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Rev. John Wilkins On World Cafe

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Rev. John Wilkins On World Cafe

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Rev. John Wilkins On World Cafe

Rev. John Wilkins On World Cafe

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Set List

  • "You Can't Hurry God"
  • "Jesus Will Fix It"
  • "Prodigal Son"
  • "I Want Jesus To Walk With Me"

We couldn't leave Memphis without a taste of the blues from gospel-blues singer and preacher Rev. John Wilkins. He's the son of Rev. Robert Wilkins, who wrote "Prodigal Son," a song famously covered by The Rolling Stones on Beggars Banquet.

Here, we've got a performance by Rev. John Wilkins with his band — and his daughters on backing vocals. During our interview, Wilkins spoke about his faith and his father, and even sings a version of "Prodigal Son" himself.