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December 24, 2012

6:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
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Label : Luaka Bop
6:01 PM
Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)
Artist : JD McPherson
Album : Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)
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Label : Rounder Records
6:03 PM
Home For the Holidays
Artist : The dBs
Album : Christmas Time Again
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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
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Label : Polygram
6:26 PM
Joy
Artist : Tracy Thorn
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
10:21 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Emily Wells On 'World Cafe: Next'

Emily Wells' new album, Mama, comes out April 10.
Courtesy of the artist

Emily Wells began honing her violin skills at age 4, released her first album at 13, and hasn't slowed down since. Blending her classical training, hip-hop loops and folk influences, Wells has developed a unique sound while touring and releasing albums independently.

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World Cafe
8:00 am
Mon April 9, 2012

World Cafe Looks Back: '70s Singer-Songwriters

Joni Mitchell strums her guitar outside the Revolution club in London, circa 1968.

Central Press Getty Images

Today's episode of World Cafe revisits the singer-songwriter movement of the 1970s, chronicling some of the decade's most masterful and indelible artists.

In a 2008 interview, the contemplative and politically minded Jackson Browne discusses his love songs, his reaction to the use of "Running on Empty" in a John McCain campaign ad and his beliefs surrounding the battle between nuclear and alternative power sources.

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World Cafe
1:22 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

New Multitudes On World Cafe

Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker Needle, and Yim Yames make up New Multitudes.
Courtesy of the artist

Often, an artist can be defined by his or her influences. Woody Guthrie's legacy demands instead that he be remembered for the legendary writers he influenced. Guthrie's music inspired musicians from Bob Dylan to Bruce Springsteen, and his career as a Dust Bowl troubadour became representative of more than just American folk music.

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World Cafe
11:45 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Latin Roots: Forty Years Of Latin Funk

Los Amigos Invisibles.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri April 6, 2012 10:24 am

On this seventh segment of the Latin Roots series, Josh Norek joins World Cafe to explore the cultural roots of Latin funk — a mix of Latin grooves and Afro-American funk. Norek is the co-host and executive producer of The Latin Alternative, as well as a musician, producer and journalist who currently works for the Latin indie label Nacional Records.

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World Cafe
11:34 am
Thu April 5, 2012

John K. Samson On World Cafe

John K. Samson.
Jason Halstead

John K. Samson, known for his eloquent lyrics and tenure as the frontman of Canadian indie-rock band The Weakerthans, just released his first solo album. Three years in the making, Provincial arose out of Samson's stated wish to capture the feel — a "musical map" — of three locations in his native Winnipeg.

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World Cafe
4:23 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Robert Glasper Experiment On World Cafe

Robert Glasper Experiment fuses hip-hop, blues, soul and rock with jazz music.
Mike Schreiber

Though Robert Glasper Experiment is a fairly new entity, Glasper himself has been experimenting in genre mash-ups for his entire musical career. First and foremost a jazz pianist, Glasper grew to love hip-hop and began to incorporate it into his music. He's played in a jazz trio and toured the world playing at jazz festivals, but recently, he's become renowned for his ability to mix unlikely elements into something startlingly original — even if he's covering the work of another artist.

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World Cafe
4:12 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

The Milk Carton Kids On World Cafe

The Milk Carton Kids.
Brendan Pattengale

Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale, known as The Milk Carton Kids, are getting a lot of well-deserved buzz. When the folk duo released its second album Prologue for free online last year, more than 60,000 fans downloaded the tracks. Acoustic, soothing, rich in ballads — the signature Milk Carton Kids form of fusing two voices into one sound is mesmerizing.

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World Cafe
11:53 am
Mon April 2, 2012

Salim Nourallah On 'World Cafe: Next'

Salim Nourallah's latest album, Hit Parade, comes out April 12.
Courtesy of the artist

Deeply influenced by the pop of The Beatles while also incorporating alt-country elements from his Texas background, Salim Nourallah found solace in music at an early age. He's released several albums as a solo artist, earning a reputation for the power of his words and the deftness of his melodies.

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World Cafe
8:00 am
Mon April 2, 2012

World Cafe Looks Back: The Sound Of Memphis

Al Green performs during the 2009 Essence Music Festival at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.

Sean Gardner Getty Images

Today's episode of World Cafe celebrates the iconic sound of Memphis, Tenn., and Stax Records by looking back at past conversations with some of its key players.

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World Cafe
2:30 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Archie Powell And The Exports On 'World Cafe: Next'

Archie Powell and the Exports.
Carolina M. Rodriguez

Originally published on Mon March 26, 2012 3:32 pm

With simple melodies and sardonic lyrics, Archie Powell and the Exports' new album, Great Ideas in Action, may well be the soundtrack to this summer. The group released its first EP (Loose Change) in 2009, and its debut album, Skip Work, followed a year later. Skip Work was praised for its addictive hooks, lyrical wit and sophistication. Buried beneath catchy, raucous rock 'n' roll, the album's emotional content reflected the nervous energy and anxiety that the band members say they felt graduating college.

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