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December 25, 2012

6:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
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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
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Label : Capitol
6:08 PM
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
Artist : Brenda Lee
Album : The Hit Collection
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Label : Double Play
6:11 PM
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Artist : Jackson 5
Album : A Motown Christmas
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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
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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
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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
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Label : ATO Records
7:13 PM
Joy To the World (Mocean Worker Remixed)
Artist : The Cathedral Brass
Album : Christmas Remixed
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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
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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