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Donnie Fritts And John Paul White On World Cafe

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Donnie Fritts And John Paul White On World Cafe

Studio Sessions

Donnie Fritts And John Paul White On World Cafe

Donnie Fritts And John Paul White On World Cafe

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John Paul White (left) and Donnie Fritts.

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Set List

  • "Errol Flynn"
  • "If It's Really Gotta Be This Way"

Two neighbors — Donnie Fritts and John Paul White, both from Florence, Alabama — make veteran songwriter and session man Fritts' new album, Oh My Goodness, some of his best work yet.

White, best known for his collaborations with Joy Williams in The Civil Wars, has teamed up with the 73-year-old Fritts, who started playing and writing songs in his teens. Fritts once worked with Arthur Alexander, whose early Muscle Shoals sessions were covered by both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Fritts also wrote "Breakfast In Bed," a hit for Dusty Springfield and UB40.

Hear them perform together in today's episode of World Cafe.

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