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World Cafe Next: Sonny Knight

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"These are dreams that I had forgotten. Only now that they are starting to come true do I remember that I had them at all."

These words are from our World Cafe: Next artist this week, Sonny Knight.

Now 67, Knight cut his first single in 1965 at age 17, but his music career took a backseat to the reality of duty in the Vietnam War. After that, he spent many years as a truck driver. Recently, Secret Stash Records released an album called I'm Still Here, credited to Sonny Knight and His Fabulous Lakers. New "old-school" soul music, it captures the singer sounding as vital as ever. Today, we play two tracks, which you can download with our World Cafe: Next podcast.

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