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Dwight Yoakam And Lenny Waronker On World Cafe

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Dwight Yoakam and Lenny Waronker. (WXPN)

We talk with Dwight Yoakam, whose career really took off in the 1980s when his debut album Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. on Warner Bros. Records went to No. 1 on the country charts. Yoakam met our other guest today, Lenny Waronker, producer, A&R man and later president of Warner Bros., when that album came out.

Yoakam is back with Warner Bros. and working once again with Waronker, who oversaw Yoakam's last album, 3 Pears, and his soon to be released new album Second Hand Heart. Yoakam and Waronker discuss how they met and how they work together. The producer also talks a bit about the artistic philosophy of Warner Bros. Records.

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