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Playlist

March 26, 2013

12:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
12:06 PM
The New Year
Artist : Death Cab for Cutie
Album : Transatlanticism
Composer :
Label : Barsuk
12:09 PM
Nothing Arrived
Artist : Villagers
Album : Awayland
Composer :
Label : Domino
12:15 PM
One Good Year
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Broke Down
Composer :
Label : MCA
12:17 PM
Stubborn Love
Artist : The Lumineers
Album : The Lumineers
Composer :
Label : Dualtone Music Group
12:22 PM
A Change is Gonna Come
Artist : Ben Sollee
Album : Learning To Bend
Composer :
Label : Thirty Tigers
12:26 PM
Unfinished
Artist : Ben Sollee
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:32 PM
DIY
Artist : Ben Sollee
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:39 PM
The Healer
Artist : Ben Sollee
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:42 PM
Unfinished
Artist : Ben Sollee
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:45 PM
Simple Song
Artist : The Shins
Album : Port of Morrow
Composer :
Label : Sony
12:49 PM
Waltz #2
Artist : Elliott Smith
Album : XO
Composer :
Label : Dreamworks
12:54 PM
Long Slow Dance
Artist : The Fresh & Onlys
Album : Long Slow Dance
Composer :
Label : Mexican Summer
12:56 PM
Bullet The Blue Sky
Artist : U2
Album : Rattle and Hum
Composer :
Label : Island Records

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World Cafe
10:53 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Next: Matthew E. White

Matthew E. White.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 6, 2012 8:34 am

  • Hear two new songs by Matthew E. White

Matthew E. White is an old soul conversant in music's past. On the cover of his debut album, Big Inner, his aesthetic is reminiscent of 1970 John Lennon on the cover of Abbey Road. The Manila-born, Virginia-raised musician was heavily influenced by the early works of Randy Newman — specifically Newman's 1972 album Sail Away.

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World Cafe
11:04 am
Fri August 24, 2012

The Tallest Man On Earth On World Cafe

The Tallest Man on Earth.
Melody Chiang

Originally published on Mon October 8, 2012 6:03 am

Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson is a modern-day troubadour whose crooning voice and acoustic folk songs often get him compared to Bob Dylan. Matsson recently released his third full-length solo album, There's No Leaving Now, under the moniker The Tallest Man on Earth.

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World Cafe
2:27 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Latin Roots: From Africa To Brazil, The Story Of Samba

Brazilian samba musician Jorge Ben.
Fernanda Calfat Getty Images

Grammy-winning Latin-music producer Aaron Levinson joins WXPN's David Dye for this, the 17th segment of World Cafe's Latin Roots series. Levinson, a Philadelphia native, started his music career at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. With a background as a musician and composer, he's a former governor of the Philadelphia chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Levinson has gone on to start his own record label, Range Recording Studios, and has produced and released more than a dozen albums along the way.

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World Cafe
12:42 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Van Hunt On World Cafe

Van Hunt.
Hannah Mattix

Originally published on Thu August 23, 2012 2:27 pm

Van Hunt is something like a cross between Thelonious Monk and Prince: throaty and suave yet artistic, bold and a little weird. His inventive style speaks to his strong will, a trait that propelled the college dropout to move from his home in Ohio to the music hub of Atlanta.

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World Cafe
10:18 am
Wed August 22, 2012

JD McPherson On World Cafe

JD McPherson.
Samantha Franklin

Originally published on Mon October 1, 2012 1:57 pm

JD McPherson's "big break" came when he introduced himself to producer and bassist Jimmy Sutton of The Four Charms via MySpace. After receiving several of McPherson's demos, Sutton immediately recognized his talent, and the Oklahoma native moved to Chicago to begin recording with Sutton. The pair released a music video for "North Side Gal," which became a viral hit.

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World Cafe
12:40 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Sara Watkins On World Cafe

Sara Watkins.
Aaron Redfield

Former Nickel Creek fiddler Sara Watkins is a musical protege, both as a vocalist and as a multi-instrumentalist who plays the guitar, mandolin and ukulele. Watkins enjoyed widespread success in Nickel Creek, which included her older brother Sean and childhood friend Chris Thile.

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World Cafe
2:05 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Next: Carrousel

Carrousel.
Courtesy of the artist
  • Hear two new tracks from Carrousel

The Tallahassee band Carrousel released its first full-length album, 27 rue de mi'chelle, in May. The group's trippy, cathartic, lovelorn dream-pop often references time spent around the ocean, but there's meticulousness to the sound that could only come from countless hours in the studio. Download Carrousel's head-turning "14" and the new album's title track in this installment of World Cafe Next.

World Cafe
1:45 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Best Coast On World Cafe

Best Coast.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon September 24, 2012 3:29 pm

Best Coast is known for simple, beachy pop songs, but the L.A. duo's new album The Only Place steps up the production quality significantly. Singer Bethany Cosentino and multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno are driven by shared appreciation: Crazy For You and the new record both showcase the pair's infectious love of California.

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World Cafe
1:31 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Latin Roots: San Antonio In The 1950s

Alejandro Escovedo.
M Chavez

San Antonio native Alejandro Escovedo co-hosts the latest installment of Latin Roots, in which he discusses the Latin character of his hometown's music since the 1950s. Escovedo's prolific rock music has always had strong Latin influences as a result of the time he spent listening to his parents' records.

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World Cafe
1:13 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Alejandro Escovedo On World Cafe

Alejandro Escovedo.
Todd Wolfson

Originally published on Thu August 9, 2012 1:32 pm

Alejandro Escovedo has played virtually every kind of rock 'n' roll there is to play, from punk to orchestral to country, during a career dating back to the 1970s.

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