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Bert Jansch On World Cafe | February 10, 2014

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British folk musician Bert Jansch died in October 2011, about 10 months after recording this interview with World Cafe. A founding member of the folk-jazz-blues band Pentangle, along with fellow guitarist John Renbourn, Jansch was one of the most influential players of the '60s, though he never became hugely well-known.

His finger-style acoustic playing combined blues licks with folk styles. It was so unusual that both Neil Young and Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page have publicly hailed Jansch as a genius. Page adapted one of the pieces Jansch plays on this installment ofVintage Cafe, "Blackwaterside," into Led Zeppelin's "Black Mountain Side." Jansch had already been battling cancer (which was originally diagnosed in 2009) at the time of this interview.

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The Police “Walking on the Moon” Reggatta De Blanc
Foster the People “Coming of Age” Supermodel
Pete Yorn “Strange Condition” Musicforthemorningafter
The War on Drugs “Red Eyes” Lost in the Dream
((Bert Jansch “Blackwaterside” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
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
((Bert Jansch “Katy Cruel” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
David Crosby “What’s Broken” Croz
Paul Simon “One Trick Pony” One Trick Pony
Asgeir “King and Cross” In the Silence
Josh Ritter "To the Dogs or Whoever" The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter
Bob Marley & the Wailers “Lively Up Yourself” Natty Dread
Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate “Tanana” Faya
Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate “Faya” Faya
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss “Please Read the Letter” Raising Sand
((Atlantic Pacific “One of One” Meet Your New Love))
Midlake “The Old and the Young” Antiphon
Drive-By Truckers “Pauline Hawkins” English Oceans
Los Lobos “This Time” This Time
Joseph Arthur “Saint of Impossible Causes” The Ballad of Boogie Christ
((Pickwick “Hacienda Motel” Can’t Talk Medicine))
Erykah Badu “Honey” New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War
Fiona Apple “Criminal” Tidal
Hozier “Take Me to Church” Take Me to Church EP
Muddy Waters “40 Days and 40 Nights” Fathers and Sons