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David Dye

Performance and conversation by established and emerging artists from across the musical spectrum.

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December 25, 2012

12:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
12:01 PM
Merry Christmas From The Family
Artist : Robert Earl Keen
Album : Gringo Honeymoon
Composer :
Label : Mercury
12:07 PM
The Chipmunk Song
Artist : Alvin & The Chipmunks
Album : Chipmunks Christmas
Composer :
Label : Capitol
12:08 PM
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
Artist : Brenda Lee
Album : The Hit Collection
Composer :
Label : Double Play
12:11 PM
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Artist : Jackson 5
Album : A Motown Christmas
Composer :
Label : Motown
12:13 PM
You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch
Artist : Whirling Dervishes
Album : Grinch
Composer :
Label : Foundation
12:15 PM
Sleigh Ride
Artist : Johnny A
Album : Sleigh Ride
Composer :
Label : Favored Nations
12:18 PM
Christmas At Ground Zero
Artist : Weird Al Yankovic
Album : Polka Party
Composer :
Label : Sbme Special Mkts.
12:22 PM
Happy Christmas War Is Over
Artist : The Polyphonic Spree
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:26 PM
The Christmas Song
Artist : The Polyphonic Spree
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:29 PM
Silver Bells
Artist : The Polyphonic Spree
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:33 PM
Little Drummer Boy
Artist : The Polyphonic Spree
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:39 PM
Chrismas Eve Sarajevo
Artist : Trans Siberian Orchestra
Album : Christmas Eve and Other Stories
Composer :
Label : Lava
12:41 PM
Father Christmas
Artist : The Kinks
Album : Come Dancing with the Kinks: The Best of the Kinks 19771986
Composer :
Label : Velvel
12:44 PM
Skating Away On The Thin Ice of a New Day
Artist : Jethro Tull
Album : War Child
Composer :
Label : Chrysalis Records
12:48 PM
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Artist : Alvin & The Chipmunks
Album : Chipmunks Christmas
Composer :
Label : Capitol
12:49 PM
This Christmas
Artist : Donny Hathaway
Album : Soul Christmas
Composer :
Label : Atlantic / WEA
12:53 PM
Jingle Bells
Artist : Booker T & The MG’s
Album : The Ultimate R&B Christmas
Composer :
Label : The Right Stuff/TRS
12:55 PM
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Artist : The Smithereens
Album : The Edge of Christmas
Composer :
Label : Oglio Records

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World Cafe
12:28 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Janka Nabay And The Bubu Gang On World Cafe

Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang.
Courtesy of the artist

Ahmed Janka Nabay was one of the first musicians to take 500-year-old bubu music outside of his homeland of Sierra Leone, where he'd been a rock star. Nabay was forced to flee the country in the midst of that country's civil war, and eventually wound up in Philadelphia in 2003. Nine years later, Nabay's band has released its first album, En Yay Sah, which blends bubu and electronic dance music.

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World Cafe
2:05 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Dwight Yoakam On World Cafe

Dwight Yoakam.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri December 14, 2012 3:06 pm

Country-music singer-songwriter and actor Dwight Yoakam blends several genres on his first album in five years, 3 Pears. Released last month, 3 Pears is full of surprises, jumping from Motown and soul to light pop and no-frills rock 'n' roll. Beck produced two of its tracks, while Kid Rock co-wrote the catchy lead single "Take Hold of My Hand."

In this World Cafe session, Yoakam performs four tracks from 3 Pears and sits down for a lengthy and at times emotional interview with host David Dye.

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World Cafe
1:09 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Next: Allah-Las

Allah-Las.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 1:54 pm

  • Hear two new tracks from Allah-Las

The vintage sounds of Allah-Las combine the harmonies and hooks of the British Invasion with the atmosphere of a West Coast psychedelic band. Three of the group's four members met while working at the legendary record store Amoeba, where they discovered a mutual love for '60s rock and the beach.

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World Cafe
1:44 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Divine Fits On World Cafe

Divine Fits.
Pamela Littky

Originally published on Fri October 12, 2012 2:49 pm

Divine Fits' pedigree jumps out straight away: The band features Spoon's Britt Daniel, Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs, and New Bomb Turks' Sam Brown. Daniel and Boeckner met a few years ago when Daniel attended a Handsome Furs concert, and the two have remained friends ever since.

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World Cafe
12:02 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Patrick Watson On World Cafe

Patrick Watson (right).
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri October 12, 2012 1:16 pm

Polaris Prize-winning singer-songwriter Patrick Watson makes music the way some directors make film: in three dimensions and with lots of emotion. With the aid of guitarist Simon Angell, percussionist Robbie Kuster and bassist Mishka Stein, Watson crafts songs that are experimental in nature, blending cabaret-style pop with classical and indie-rock music.

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World Cafe
2:49 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Debo Band On World Cafe

Debo Band.
Shawn Brackbill Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu October 11, 2012 12:18 pm

The 11-member group from Boston known as Debo Band has a sound influenced by the traditional music played in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in the late '60s and early '70s. This style, labeled "Addis swing," came about amid the cultural freedom of that period, before a military coup put an end to the era. Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen, who was born in Sudan and grew up in Texas, founded Debo Band, which released a self-titled album in July.

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World Cafe
2:21 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Field Report On World Cafe

Field Report.
Travis Whitty

Originally published on Wed February 20, 2013 11:41 am

Field Report founder and frontman Chris Porterfield assumed his music career was over after he left the Wisconsin band DeYarmond Edison, which also featured Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and several current members of Megafaun. Following the band's 2006 breakup, Porterfield started writing music for the first time, taking years to hone his skills.

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World Cafe
6:03 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Next: Moon Taxi

Moon Taxi.
Courtesy of darkroomdemons.com

Originally published on Tue October 9, 2012 9:31 am

  • Hear new tracks from Moon Taxi

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World Cafe
9:24 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Beth Orton On World Cafe

Beth Orton.
Jo Metson Scott

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 1:13 pm

Until this week, it had been six years since Beth Orton released an album. In 1993, a chance meeting with Grammy-winning producer William Orbit led to the creation of her debut album, Trailer Park, as well as collaborations throughout the '90s with the likes of The Chemical Brothers. Her music was widely praised and dubbed "folktronica" — a blend of folk and electronic music.

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World Cafe
2:42 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Buena Vista Social Club On World Cafe

Idania Valdés.
Courtesy of the artist

All month, World Cafe invites listeners to discover the music of Havana, Cuba, with the series Sense of Place.

The final installment of this series is all about the greatest Cuban cultural export of the last two decades: Buena Vista Social Club.

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