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Playlist

December 24, 2012

12:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
12:01 PM
Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)
Artist : JD McPherson
Album : Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)
Composer :
Label : Rounder Records
12:03 PM
Home For the Holidays
Artist : The dBs
Album : Christmas Time Again
Composer :
Label : Collector's Choice
12:06 PM
Wonderful Christmastime
Artist : The Shins
Album : Holidays Rule
Composer :
Label : Hear Music
12:08 PM
Christmastime
Artist : Aimee Mann
Album : Just Say Noel
Composer :
Label : Geffen
12:12 PM
2000 Miles
Artist : The Pretenders
Album : The Edge of Christmas
Composer :
Label : Oglio
12:15 PM
25th December
Artist : Everything But the Girl
Album : You Sleigh Me
Composer :
Label : Atlantic
12:20 PM
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Artist : John Scofield
Album : Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas
Composer :
Label : Polygram
12:26 PM
Joy
Artist : Tracy Thorn
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:31 PM
Like A Snowman
Artist : Tracy Thorn
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:37 PM
River
Artist : Tracy Thorn
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:45 PM
Tinsel and Lights
Artist : Tracy Thorn
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:49 PM
Sleigh Bells & Wine
Artist : Jason Gleason
Album : A Santa Cause
Composer :
Label : Immortal Records
12:49 PM
Merry Christmas Baby
Artist : Otis Redding
Album : R&B Christmas Vol. 3
Composer :
Label : Atlantic
12:51 PM
White Christmas
Artist : The Drifters
Album : Christmas Album
Composer :
Label : New West Records
12:55 PM
Santa Baby
Artist : Eartha Kitt
Album : Billboard Greatest Christmas Hits: 19351954
Composer :
Label : Rhino

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World Cafe
11:45 am
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
11:29 am
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
3:02 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Next: Japandroids

Japandroids.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 3:31 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
9:49 am
Mon July 2, 2012

The Shins On World Cafe

The Shins' latest release, Port Of Morrow, is their first album in five years.
Courtesy of the artist

The Shins are a dream-pop outfit from Portland, Ore. Arising as a side project while singer/songwriter James Mercer lived in New Mexico, the band took on a life of its own after a number of singles such as "New Slang" were featured in films, pulling the young indie rock group into the national spotlight.

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World Cafe
12:32 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
2:15 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 10:09 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
2:15 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 8:24 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
2:03 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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World Cafe
11:02 am
Tue June 26, 2012

David Lynch On World Cafe

David Lynch.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat July 7, 2012 6:17 am

David Lynch must know something we don't. There's a name for people like him — not director, not writer, not producer, not even photographer, but auteur. Lynch thoughtfully combines images and music, working with composer Angelo Badalamenti to breed a unique atmosphere in creations such as the TV series Twin Peaks and the film Blue Velvet.

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World Cafe
2:23 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Next: Megan Reilly

Megan Reilly.
Jason Creps

Originally published on Wed June 27, 2012 8:52 am

  • Hear two new tracks by Megan Reilly

Megan Reilly strips away the gloss of modern country music to find an emotional sound rooted in folk and classic pop. Her latest album, The Well, departs significantly from its six-year-old predecessor; supported by an acoustic backbone, her new songs drift into retro territory, with occasional psychedelic guitar riffs and pop melodies that recall love ballads from the '60s.

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