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, 2013

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
Have a Holly Jolly Christmas
Artist : Old 97’s
Album : Honky Tonk Holidays: Christmas in Deep Nöellum
Composer :
Label : Big Iron
7:02 PM
Jingle Bell Jamboree
Artist : Keb Mo
Album : The Spirit Of The Holiday EP
Composer :
Label : Yolabelle International
7:06 PM
Little Saint Nick
Artist : The Beach Boys
Album : Christmas Harmonies
Composer :
Label : Capitol
7:08 PM
This Christmas
Artist : Donny Hathaway
Album : Soul Christmas
Composer :
Label : Atlantic / WEA
7:11 PM
Christmas at the Airport
Artist : Nick Lowe
Album : Quality Street
Composer :
Label : Yep Roc Records
7:15 PM
Winter Wonderland
Artist : Al Kooper
Album : Christmas Guitars
Composer :
Label : Green Linnet
7:20 PM
North Pole Express
Artist : Nick Lowe
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:27 PM
Dollar Short of Happy
Artist : Nick Lowe
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:32 PM
She’s Got Soul
Artist : Nick Lowe
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:38 PM
Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day
Artist : Nick Lowe
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:41 PM
Sleigh Bells and Wine
Artist : Jason Gleason
Album : A Santa Clause
Composer :
Label : Immortal
7:43 PM
Are You Coming Over For Christmas
Artist : Belle & Sebastian
Album : Are You Coming Over For Christmas
Composer :
Label : Matador
7:46 PM
Someday At Christmas
Artist : Stevie Wonder
Album : A Motown Christmas
Composer :
Label : Motown
7:49 PM
Christmas in Prison
Artist : John Prine
Album : John Prine Christmas
Composer :
Label : Oh Boy
7:53 PM
How to Make Gravy
Artist : Paul Kelly
Album : Songs From The South: The Best of Paul Kelly
Composer :
Label : Compass Records
8:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:01 PM
Run Rudolph Run
Artist : Chuck Berry
Album : Chess Box
Composer :
Label : Chess
8:03 PM
Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)
Artist : JD McPherson
Album : Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)
Composer :
Label : New Rounder
8:06 PM
Skating Away On The Thin Ice of a New Day
Artist : Jethro Tull
Album : War Child
Composer :
Label : Chrysalis Records
8:09 PM
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Artist : The Fab Four
Album : Hark!
Composer :
Label : The Fab Four Corp. / Robo Records
8:12 PM
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Artist : The Fab Four
Album : Hark!
Composer :
Label : The Fab Four Corp. / Robo Records
8:20 PM
Sleigh Ride
Artist : The Fab Four
Album : Hark!
Composer :
Label : The Fab Four Corp. / Robo Records
8:24 PM
Sleigh Ride
Artist : Los Straightjackets
Album : Tis the Season for Los Straightjackets
Composer :
Label : Yep Roc Records
8:31 PM
Venimos Desde Lejos
Artist : Travy Joe
Album : Venimos Desde Lejos
Composer :
Label : One Spirit Records
8:38 PM
Aires De Navidad          
Artist : Willie Colon
Album : Asalto Navideño
Composer :
Label : Universal Latino
8:43 PM
Aires De Navidad          
Artist : Willie Colon
Album : Asalto Navideño
Composer :
Label : Universal Latino
8:45 PM
On Grafton Street
Artist : Nanci Griffith
Album : Flyer
Composer :
Label : Elektra/Wea
8:49 PM
Baby It’s Cold Outside
Artist : Rufus Wainwright & Sharon Van Etten
Album : Holidays Rule
Composer :
Label : Hear Music
8:53 PM
Merry Christmas, Baby/Please Come Home For Christmas
Artist : Charles Brown
Album : Bullseye Blues Christmas
Composer :
Label : Bullseye Blues

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World Cafe
4:48 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

He's My Brother, She's My Sister On World Cafe

He's My Brother, She's My Sister.
Courtesy of the artist

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

Joining us in the studio for hour two of Tuesday's World Cafe is the Los Angeles band He's My Brother, She's My Sister. As the name implies, lead vocalists Robert and Rachel Kolar are indeed siblings.

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World Cafe
4:48 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Elvis Costello And The Roots On World Cafe

Elvis Costello and ?uestlove of The Roots.
Danny Clinch Courtesy of the artist

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

In hour one of Tuesday's installment of World Cafe, we talk with Elvis Costello and The Roots' powerhouse drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson about how they met and came to utilize hip-hop techniques to make a non-hip-hop record. Costello and The Roots unveiled their collaborative album Wise Up Ghost last week — it's a project they'd made in semi-secrecy.

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World Cafe
1:59 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

World Cafe Next: Ásgeir

Ásgeir.
Courtesy of the artist

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

  • Hear Two Songs By Ásgeir

Musically speaking, we travel to Iceland for Monday's installment of World Cafe: Next. Our featured artist is Ásgeir, a 21-year-old singer-songwriter who's on his way to making history. After releasing his debut album (In the Silence) in his homeland last year, the singer has the best-selling and fastest-selling debut album ever in Iceland.

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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 Thu September 26, 2013 10:47 am

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.

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