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Dwight Yoakam Looks To The Past — And Prince

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Dwight Yoakam, 'These Arms'

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Dwight Yoakam And Lenny Waronker On World Cafe

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Dwight Yoakam On World Cafe

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Dwight Yoakam: Weary And Wary On '3 Pears'

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