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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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
3:13 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Saintseneca On World Cafe

Saintseneca.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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  • 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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World Cafe
4:24 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Hozier On World Cafe

Hozier.
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If you've heard the gospel-tinged "Take Me to Church" from Irish singer-songwriter Hozier, it's unlikely that you've forgotten it. The soulful, emotive singing could sustain the song on its own, but when you combine it with a powerful video, it's easy to understand why Hozier's rise to popularity has been so swift. That video alone has more than four million views and climbing.

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World Cafe
4:48 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Latin Roots: New Music From Cuba

Descemer Bueno.
Courtesy of the artist

For World Cafe's new Latin Roots segment, Judy Cantor-Navas, an editor at Billboard, plays new music from Cuba. She says the easing of the cultural embargo with the U.S. has yielded major results, allowing artists and their music to travel more freely out of the country. Cantor-Navas plays a couple of examples of how that can be good for music in Cuba and beyond.

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