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Playlist

December 25, 2012

6:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
6:01 PM
Merry Christmas From The Family
Artist : Robert Earl Keen
Album : Gringo Honeymoon
Composer :
Label : Mercury
6:07 PM
The Chipmunk Song
Artist : Alvin & The Chipmunks
Album : Chipmunks Christmas
Composer :
Label : Capitol
6:08 PM
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
Artist : Brenda Lee
Album : The Hit Collection
Composer :
Label : Double Play
6:11 PM
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Artist : Jackson 5
Album : A Motown Christmas
Composer :
Label : Motown
6:13 PM
You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch
Artist : Whirling Dervishes
Album : Grinch
Composer :
Label : Foundation
6:15 PM
Sleigh Ride
Artist : Johnny A
Album : Sleigh Ride
Composer :
Label : Favored Nations
6:18 PM
Christmas At Ground Zero
Artist : Weird Al Yankovic
Album : Polka Party
Composer :
Label : Sbme Special Mkts.
6:22 PM
Happy Christmas War Is Over
Artist : The Polyphonic Spree
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:26 PM
The Christmas Song
Artist : The Polyphonic Spree
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:29 PM
Silver Bells
Artist : The Polyphonic Spree
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:33 PM
Little Drummer Boy
Artist : The Polyphonic Spree
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:39 PM
Chrismas Eve Sarajevo
Artist : Trans Siberian Orchestra
Album : Christmas Eve and Other Stories
Composer :
Label : Lava
6:41 PM
Father Christmas
Artist : The Kinks
Album : Come Dancing with the Kinks: The Best of the Kinks 19771986
Composer :
Label : Velvel
6:44 PM
Skating Away On The Thin Ice of a New Day
Artist : Jethro Tull
Album : War Child
Composer :
Label : Chrysalis Records
6:48 PM
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Artist : Alvin & The Chipmunks
Album : Chipmunks Christmas
Composer :
Label : Capitol
6:49 PM
This Christmas
Artist : Donny Hathaway
Album : Soul Christmas
Composer :
Label : Atlantic / WEA
6:53 PM
Jingle Bells
Artist : Booker T & The MG’s
Album : The Ultimate R&B Christmas
Composer :
Label : The Right Stuff/TRS
6:55 PM
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Artist : The Smithereens
Album : The Edge of Christmas
Composer :
Label : Oglio Records
7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
Blue Christmas
Artist : Elvis Presley
Album : Elvis: Blue Christmas
Composer :
Label : BMG Special Product
7:03 PM
Someday At Christmas
Artist : Stevie Wonder
Album : A Motown Christmas
Composer :
Label : Motown
7:06 PM
Mele Kalikimaka
Artist : Poi Dog Pondering
Album : Acoustic Christmas
Composer :
Label : Columbia
7:09 PM
Santa Claus Is Back In Town
Artist : My Morning Jacket
Album : My Morning Jacket Does Xmas Fiasco Style EP
Composer :
Label : ATO Records
7:13 PM
Joy To the World (Mocean Worker Remixed)
Artist : The Cathedral Brass
Album : Christmas Remixed
Composer :
Label : Christmas Chill
7:17 PM
En La Navidad
Artist : Yomo Y Daniel Hector
Album : Feliz Navidad
Composer :
Label : Fania
7:22 PM
Amarga Navidad
Artist : Lila Downs
Album : La Cantina
Composer :
Label : Narada
7:28 PM
Farolito
Artist : Latinos Band
Album : Navidad Colombiana
Composer :
Label : Yoyo USA
7:33 PM
A Comer Lechon
Artist : Cuco Valoy
Album : Tira Pulla En Navidad!
Composer :
Label : Virtuoso Records
7:39 PM
Feliz Navidad
Artist : The Daddy Mack Blues Band
Album : Bluestones
Composer :
Label : Inside Sounds
7:41 PM
Linus and lucy
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Happy Anniversary, Charlie Brown
Composer :
Label : GRP Records
7:43 PM
Christmas in Prison
Artist : John Prine
Album : John Prine Christmas
Composer :
Label : Oh Boy
7:47 PM
Christmas in the Trenches
Artist : John McCutcheon
Album : Rounder Christmas Album: Must Be Santa!
Composer :
Label : Rounder / UMGD
7:52 PM
Grateful for Christmas
Artist : Hayes Carll
Album : Kmag Yoyo
Composer :
Label : Lost Highway
7:56 PM
"Linus and Lucy"
Artist : Moe
Album : Seasons Greetings from Moe
Composer :
Label : Fatboy Records

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World Cafe
12:24 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Langhorne Slim On World Cafe

Langhorne Slim.
Courtesy of Todd Roeth

Originally published on Mon September 17, 2012 2:46 pm

Singer-songwriter Langhorne Slim (real name: Sean Scolnick) took his stage name from his hometown of Langhorne in Bucks County, Pa. After studying at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, Slim moved to Brooklyn and built a national following by touring with The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players. Eventually, he made his way to Portland, Ore., where he's lived since the 2009 release of Be Set Free.

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World Cafe
1:40 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Glen Hansard On World Cafe

Glen Hansard.
Conor Masterson

Having already found success as the singer of the Irish band The Frames and as half of the folk-pop duo The Swell Season, singer-songwriter Glen Hansard is venturing out as a solo artist.

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World Cafe
2:18 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Kat Edmonson On World Cafe

Kat Edmonson.
Courtesy of the artist

Texas native Kat Edmonson possesses astonishing vocal control: She glides effortlessly between tones, and can move from a lilting falsetto to a raspy growl with ease. Her debut album, 2009's Take to the Sky, finds her exploring the roots of classic pop and jazz songs — an approach she continues on its sequel, this year's Way Down Low.

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World Cafe
3:33 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Next: Allen Stone

Allen Stone
Courtesy of Jason Tang
  • Hear two songs by Allen Stone

Allen Stone's smooth voice plays well against the sometimes curiously synthetic beats that characterize his songs. The soul and R&B singer hails from outside Spokane, Wash., where he began his singing career as part of his church choir. After stints in community college and Bible school, Stone brought his talents to bear with his debut album Last to Speak in 2010. The self-proclaimed hippie crafts his songs with socially conscious lyrics, and his commentary on topics ranging from the economic crisis to technological dependence is wittily pertinent.

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World Cafe
2:46 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Joe Jackson On World Cafe

Joe Jackson.
Courtesy of the artist

Joe Jackson is well known as the writer of the 1979 hit "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" and for his biggest single, "Steppin' Out." Jackson — who grew up in Portsmouth, England and attended the Royal Academy of Music — has also had five Grammy nominations over his illustrious four-decade career.

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World Cafe
2:46 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Latin Roots: Cuban Rumba

Pedro Martinez performs at Juilliard.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu October 4, 2012 3:42 pm

Chicago-based journalist Catalina Maria Johnson hosts the 15th installment of World Cafe's Latin Roots music series. Johnson writes in Spanish and English for publications such as HOY, Revista Contratiempo, Gozamos and Nat Geo Music, and is a radio personality and host/producer for the radio program Beat Latino, which airs in Chicago, Mexico City and Berlin.

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World Cafe
2:30 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Bright Moments On World Cafe

Bright Moments.
Kristianna Smith

Multi-instrumentalist Kelly Pratt has recorded and toured with bands like Coldplay, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem and Beirut since 2006, but he's stepped into his own spotlight since forming the sunny pop band

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World Cafe
3:02 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Brendan Benson On World Cafe

Brendan Benson.
Jo McCaughey

Brendan Benson has spent the past decade and a half curating a distinct and exciting sound, but his ascent hasn't been a smooth one. His debut album, 1996's One Mississippi, is considered a power-pop classic, but it sold poorly at the time of its release.

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World Cafe
3:00 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Archie Powell And The Exports On World Cafe

Archie Powell & The Exports.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed July 25, 2012 10:06 am

Archie Powell has been surrounded by music since he was little: His father was a violinist in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Powell himself picked up the guitar at 11, so songwriting became a natural next step for the music prodigy. He joined up with his band The Exports — brothers Ryan, Adam and RJ Export play keyboards, bass and drums, respectively — soon after college. By 2010, the Chicago-based power-pop band was ready with its first full-length studio album, Skip Work.

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World Cafe: Next
4:36 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Next: Field Report

Field Report.
Ashlee Whitty

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 5:00 pm

Under the guidance of veteran singer-songwriter Chris Porterfield, Field Report's folksy, Springsteen-esque tunes are rife with mellow acoustic guitars and electrified keyboards.

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