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December 24, 2012

6:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
6:01 PM
Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)
Artist : JD McPherson
Album : Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)
Composer :
Label : Rounder Records
6:03 PM
Home For the Holidays
Artist : The dBs
Album : Christmas Time Again
Composer :
Label : Collector's Choice
6:06 PM
Wonderful Christmastime
Artist : The Shins
Album : Holidays Rule
Composer :
Label : Hear Music
6:08 PM
Christmastime
Artist : Aimee Mann
Album : Just Say Noel
Composer :
Label : Geffen
6:12 PM
2000 Miles
Artist : The Pretenders
Album : The Edge of Christmas
Composer :
Label : Oglio
6:15 PM
25th December
Artist : Everything But the Girl
Album : You Sleigh Me
Composer :
Label : Atlantic
6:20 PM
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Artist : John Scofield
Album : Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas
Composer :
Label : Polygram
6:26 PM
Joy
Artist : Tracy Thorn
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:31 PM
Like A Snowman
Artist : Tracy Thorn
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:37 PM
River
Artist : Tracy Thorn
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:45 PM
Tinsel and Lights
Artist : Tracy Thorn
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:49 PM
Sleigh Bells & Wine
Artist : Jason Gleason
Album : A Santa Cause
Composer :
Label : Immortal Records
6:49 PM
Merry Christmas Baby
Artist : Otis Redding
Album : R&B Christmas Vol. 3
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Label : Atlantic
6:51 PM
White Christmas
Artist : The Drifters
Album : Christmas Album
Composer :
Label : New West Records
6:55 PM
Santa Baby
Artist : Eartha Kitt
Album : Billboard Greatest Christmas Hits: 19351954
Composer :
Label : Rhino
7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
Fairytale of New York
Artist : The Pogues
Album : Essential Pogues
Composer :
Label : Polygram
7:06 PM
Christmas In The Room
Artist : Sufjan Stevens
Album : Silver & Gold
Composer :
Label : Asthmatic Kitty
7:10 PM
Christmas Wrapping
Artist : The Waitresses
Album : The Edge of Christmas
Composer :
Label : Oglio
7:15 PM
Sleigh Ride
Artist : Los Straitjackets
Album : Tis The Season for Los Straitjackets
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Label : Yep Roc Records
7:19 PM
Little Drummer Boy
Artist : Pink Martini
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:25 PM
Congratulations (Happy New Year)
Artist : Pink Martini
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:30 PM
Do You Hear What I Hear
Artist : Pink Martini
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:35 PM
White Christmas
Artist : Pink Martini
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:37 PM
We Three Kings
Artist : Pink Martini
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:43 PM
Winter Wonderland
Artist : Al Kooper
Album : Christmas Guitars
Composer :
Label : Green Linnet
7:44 PM
Getting Ready For Christmas Day
Artist : Paul Simon
Album : So Beautiful Or So What
Composer :
Label : Hear Music
7:48 PM
Baby It’s Cold Outside
Artist : Ray Charles & Betty Carter
Album : Ray Charles and Betty Carter/Dedicated to You
Composer :
Label : Atlantic / WEA
7:52 PM
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : Verve Remixed Christmas
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Label : Verve

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World Cafe
2:01 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Next: Family Band

Family Band.
Andrea Gentl
  • Hear two new songs by Family Band

Guitarist Jonny Ollsin (formerly of S.T.R.E.E.T.S.) and singer Kim Krans met in the Catskill Mountains in New York, where they continue to write and record in a hand-built log cabin. Together, they lead the Brooklyn ambient rock group Family Band, which sounds like anything but mountain music.

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World Cafe
1:24 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Norah Jones On World Cafe

Norah Jones.
Autumn de Wilde

Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 4:53 pm

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Norah Jones has been a star since the 2002 release of her debut album, Come Away With Me, which sold more than 10 million copies in the U.S. and won eight Grammys. Her success hasn't let up: Subsequent releases have all reached gold or platinum status.

Jones' fifth album, Little Broken Hearts, came out in May, and was recorded with producer Danger Mouse. Here, Jones sits down with World Cafe's David Dye to discuss her creative process.

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World Cafe
2:28 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Lucero On World Cafe

Lucero.
Brantley Guiterrez

Lucero — bright star in Spanish — has been creating quality punk-inflected country since the late '90s. Hailing from Memphis, frontman Ben Nichols gives the act a gruff Southern twang with both his voice and his guitar. Since the release of 2001's eponymous debut, Lucero has recorded five more studio albums and plays an impressive 200 shows a year in the U.S. and Canada.

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World Cafe
12:45 pm
Wed July 4, 2012

Neil Young On World Cafe

Neil Young.
Danny Clinch

Neil Young's dozens of albums and myriad side projects showcase his incredible range and stylistic flexibility. His music has gone from the soft folk of Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young to the loud, raucous rock of Crazy Horse.

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World Cafe
12:29 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Rodney Crowell And Mary Karr On World Cafe

Rodney Crowell and Mary Karr.
Deborah Feingold Courtesy of the artist

Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell, released last month, is a collaboration between a best-selling author and a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter. Karr and Crowell sing songs about growing up in Texas in the '50s, material they've each grappled with in their own work. Karr's best-selling memoir The Liar's Club deals with themes of family, love and loss.

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World Cafe
4:02 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Next: Japandroids

Japandroids.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 4:31 pm

Before Japandroids reached the popularity they've earned today, guitarist Brian King and drummer David Prowse had to endure some ups and downs. In the beginning, the duo gave up the search for a lead vocalist and third member, deciding instead to split vocal duties. This turn of events ended up affecting the band's dual but equal decision-making process — even the band's name is a hodgepodge of ideas from each member.

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World Cafe
1:32 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

M. Ward On World Cafe

M. Ward.
Courtesy of the artist

In recent years, indie-folk singer-songwriter M. Ward has dabbled in the retro pop sounds of She and Him with Zooey Deschanel and joined forces with Conor Oberst and Jim James in Monsters of Folk.

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World Cafe
3:15 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Latin Roots: The Trajectory Of Tango

Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla performs in France in July 1986.
STF Courtesy of AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 9:24 am

For World Cafe's 13th episode of Latin Roots, Latin-music expert Ernesto Lechner talks tango. Lechner was born and raised in Buenos Aires, which is widely regarded as the genre's birthplace.

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World Cafe
3:15 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

John Lydon On World Cafe

John Lydon (center right) of Public Image Ltd.
Courtesy of Paul Heartfield

Originally published on Thu August 16, 2012 11:09 am

Though John Lydon remains best known as Johnny Rotten, former lead singer of The Sex Pistols, his music career didn't end with the pioneering punk act's split in 1978. Lydon formed Public Image Ltd shortly thereafter and dropped his adopted stage name. Widely considered the first post-punk band, PiL experiments with a wide palette of sounds, including dub, rock and disco.

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World Cafe
3:03 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Third World On World Cafe

Third World.
Courtesy of Artist

Together nearly 30 years, the reggae band Third World is one Jamaica's most popular and decorated musical acts, with listeners around the world and 10 Grammy nominations to its name. Partly responsible for mainstreaming reggae music, the group formed in 1973 and built a solid following playing the Kingston reggae scene, making its debut at Jamaica's Independence Day celebration.

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