Sense Of Place

Don Was On World Cafe

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Playlist

  • "Papa Come Quick" by Bonnie Raitt
  • "Brick By Brick" by Iggy Pop
  • "Channel Z" by The B-52's

This week's Sense of Place focus on Detroit calls for a resurrection of the very first installment of a World Cafe series called Producer Profiles. This archived session from 1992 features Don Was. In the profile, Was discusses the work he's done with a number of artists, including Bonnie Raitt (Nick of Time and Luck of the Draw).

The musician was — and still is — a member of the band Was (Not Was), but had been doing more production work that extended to fellow Detroit native Iggy Pop, as well as Bob Dylan and a list of others. Even though Was had already produced such hits as "Love Shack" by The B-52's, he wouldn't let on to any knowledge that he could predict a song's potential popularity once it was complete.

Watch David Dye Explore The Musical Roots Of Detroit With Don Was

World Cafe Playlist for October 22, 2013

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