World Cafe

Weeknights at 7pm
David Dye

 

The premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country. 

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Playlist

March 19, 2013

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
Artist : The Slide Brothers
Album : Robert Randolph Presents: The Slide Brothers
Composer :
Label : Concord Records
7:06 PM
Peach Blossom
Artist : Eels
Album : Wonderful Glorious
Composer :
Label : Vagrant
7:10 PM
California Stars
Artist : Wilco
Album : Mermaid Avenue
Composer :
Label : Elektra/WEA
7:14 PM
Hard to Make It
Artist : Tracy Grammer
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:15 PM
No One Knows Nothing Anymore
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:24 PM
I Ain’t Got No Home In This World
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:35 PM
Handyman Blues
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:38 PM
Greetings To the New Brunette
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:44 PM
Song for Next Summer
Artist : Meg Baird
Album : Seasons on Earth
Composer :
Label : Drag City
7:45 PM
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Artist : Lucinda Williams
Album : Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Composer :
Label : Island / Mercury
7:50 PM
I’m Shakin’
Artist : Jack White
Album : Blunderbuss
Composer :
Label : Third Man Records
7:53 PM
Out Of My League
Artist : Fitz & The Tantrums
Album : More Than Just a Dream
Composer :
Label : Elektra
7:57 PM
Clark Gable
Artist : The Postal Service
Album : Give Up
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
8:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:01 PM
Swamp
Artist : Talking Heads
Album : Speaking in Tongues
Composer :
Label : Rhino / WEA
8:06 PM
I Lost My Job of Loving You
Artist : Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
Album : Buddy & Jim
Composer :
Label : New West Records
8:09 PM
Looking For Clues
Artist : Robert Palmer
Album : Addictions Vol. 1
Composer :
Label : Island
8:14 PM
Buena
Artist : Morphine
Album : Cure for Pain
Composer :
Label : Arista
8:17 PM
Ramona
Artist : Night Beds
Album : Country Sleep
Composer :
Label : Dead Oceans
8:21 PM
Drawerings
Artist : Dinosaur Jr.
Album : Where You Been
Composer :
Label : Rhino
8:22 PM
The Righteous Path
Artist : DriveBy Truckers
Album : Brighter Than Creation's Dark
Composer :
Label : New West Records
8:26 PM
Birmingham
Artist : Shovels & Rope
Album : O' Be Joyful
Composer :
Label : Dualtone Music Group
8:30 PM
Tighten Up
Artist : The Black Keys
Album : Brothers
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
8:34 PM
You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
Artist : Spoon
Album : Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Composer :
Label : Merge Records
8:37 PM
Shuggie
Artist : Foxygen
Album : We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic
Composer :
Label : Jagjaguwar
8:38 PM
Keep You
Artist : Wild Belle
Album : Isles
Composer :
Label : Columbia Records
8:42 PM
Everywhere That I’m Not
Artist : Translator
Album : Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits Vol. 4
Composer :
Label : Rhino
8:46 PM
Retrograde
Artist : James Blake
Album : Overgrown
Composer :
Label : Republic
8:50 PM
Woke Up This Morning
Artist : Alabama 3
Album : Woke Up This Morning
Composer :
Label : Geffen
8:54 PM
Get Up, Stand Up
Artist : Bob Marley & the Wailers
Album : Burnin'
Composer :
Label : Island
8:57 PM
This Generation
Artist : The Lions
Album : This Generation
Composer :
Label : Stones Throw

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World Cafe
1:59 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Ray LaMontagne On World Cafe

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 10:46 am

In this installment of Vintage Cafe, we revisit Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs' performance from Oct. 8, 2010.

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World Cafe
2:18 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Jack Johnson On World Cafe

Jack Johnson.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 10:46 am

Singer-songwriter Jack Johnson recently released his sixth album of breezy, easygoing songs: From Here to Now to You finds him returning to more acoustic arrangements after 2010's To the Sea, which featured more instrumental variations, including electric guitars.

In this World Cafe session, Johnson credits much of his success to his wife, and dedicates a couple of songs to their relationship. The singer also discusses his Hawaiian home and the influence of the indigenous slack-key guitar culture on his style.

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World Cafe
1:56 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Latin Roots: The Evolution Of Balada

José José.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 3:53 pm

On Thursday's installment of World Cafe's Latin Roots series, Ernesto Lechner — co-host of the radio show The Latin Alternative — dives into balada, a romantic style of Latin music. Lechner starts by playing a couple of examples of the style from the late 1960s, when authentic balada drew from jazz and even the Brazilian genre of bossa nova. We'll also hear a modern rendition of the style from Babasónicos of Argentina.

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World Cafe
11:09 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Jason Isbell On World Cafe

Jason Isbell.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 12:40 pm

Soulful roots-rock singer Jason Isbell has been writing revealing, introspective songs since his days in the Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers. After leaving the group in 2007, Isbell went on to record a string of studio albums with and without his new band, The 400 Unit. His hit "Alabama Pines" won Song of the Year honors at the 2012 Americana Music Awards.

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World Cafe
12:18 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Neko Case On World Cafe

Neko Case.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri December 27, 2013 4:14 pm

This segment, from Sept. 18, is part of our Best Of 2013 series, in which we revisit some of our most memorable interviews and performances of the year.

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World Cafe
12:58 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

She & Him On World Cafe

She & Him.
Autumn de Wilde Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 10:47 am

When actress Zooey Deschanel started recording with producer M. Ward as She & Him in 2006, it was easy to see it as a passing thing. With the duo releasing the third album-length installment of its ongoing collaboration this year — in addition to a holiday record titled A Very She & Him Christmas — it's now pretty clearly a long-haul project.

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World Cafe
10:32 am
Mon September 16, 2013

World Cafe Next: Wildcat! Wildcat!

Wildcat! Wildcat!
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue October 29, 2013 9:16 am

  • Hear Two Songs By Wildcat! Wildcat!

The punchy L.A. indie-pop band Wildcat! Wildcat! is made up of three members who've been friends since middle school. They've released a couple of singles — including the latest, "Mr. Quiche" — and recently compiled them on a new EP. Hear a couple of the band's songs on this installment of World Cafe: Next.

World Cafe
2:07 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Preservation Hall Jazz Band On World Cafe

Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Courtesy of brittanicadotcom

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:28 pm

New Orleans' Preservation Hall, the dirt-floor space off Bourbon Street, was founded in 1961 as a place for the elders of Crescent City jazz to play nightly. Today, World Cafe talks with Ben Jaffe; like his father Alan, who ran the space initially, Jaffe is a tuba player who guides the world-renowned band today.

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World Cafe
1:00 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

The Greyboy Allstars On World Cafe

The Greyboy Allstars.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:28 pm

Almost 20 years ago, the members of the Greyboy Allstars got together to play a record release party for DJ Greyboy and discovered a perfect fusion. Call it rare groove, acid jazz or Electric Boogaloo (as they named their 1995 debut album), guitarist Elgin Park, keyboardist Robert Walter, saxophonist Karl Denson and the rhythm section of Chris Stillwell and Aaron Redfield have a special sound. These Allstars still draw from '60s boogaloo on their new album, Inland Emperor.

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World Cafe
5:31 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Treetop Flyers On World Cafe

Treetop Flyers.
Sam Ford Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:28 pm

We welcome British band Treetop Flyers to the World Cafe. They are a folk-rock five-piece that initially turned heads on the main stage of the 2011 Glastonbury Festival. They won the spot through an "emerging artist" competition. From there, they were signed to Loose Music in the U.K. and to Partisan Records in the U.S. and put out their debut full-length record, The Mountain Moves, in June of this year. Their music is very much inspired by California in the '70s, so it was not much of a stretch to decamp to Malibu to record their debut.

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