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Playlist

March 27, 2013

12:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
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Label : Luaka Bop
12:01 PM
Joy To You Baby
Artist : Josh Ritter
Album : The Beast in its Tracks
Composer :
Label : Pytheas Recordings
12:06 PM
Switzerland
Artist : The Last Bison
Album : Inheritance EP
Composer :
Label : Republic Records
12:09 PM
Good Things Happen To Bad People
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : Electric
Composer :
Label : New West Records
12:14 PM
That’s All Right
Artist : Elvis Presley
Album : The Sun Sessions
Composer :
Label : RCA
12:16 PM
Crazy Mixed Emotions
Artist : Rosie Flores
Album : Rockabilly Filly
Composer :
Label : Hightone Records
12:19 PM
Tore Down
Artist : Wanda Jackson
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:23 PM
Tore Down
Artist : Wanda Jackson
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:27 PM
Am I Even A Memory?
Artist : Wanda Jackson
Album : Unfinished Business
Composer :
Label : Welk
12:32 PM
It’s All Over Now
Artist : Wanda Jackson
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:40 PM
Rock Your Baby
Artist : Wanda Jackson
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:43 PM
It’s All Over Now
Artist : Wanda Jackson
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:45 PM
I’m Shakin’
Artist : Jack White
Album : Blunderbuss
Composer :
Label : Third Man Records
12:48 PM
Shakin’ Shakin’ Shakes
Artist : Los Lobos
Album : By the Light of the Moon
Composer :
Label : Warner Bros./Wea
12:52 PM
You Never Need Nobody
Artist : The Lone Bellow
Album : The Lone Bellow
Composer :
Label : Descendant Records

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World Cafe
3:03 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Kinky On World Cafe

Kinky.
Pablo Levinas

Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 2:06 pm

A quintet from Monterrey, Mexico, Kinky formed in 1998. Dust Brothers' John King — who has worked with Beck, The Rolling Stones and The Beastie Boys — produced the band's latest album, Sueño De La Maquina (Dream Machine).

The band is nominated for Latin Grammy Awards in the categories of Best Alternative Music Album and Best Alternative Song, and is also nominated for Best Latin Artist North at the MTV Europe Awards. Dream Machine mixes hypnotic lyrics with electronic rhythms.

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World Cafe
12:22 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Allen Stone On World Cafe

Allen Stone.
Lonnie Webb Courtesy of the artist

Soulful singer-songwriter Allen Stone wasn't allowed to listen to secular music as a child. At a young age, he was exposed to religious music growing up in Washington state because his father was a pastor. In his teens, he dropped out of bible college and moved to Seattle to work on music. A veteran of the West Coast club scene, Stone has now released two albums, the second of which was recently reissued after he was picked up by a national label.

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World Cafe
3:15 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Next: People Get Ready

People Get Ready.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 4:10 pm

  • Hear two new tracks by People Get Ready

The Brooklyn band People Get Ready has been combining music and performance art since 2009, when the group first performed at The Kitchen's Dance and Process series in New York. The band released its self-titled debut earlier this month, and it's a fine collection of harmony-rich pop.

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World Cafe
2:55 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Twin Shadow On World Cafe

Twin Shadow.
Tina Tyrell

Few artists channel the spirit of '80s new wave as infectiously as George Lewis Jr., better known by the stage name Twin Shadow. Lewis wears his '80s pop influences on his sleeve throughout his recent second album, Confess: The sleek synth-pop vibe of "Five Seconds" recalls Duran Duran, while "Run My Heart" evokes Bruce Springsteen power ballads and Lewis' breathy, straightforward vocals convey the swagger of Prince. Lewis' R&B leanings help give Twin Shadow's sound its own distinct, surprisingly modern identity.

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World Cafe
1:17 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Bobby Womack On World Cafe

Bobby Womack.
Jamie-James Medina

Soul legend Bobby Womack was considered a survivor before he'd started work on his long-awaited comeback album The Bravest Man in the Universe. After overcoming hospitalization with pneumonia and successful treatment of colon cancer while in the midst of recording the album, Womack released his finest work in ages over the summer.

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World Cafe
12:26 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Alt-J On World Cafe

Jory Cordy

Originally published on Tue December 11, 2012 1:26 pm

Alt-J (stylized as ∆) may be the most successful new British band of 2012 — a favorite to win the Mercury Music Prize in November and a Top 20 chart phenomenon in the U.K. The group, which chose its name from the mathematical symbol for change, made a splash with its debut album, An Awesome Wave, which came out in September. The record mixes upbeat indie rock and brooding synths with vocals that sound like no one else's in music today.

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World Cafe
3:19 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Next: The Great American Canyon Band

The Great American Canyon Band.
Connie Ward Courtesy of the artist

The Great American Canyon Band is a Baltimore indie-folk act featuring husband-and-wife duo Paul and Krystal Jean Masson. The pair's first single, "Tumbleweed," is a lovely, dreamy piece of countrified rock, destined for road trips. The rest of the self-titled EP came out in May, and an additional track, "Young Lady," was released on Sept. 5; it's available for download here.

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World Cafe
4:05 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Grizzly Bear On World Cafe

Grizzly Bear.
Tom Hines

Originally published on Mon November 19, 2012 3:46 pm

Grizzly Bear began in 2004 as a bedroom project for Ed Droste. By 2006, Droste had a full band alongside him: Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear and Chris Taylor. They released Yellow House the same year, but it was 2009's Veckatimest that propelled the group to worldwide fame.

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World Cafe
4:12 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Rodriguez On World Cafe

Rodriguez.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 6:59 am

Detroit singer-songwriter Rodriguez has finally found the fame that had eluded him for more than four decades. In the early '70s, he achieved cult status in South Africa, while at home, he remained virtually unknown. His public obscurity sparked rumors that he'd killed himself, but while he was alive and well, he'd retreated from music, earning a philosophy degree while working as a demolition man.

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World Cafe
4:12 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Latin Roots: Ranchera

Chavela Vargas was especially known for her rendition of Mexican ranchera.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri October 19, 2012 4:08 pm

As part of World Cafe's Latin Roots series, Felix Contreras from NPR's Alt.Latino explores the ranchera. We'll hear old and new examples of this Mexican narrative form.

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