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 25, 2012

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
Merry Christmas From The Family
Artist : Robert Earl Keen
Album : Gringo Honeymoon
Composer :
Label : Mercury
7:07 PM
The Chipmunk Song
Artist : Alvin & The Chipmunks
Album : Chipmunks Christmas
Composer :
Label : Capitol
7:08 PM
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
Artist : Brenda Lee
Album : The Hit Collection
Composer :
Label : Double Play
7:11 PM
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Artist : Jackson 5
Album : A Motown Christmas
Composer :
Label : Motown
7:13 PM
You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch
Artist : Whirling Dervishes
Album : Grinch
Composer :
Label : Foundation
7:15 PM
Sleigh Ride
Artist : Johnny A
Album : Sleigh Ride
Composer :
Label : Favored Nations
7:18 PM
Christmas At Ground Zero
Artist : Weird Al Yankovic
Album : Polka Party
Composer :
Label : Sbme Special Mkts.
7:22 PM
Happy Christmas War Is Over
Artist : The Polyphonic Spree
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:26 PM
The Christmas Song
Artist : The Polyphonic Spree
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:29 PM
Silver Bells
Artist : The Polyphonic Spree
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:33 PM
Little Drummer Boy
Artist : The Polyphonic Spree
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:39 PM
Chrismas Eve Sarajevo
Artist : Trans Siberian Orchestra
Album : Christmas Eve and Other Stories
Composer :
Label : Lava
7:41 PM
Father Christmas
Artist : The Kinks
Album : Come Dancing with the Kinks: The Best of the Kinks 19771986
Composer :
Label : Velvel
7:44 PM
Skating Away On The Thin Ice of a New Day
Artist : Jethro Tull
Album : War Child
Composer :
Label : Chrysalis Records
7:48 PM
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Artist : Alvin & The Chipmunks
Album : Chipmunks Christmas
Composer :
Label : Capitol
7:49 PM
This Christmas
Artist : Donny Hathaway
Album : Soul Christmas
Composer :
Label : Atlantic / WEA
7:53 PM
Jingle Bells
Artist : Booker T & The MG’s
Album : The Ultimate R&B Christmas
Composer :
Label : The Right Stuff/TRS
7:55 PM
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Artist : The Smithereens
Album : The Edge of Christmas
Composer :
Label : Oglio Records
8:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:01 PM
Blue Christmas
Artist : Elvis Presley
Album : Elvis: Blue Christmas
Composer :
Label : BMG Special Product
8:03 PM
Someday At Christmas
Artist : Stevie Wonder
Album : A Motown Christmas
Composer :
Label : Motown
8:06 PM
Mele Kalikimaka
Artist : Poi Dog Pondering
Album : Acoustic Christmas
Composer :
Label : Columbia
8:09 PM
Santa Claus Is Back In Town
Artist : My Morning Jacket
Album : My Morning Jacket Does Xmas Fiasco Style EP
Composer :
Label : ATO Records
8:13 PM
Joy To the World (Mocean Worker Remixed)
Artist : The Cathedral Brass
Album : Christmas Remixed
Composer :
Label : Christmas Chill
8:17 PM
En La Navidad
Artist : Yomo Y Daniel Hector
Album : Feliz Navidad
Composer :
Label : Fania
8:22 PM
Amarga Navidad
Artist : Lila Downs
Album : La Cantina
Composer :
Label : Narada
8:28 PM
Farolito
Artist : Latinos Band
Album : Navidad Colombiana
Composer :
Label : Yoyo USA
8:33 PM
A Comer Lechon
Artist : Cuco Valoy
Album : Tira Pulla En Navidad!
Composer :
Label : Virtuoso Records
8:39 PM
Feliz Navidad
Artist : The Daddy Mack Blues Band
Album : Bluestones
Composer :
Label : Inside Sounds
8:41 PM
Linus and lucy
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Happy Anniversary, Charlie Brown
Composer :
Label : GRP Records
8:43 PM
Christmas in Prison
Artist : John Prine
Album : John Prine Christmas
Composer :
Label : Oh Boy
8:47 PM
Christmas in the Trenches
Artist : John McCutcheon
Album : Rounder Christmas Album: Must Be Santa!
Composer :
Label : Rounder / UMGD
8:52 PM
Grateful for Christmas
Artist : Hayes Carll
Album : Kmag Yoyo
Composer :
Label : Lost Highway
8:56 PM
"Linus and Lucy"
Artist : Moe
Album : Seasons Greetings from Moe
Composer :
Label : Fatboy 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
Courtesy of the artist
  • 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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