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

December 24, 2012

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)
Artist : JD McPherson
Album : Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)
Composer :
Label : Rounder Records
7:03 PM
Home For the Holidays
Artist : The dBs
Album : Christmas Time Again
Composer :
Label : Collector's Choice
7:06 PM
Wonderful Christmastime
Artist : The Shins
Album : Holidays Rule
Composer :
Label : Hear Music
7:08 PM
Christmastime
Artist : Aimee Mann
Album : Just Say Noel
Composer :
Label : Geffen
7:12 PM
2000 Miles
Artist : The Pretenders
Album : The Edge of Christmas
Composer :
Label : Oglio
7:15 PM
25th December
Artist : Everything But the Girl
Album : You Sleigh Me
Composer :
Label : Atlantic
7:20 PM
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Artist : John Scofield
Album : Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas
Composer :
Label : Polygram
7:26 PM
Joy
Artist : Tracy Thorn
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:31 PM
Like A Snowman
Artist : Tracy Thorn
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:37 PM
River
Artist : Tracy Thorn
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:45 PM
Tinsel and Lights
Artist : Tracy Thorn
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:49 PM
Sleigh Bells & Wine
Artist : Jason Gleason
Album : A Santa Cause
Composer :
Label : Immortal Records
7:49 PM
Merry Christmas Baby
Artist : Otis Redding
Album : R&B Christmas Vol. 3
Composer :
Label : Atlantic
7:51 PM
White Christmas
Artist : The Drifters
Album : Christmas Album
Composer :
Label : New West Records
7:55 PM
Santa Baby
Artist : Eartha Kitt
Album : Billboard Greatest Christmas Hits: 19351954
Composer :
Label : Rhino
8:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:01 PM
Fairytale of New York
Artist : The Pogues
Album : Essential Pogues
Composer :
Label : Polygram
8:06 PM
Christmas In The Room
Artist : Sufjan Stevens
Album : Silver & Gold
Composer :
Label : Asthmatic Kitty
8:10 PM
Christmas Wrapping
Artist : The Waitresses
Album : The Edge of Christmas
Composer :
Label : Oglio
8:15 PM
Sleigh Ride
Artist : Los Straitjackets
Album : Tis The Season for Los Straitjackets
Composer :
Label : Yep Roc Records
8:19 PM
Little Drummer Boy
Artist : Pink Martini
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:25 PM
Congratulations (Happy New Year)
Artist : Pink Martini
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:30 PM
Do You Hear What I Hear
Artist : Pink Martini
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:35 PM
White Christmas
Artist : Pink Martini
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:37 PM
We Three Kings
Artist : Pink Martini
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:43 PM
Winter Wonderland
Artist : Al Kooper
Album : Christmas Guitars
Composer :
Label : Green Linnet
8:44 PM
Getting Ready For Christmas Day
Artist : Paul Simon
Album : So Beautiful Or So What
Composer :
Label : Hear Music
8:48 PM
Baby It’s Cold Outside
Artist : Ray Charles & Betty Carter
Album : Ray Charles and Betty Carter/Dedicated to You
Composer :
Label : Atlantic / WEA
8:52 PM
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : Verve Remixed Christmas
Composer :
Label : Verve

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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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World Cafe
4:41 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Mark Mulcahy On World Cafe

Mark Mulcahy.
Courtesy of the artist

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

If you were an indie-rock fan in the mid-1980s, then you undoubtedly stumbled upon Miracle Legion. In the post R.E.M. jangle-rock landscape, they called it "college rock" and the Connecticut-based Miracle Legion ruled. It happened again with his work on Nickelodeon's Adventures of Pete & Pete with the fake-band Polaris made up of Miracle Legion musicians.

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World Cafe
2:20 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

World Cafe Next: Royal Bangs

Royal Bangs.
Ramon Hess Courtesy of the artist

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

Our World Cafe: Next artist this week is Royal Bangs, a band originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. The band formed in 2001 and had their first album released by The Black Keys' Patrick Carney on his own Audio Eagle Records in 2008. He actually discovered the band on MySpace.

The band is fronted by Ryan Schaefer and their new album, Brass, was produced by Carney. It's scheduled to be released on September 17, but you can hear two tracks from it on the World Cafe: Next podcast.

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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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