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Playlist

March 19, 2013

6:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
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Label : Luaka Bop
6:01 PM
Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
Artist : The Slide Brothers
Album : Robert Randolph Presents: The Slide Brothers
Composer :
Label : Concord Records
6:06 PM
Peach Blossom
Artist : Eels
Album : Wonderful Glorious
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Label : Vagrant
6:10 PM
California Stars
Artist : Wilco
Album : Mermaid Avenue
Composer :
Label : Elektra/WEA
6:14 PM
Hard to Make It
Artist : Tracy Grammer
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
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Label : WXPN
6:15 PM
No One Knows Nothing Anymore
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:24 PM
I Ain’t Got No Home In This World
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:35 PM
Handyman Blues
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:38 PM
Greetings To the New Brunette
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:44 PM
Song for Next Summer
Artist : Meg Baird
Album : Seasons on Earth
Composer :
Label : Drag City
6:45 PM
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Artist : Lucinda Williams
Album : Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Composer :
Label : Island / Mercury
6:50 PM
I’m Shakin’
Artist : Jack White
Album : Blunderbuss
Composer :
Label : Third Man Records
6:53 PM
Out Of My League
Artist : Fitz & The Tantrums
Album : More Than Just a Dream
Composer :
Label : Elektra
6:57 PM
Clark Gable
Artist : The Postal Service
Album : Give Up
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
Swamp
Artist : Talking Heads
Album : Speaking in Tongues
Composer :
Label : Rhino / WEA
7:06 PM
I Lost My Job of Loving You
Artist : Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
Album : Buddy & Jim
Composer :
Label : New West Records
7:09 PM
Looking For Clues
Artist : Robert Palmer
Album : Addictions Vol. 1
Composer :
Label : Island
7:14 PM
Buena
Artist : Morphine
Album : Cure for Pain
Composer :
Label : Arista
7:17 PM
Ramona
Artist : Night Beds
Album : Country Sleep
Composer :
Label : Dead Oceans
7:21 PM
Drawerings
Artist : Dinosaur Jr.
Album : Where You Been
Composer :
Label : Rhino
7:22 PM
The Righteous Path
Artist : DriveBy Truckers
Album : Brighter Than Creation's Dark
Composer :
Label : New West Records
7:26 PM
Birmingham
Artist : Shovels & Rope
Album : O' Be Joyful
Composer :
Label : Dualtone Music Group
7:30 PM
Tighten Up
Artist : The Black Keys
Album : Brothers
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
7:34 PM
You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
Artist : Spoon
Album : Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Composer :
Label : Merge Records
7:37 PM
Shuggie
Artist : Foxygen
Album : We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic
Composer :
Label : Jagjaguwar
7:38 PM
Keep You
Artist : Wild Belle
Album : Isles
Composer :
Label : Columbia Records
7:42 PM
Everywhere That I’m Not
Artist : Translator
Album : Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits Vol. 4
Composer :
Label : Rhino
7:46 PM
Retrograde
Artist : James Blake
Album : Overgrown
Composer :
Label : Republic
7:50 PM
Woke Up This Morning
Artist : Alabama 3
Album : Woke Up This Morning
Composer :
Label : Geffen
7:54 PM
Get Up, Stand Up
Artist : Bob Marley & the Wailers
Album : Burnin'
Composer :
Label : Island
7:57 PM
This Generation
Artist : The Lions
Album : This Generation
Composer :
Label : Stones Throw

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World Cafe
2:07 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Preservation Hall Jazz Band On World Cafe

Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Courtesy of brittanicadotcom

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:28 pm

New Orleans' Preservation Hall, the dirt-floor space off Bourbon Street, was founded in 1961 as a place for the elders of Crescent City jazz to play nightly. Today, World Cafe talks with Ben Jaffe; like his father Alan, who ran the space initially, Jaffe is a tuba player who guides the world-renowned band today.

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World Cafe
1:00 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

The Greyboy Allstars On World Cafe

The Greyboy Allstars.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:28 pm

Almost 20 years ago, the members of the Greyboy Allstars got together to play a record release party for DJ Greyboy and discovered a perfect fusion. Call it rare groove, acid jazz or Electric Boogaloo (as they named their 1995 debut album), guitarist Elgin Park, keyboardist Robert Walter, saxophonist Karl Denson and the rhythm section of Chris Stillwell and Aaron Redfield have a special sound. These Allstars still draw from '60s boogaloo on their new album, Inland Emperor.

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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
4:08 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
2:01 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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