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

June 21, 2013

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
Fire Bug
Artist : JD McPherson
Album : Signs & Signifiers
Composer :
Label : Rounder
7:03 PM
Chicken Switch
Artist : The James Hunter Six
Album : Minute By Minute
Composer :
Label : UMGD/Fantasy
7:06 PM
A New Life
Artist : Jim James
Album : Regions of Light & Sound of God
Composer :
Label : ATO
7:09 PM
Wicked Messenger
Artist : Faces
Album : The Best of Faces: Good Boys When They're Asleep
Composer :
Label : Rhino / WEA
7:13 PM
Stay With Me
Artist : Faces
Album : A Nod Is As Good As A Wink To the Blind
Composer :
Label : Warner Bros.
7:16 PM
Can’t Stop Me Now
Artist : Rod Stewart
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:24 PM
It’s Over
Artist : Rod Stewart
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:33 PM
Handbags & Gladrags
Artist : Rod Stewart
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:39 PM
Do Ya Think I’m Sexy
Artist : Rod Stewart
Album : Blondes Have More Fun
Composer :
Label : Warner Bros.
7:41 PM
Missed the Boat
Artist : Modest Mouse
Album : We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Composer :
Label : Sony
7:45 PM
Devil Moon
Artist : Bobby Long
Album : Wishbone
Composer :
Label : ATO
7:49 PM
Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World
Artist : Johnny Clegg & Savuka
Album : Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World
Composer :
Label : Capitol
7:53 PM
Amidine
Artist : Bombino
Album : Nomad
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
8:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:00 PM
People Have The Power
Artist : Patti Smith
Album : Dream Of Life
Composer :
Label : Arista
8:06 PM
Killing Floor
Artist : Electric Flag
Album : A Long Time Comin'
Composer :
Label : Subme Special Mkts.
8:10 PM
Got To Get You Into My Life
Artist : Earth, Wind & Fire
Album : Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1
Composer :
Label : Sony
8:14 PM
Smooth
Artist : Santana
Album : Supernatural
Composer :
Label : Arista
8:20 PM
The Fog
Artist : The Amazing
Album : Gentle Stream
Composer :
Label : Partisan Records
8:23 PM
Piece Of My Heart
Artist : Janis Joplin
Album : The Essential Janis Joplin
Composer :
Label : Sony
8:30 PM
Saturday Night
Artist : Bay City Rollers
Album : Rollin'
Composer :
Label : Sony/BMG International
8:34 PM
Because the Night
Artist : Patti Smith Group
Album : Easter
Composer :
Label : Arista
8:40 PM
I Will Always Love You
Artist : Whitney Houston
Album : The Bodyguard Sountrack
Composer :
Label : Arista
8:45 PM
Freckle Song
Artist : Chuck Prophet
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:47 PM
Touch of Grey
Artist : The Grateful Dead
Album : In the Dark
Composer :
Label : Arista
8:52 PM
A Rock And Roll Fantasy
Artist : The Kinks
Album : The Kinks Greatest 19701986 (Disc 2)
Composer :
Label : Velvel Records
8:57 PM
Tequila Sundae
Artist : Urge Overkill
Album : Saturation
Composer :
Label : Triple X Records

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World Cafe
3:36 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Latin Roots: The 15th Latin Alternative Music Conference

Babasónicos will perform at the Latin Alternative Music Conference this weekend.
Courtesy of the artist

The 15th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference is underway this week in New York City. Free concerts are held in Manhattan and Brooklyn throughout the festival, while sessions and showcases are available only to registered attendees, who come from all over the Spanish-speaking world to find what's next in Latin music.

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World Cafe
2:43 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

King Khan & The Shrines On World Cafe

King Khan & The Shrines.
Tiger Lilly Courtesy of the artist

King Khan & The Shrines, a psychedelic garage/soul band from Berlin, is led by the charismatic Arish Khan. Khan grew up in Montreal, the son of South Asian parents, and first played in punk bands. The group has been recording together since 2000 and released its latest album, Idle No More, last fall.

Khan is fascinating: He's both an over-the-top performer and a far-ranging thinker. In this session, he discusses the new album's title, which comes from a Canadian indigenous people's movement.

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World Cafe
3:13 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Saintseneca On World Cafe

Saintseneca.
Courtesy of the artist

Saintseneca is an Ohio-based folk-rock band led by Zac Little. After releasing an album called Last in 2013, the group went through changes in personnel and direction leading up to the appropriately titled Dark Arc, which came out this spring.

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World Cafe
2:23 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Joe Henry On World Cafe

Joe Henry.
Courtesy of the artist

A veteran musician and producer, Joe Henry has worked with the likes of Mavis Staples, Aimee Mann and Loudon Wainwright III. His album with the late Solomon Burke won a Grammy in 2002.

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World Cafe
3:22 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

World Cafe Next: Kutosis

Kutosis
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  • Hear Two Songs By Kutosis

We call on Cardiff, Wales for our World Cafe: Next artists this week. Kutosis is a power-pop trio whose music has been described as "post punk, reverb-drenched and breezy." Their second album, Dream It Away, was released in June on Jealous Lover's Club Records. From album artwork to song titles, this group is all about surfing — a fitting match for their sunny power pop.

Don't forget to download our World Cafe: Next podcast with two songs from Kutosis.

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World Cafe
6:29 am
Fri July 4, 2014

World Cafe's July 4th Mixtape

Appeal to the senses this Independence Day — before watching fireworks, treat your ears to this playlist of World Cafe favorites.
Yana Paskova Getty Images

Originally published on Fri July 4, 2014 5:57 pm

I love mixtapes. Don't we all? If I'm having a party or even a dinner, I meticulously program the music — even though, if it's a good party, no one will hear it because they're all talking!

Here's my Fourth of July mixtape for you. No in-studio guest today, just a wide variety of music with the only stipulation that "America," "American" or "U.S." has to be somewhere in the title. It's not even all from the U.S.! There's a version of the Brazilian singer Jorge Ben's "So Loco Porti America." There are some stirring classic tunes from Tom Petty and The Steve Miller Band.

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World Cafe
2:23 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Chrissie Hynde On World Cafe

Chrissie Hynde.
Dean Chalkley Courtesy of the artist

Ever since she helped form The Pretenders in the late 1970s, Chrissie Hynde has identified as part of the legendary British band. Recently, though, Hynde set out as a solo artist, releasing the album Stockholm in June.

Hynde tells World Cafe that the album is a product of collaboration; she even traveled to Sweden to work with Bjorn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John. That pairing led to others, including unlikely appearances by Neil Young and John McEnroe.

Hear a four-song set on today's World Cafe.

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World Cafe
3:29 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Dan Croll On World Cafe

Dan Croll.
Courtesy of the artist

English electro-pop musician Dan Croll released his debut album earlier this year; it's titled Sweet Disarray, an apt name for such a stylistically rich record.

Croll went to school for music at the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts, which was founded by Paul McCartney. Croll was even chosen by his classmates to meet Sir Paul; we'll hear that story and a live set in the studio today.

World Cafe
11:41 am
Tue July 1, 2014

John Fullbright On World Cafe

John Fullbright.
Vicki Farmer Courtesy of the artist

John Fullbright is from Okemah, Okla., the hometown of Woody Guthrie. World Cafe first showcased Fullbright in 2012, when he released his diverse, Grammy-nominated album From the Ground Up.

His latest album is simply called Songs. As the title suggests, it's a collection of straightforward compositions, but they take on complicated topics. "Happy," for example, poses the question, "Do you have to have to be depressed to write a great song?"

Hear "Happy" and three other Fullbright songs in today's session.

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World Cafe
1:41 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

World Cafe Next: Heaven's Jail

Heaven's Jail.
Courtesy of the artist
  • Hear Two Songs By Heaven's Jail

This week's World Cafe: Next artist is the Brooklyn band Heaven's Jail. Frontman Francesco Ferorelli grew up listening to metal and hip-hop, later discovered country, and now plays indie-rock music. Producer Matthew Houck (of Phosphorescent fame) says of Ferorelli, "[He] is my favorite kind of songwriter — sensitive but not sappy, smart but not precious."

Ace Called Zero, the debut album by Heaven's Jail, is due out August 26. Download two songs as part of the World Cafe: Next podcast.

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