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James Williamson On World Cafe

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James Williamson On World Cafe

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James Williamson On World Cafe

James Williamson On World Cafe

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Today's guest on World Cafe is guitarist James Williamson, who was a live guitarist for legendary Detroit rock band The Stooges after the release of 1970's Fun House and co-wrote 1973's Raw Power with Iggy Pop.

In 1974, Williamson began work with the group on a fourth album, Re-Licked, but the record was never released. A reconstruction of that lost album comes out Tuesday, put together by Williamson with guest vocalists, including Ariel Pink and Mark Lanegan. Hear two songs from that album and a Stooges classic on today's episode.

James Williamson On World Cafe

08Wild Love (With Mark Lanegan & Alison Mosshart)

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Wild Love (With Mark Lanegan & Alison Mosshart)

  • from Re-Licked
  • by James Williamson

01Search And Destroy

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    Album
    Raw Power
    Artist
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    Label
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    Released
    1969

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Search And Destroy

  • from Raw Power
  • by Iggy & the Stooges

02Open Up And Bleed (With Carolyn Wonderland)

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Open Up And Bleed (With Carolyn Wonderland)

  • from Re-Licked
  • by James Williamson

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