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Exclusive Premiere: Bonnie Raitt's Reggae-Inspired 'Right Down the Line'

Listen to the first single from 'Slipstream'

February 7, 2012 10:00 AM ET
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Click to listen to Bonnie Raitt's 'Right Down The Line'

On April 10th, Bonnie Raitt will release her first album in seven years, and it's the first on her newly minted label Redwing Records . The first single off the bluesy Slipstream is her reggae-inspired take on Gerry Rafferty's "Right Down The Line," which Raitt says she recorded because she loves "that nexus where reggae and rock meet."

"I've always been a big Gerry Rafferty fan. I heard the song 'Right Down the Line' come on the radio a few years ago and the guitar came to me like a lighting bolt," she tells Rolling Stone. "Gerry was such a soulful and unique artist and I'm very sorry he passed before he could hear our version of his song."

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