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

September 26, 2013

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
El Paso
Artist : Old 97’s
Album : King of the Hill Soundtrack
Composer :
Label : Elektra / Wea
7:06 PM
Walk Us Uptown
Artist : Elvis Costello & The Roots
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:10 PM
How You Like Me Now?
Artist : The Heavy
Album : The House That Dirt Built
Composer :
Label : Counter
7:13 PM
Fire Bug
Artist : JD McPherson
Album : Signs & Signifiers
Composer :
Label : Rounder
7:16 PM
Killing Him
Artist : Amy Lavere
Album : Anchors And Anvils
Composer :
Label : Archer Records
7:19 PM
All Night Long
Artist : Pokey LaFarge
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:20 PM
Central Time
Artist : Pokey LaFarge
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:28 PM
Kentucky Mae
Artist : Pokey LaFarge
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:37 PM
Close The Door
Artist : Pokey LaFarge
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:42 PM
All Night Long
Artist : Pokey LaFarge
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:45 PM
Close The Door
Artist : Pokey LaFarge
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:47 PM
I Used To Could
Artist : Mark Knopfler
Album : Privateering
Composer :
Label : Verve
7:50 PM
Memphis in the Meantime
Artist : John Hiatt
Album : Bring The Family
Composer :
Label : A&M
7:54 PM
Don¿t Reach too Far
Artist : Ethan Johns
Album : If Not Now, Then When?
Composer :
Label : Three Crows Records
7:57 PM
Hip Hugher
Artist : Booker T. & The MG’s
Album : Stax Vol. 7
Composer :
Label : Warner Platinum
8:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:01 PM
What’s the Matter Here
Artist : 10,000 Maniacs
Album : In My Tribe
Composer :
Label : Elektra/Wea
8:05 PM
Wild Child
Artist : Brett Dennen
Album : Smoke and Mirrors
Composer :
Label : Atlantic / ADA
8:09 PM
Heavy Metal Drummer
Artist : Wilco
Album : Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
8:13 PM
Baby Missiles
Artist : The War on Drugs
Album : Slave Ambient
Composer :
Label : Secretly Canadian
8:16 PM
Shame Chamber
Artist : Kurt Vile
Album : Wakin¿ on a Pretty Daze
Composer :
Label : Matador Records
8:21 PM
Pregnant Pause
Artist : Cass McCombs
Album : Dropping the Writ
Composer :
Label : Domino
8:22 PM
The Man Who Wants You
Artist : Amos Lee
Album : Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song
Composer :
Label : Blue Note
8:25 PM
I Want You
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Blonde on Blonde
Composer :
Label : Sony
8:28 PM
Everybody Here Wants You
Artist : Jeff Buckley
Album : Sketches For My Sweetheart the Drunk
Composer :
Label : Sony
8:33 PM
Desire
Artist : U2
Album : Rattle and Hum
Composer :
Label : Island Records
8:36 PM
Two Fingers
Artist : Jake Bugg
Album : Jake Bugg
Composer :
Label : Island/Mercury
8:39 PM
Om Nashi Me
Artist : Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Album : Up From Below
Composer :
Label : Vagrant Records
8:41 PM
King & Cross
Artist : Asgeir
Album : In the Silence
Composer :
Label : One Little Indian US
8:44 PM
Breezeblocks
Artist : AltJ
Album : An Awesome Wave
Composer :
Label : Atlantic
8:48 PM
The Chain
Artist : Fleetwood Mac
Album : The Chain: Selections from 25 Years
Composer :
Label : WEA International
8:53 PM
Magnet and Steel
Artist : Walter Egan
Album : Not Shy
Composer :
Label : Culture Factory
8:56 PM
Bright Pink Bookmark
Artist : Frightened Rabbit
Album : The Midnight Organ Fight
Composer :
Label : Fat Cat

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World Cafe
4:23 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

The Head And The Heart On World Cafe

Seattle's The Head and the Heart recently performed on World Cafe.
Josh Principe The Billions Corporation

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:29 pm

This session, from Dec. 12, 2011, is the second in our Vintage Cafe series, where we revisit some of our best studio performances.

The Head and the Heart was formed after five twentysomethings met at an open mic night in Seattle.

"None of us knew each other beforehand," recalls singer Josiah Johnson. "I just happened to go to the same open mic. [Jonathan Russell] played some songs and I played some songs, then we started talking and hanging out."

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World Cafe
4:08 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Franz Ferdinand On World Cafe

Scottish band Franz Ferdinand.
Andy Knowles Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:29 pm

Scottish dance-rock band Franz Ferdinand are back with its fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. A year-and-a-half in the making, the record includes collaborations with members of Hot Chip and Peter Bjorn and John. In this episode of World Cafe, we speak with lead singer Alex Kapranos and drummer Paul Thomson, and the band treats us to a live set.

World Cafe
3:27 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Latin Roots: Joe Arroyo

Colombian singer Joe Arroyo (left) arrives at the Latin Grammy awards in 2008.
Michael Buckner Getty Images

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 11:35 am

  • Latin Roots On World Cafe

In this installment of our Latin Roots series, The Latin Alternative co-host Ernesto Lechner discusses his favorite singer, an influential Colombian musician named Joe Arroyo.

Arroyo began singing at age 10 in the whorehouses of Cartagena. He was discovered by Fruko (a.k.a. Julio Ernesto Estrada) when he was a teenager and soon joined the salsa player's band, Fruko Y Sus Tesos.

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World Cafe
2:08 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

James Cotton On World Cafe

James Cotton
Christopher Durst Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:30 pm

Harmonica master James Cotton is a giant of the blues. Born in 1935 on a cotton plantation in Tunica, Miss., he learned the instrument from Sonny Boy Williamson, who had a radio program right across the river in West Helena, Ark. After listening to the show and imitating him on a harmonica, Cotton met Williamson, who took him under his wing.

At 15, Cotton met and played with Howlin' Wolf, who took him to record at Sun Studios in Memphis. Later, while on tour, Muddy Waters asked Cotton to replace Junior Wells in his band; Cotton stayed on the road with Waters for a dozen years.

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World Cafe
2:01 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Natalia Clavier On World Cafe

Natalia Clavier.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:30 pm

There was never any doubt that Argentine vocalist Natalia Clavier could sing. She's been proving that for years, performing jazz and serving as the anonymous voice on hundreds of techno and dance songs, most recorded when she lived in Barcelona after moving there from Buenos Aires. For years, she's also been the go-to live voice for Thievery Corporation, and she remains part of its live act.

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World Cafe
1:43 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Youth Lagoon On World Cafe

Youth Lagoon performs live at NPR Music's SXSW showcase in March 2013.
Adam Kissick for NPR

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:30 pm

Youth Lagoon is the work of Boise, Idaho's Trevor Powers. The title of his first album, 2011's The Year of Hibernation, captures what was going on: a solo bedroom project that explored the theme of emerging from isolation. It sounded great, and the positive response got Powers out of the bedroom and on the road for a year.

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World Cafe
1:11 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Houndmouth On World Cafe

Houndmouth.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:31 pm

Houndmouth is a rootsy rock band from New Albany, Ind., right across the river from Louisville. In an age of loops, samples and all things digital, Houndmouth is a refreshingly straightforward rock band with guitars, B-3 and all members singing in harmony.

The group recently released its debut album, From the Hills Below the City. Hear Houndmouth perform four of its songs on this installment of World Cafe.

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World Cafe
9:31 am
Tue September 3, 2013

World Cafe Next: Caroline Rose

Caroline Rose.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:31 pm

Singer-songwriter Caroline Rose grew up in Vermont the daughter of two artists, so it was never a far stretch to imagine she would become a performer herself. What is a little surprising is the grit in this young woman's performance. Turns out her mother is from the South, and there were many trips and exposures to Southern culture along the way. She started writing songs in her early teens hasn't stopped since, and most of her debut full-length, America Religious, was conceived on the road. It's a tough-sounding record from an artist to watch.

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World Cafe
9:15 am
Mon September 2, 2013

The Black Keys On World Cafe

The Black Keys.
Danny Clinch Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:31 pm

Welcome to the first in our weekly Vintage Cafe series of interviews from the archive. Each week we are going to be re-visiting significant session with major artists. For this installment, we bring back our Black Keys session, recorded in December 2011 right before the release of El Camino.

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World Cafe
6:53 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Parquet Courts On World Cafe

Parquet Courts.
Keven Pedersen Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:13 pm

Nonchalant raw riffage and perfect off-the-cuff lyrics are what attracted me to Light Up Gold, the second full-length album from the Brooklyn indie-rock band Parquet Courts.

On this edition of World Cafe, we were lucky enough to hear three new songs that were written after the release of Light Up Gold. We can't say what will become of them, but "Dear Ramona," in particular, is extraordinary.

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