, and revisited some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

World Cafe has been lucky enough to feature Rosanne Cash more than once; in fact, her interview from 2006 is one of our absolute favorites of the past 20 years.

Today's installment of World Cafe combines two of her most intimate interviews. The first is the 2006 conversation in which Cash presents songs from her dark and beautiful alt-country release, Black Cadillac. Produced by her husband John Leventhal, the record was written after the loss of many important influences in her life: father Johnny Cash, stepmother June Carter Cash and mother Vivian Liberto. The interview explores the profound impact of these events on her songwriting and performing.

Second, hear a 2009 interview with Cash about her 12th studio album, The List. This record was based on a list she'd received from her father that contained what he saw as the 100 greatest country songs. Cash picked 12 of them to sing on her album, and brought in guest performers like Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello to breathe new life into these classic tunes.(link)

Playlist

Hour 1

(( )) for interlude music

Patsy Cline "She's Got You" Greatest Hits
Johnny Cash "Guess Things Happen That Way" A Perfect Day Soundtrack
Rosanne Cash "God is in the Roses" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Rosanne Cash "Radio Operator" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Rosanne Cash "House on the Lake" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

((Anthony D'Amato "Holy War" Down Wires))

Rosanne Cash "Black Cadillac" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Rosanne Cash "The World Unseen" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Rosanne Cash "Seven Year Ache" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

((Southeast Engine "Curse Of Canaanville" Canary))

Hank Snow "I'm Movin' On" The Essential Hank Snow
Rosanne Cash " I'm Movin' On" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

Hour 2

Arrested Development "Tennessee" 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life Of...
Los Lobos "Reva's House" Kiko
Los Lobos "Kiko and the Lavender Moon" Kiko
The Jayhawks "Waiting for the Sun" Hollywood Town Hall
kd lang "Constant Craving" Ingenue

((Kim Taylor "You Can Rely On Me" I Feel Like A Fading Light))

Sheryl Crow "Leaving Las Vegas" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Sheryl Crow "All I Wanna Do" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Freedy Johnston "The Lucky One" Can You Fly
Sugar "If I Can't Change Your Mind" Copper Blue

((The Ting Tings "Shut Up And Let Me Go" We Started Nothing))

The Lumineers "Morning Song" The Lumineers
The Lumineers "Dead Sea" The Lumineers
PJ Harvey "Dress" Dry
Soul Asylum "Keep it Up" Grave Dancer's Union

((Voxtrot "Easy" Voxtrot))