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December 31, 2013

3:00 AM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
3:01 AM
Come and Go Blues
Artist : The Allman Brothers
Album : Brothers and Sisters
Composer :
Label : Island / Mercury
3:06 AM
Queenie Eye
Artist : Paul McCartney
Album : New
Composer :
Label : Hear Music
3:09 AM
Fell in Love with a Boy
Artist : Joss Stone
Album : The Soul Sessions
Composer :
Label : EMI Europe Generic
3:14 AM
Midnight In Harlem
Artist : Tedeschi Trucks Band
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:15 AM
Made Up Mind
Artist : Tedeschi Trucks Band
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:22 AM
Do I Look Worried
Artist : Tedeschi Trucks Band
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:32 AM
It’s So Heavy
Artist : Tedeschi Trucks Band
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:37 AM
Misunderstood
Artist : Tedeschi Trucks Band
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:44 AM
Part of Me
Artist : Tedeschi Trucks Band
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:45 AM
Walk Us Uptown
Artist : Elvis Costello & the Roots
Album : Wise Up Ghost
Composer :
Label : Blue Note Records
3:49 AM
Burning Down The House
Artist : Talking Heads
Album : Speaking In Tongues
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers / WEA
3:53 AM
Tell Me A Tale
Artist : Michael Kiwanuka
Album : Tell Me A Tale
Composer :
Label : Interscope
4:00 AM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
4:01 AM
For A Dancer
Artist : Jackson Browne
Album : Late For The Sky
Composer :
Label : Verve Forecast
4:10 AM
From a Window Seat (Rivers and Freeways)
Artist : Dawes
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
4:23 AM
God Rest My Soul
Artist : Dawes
Album : North Hills
Composer :
Label : WXPN
4:24 AM
Most People
Artist : Dawes
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
4:38 AM
Just My Luck
Artist : Dawes
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
4:43 AM
Someone WIll
Artist : Dawes
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
4:47 AM
Way Back Home
Artist : Dawes
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
4:49 AM
Don’t Swallow the Cap
Artist : The National
Album : Trouble Will Find Me
Composer :
Label : 4ad/ Ada
4:52 AM
Things Have Changed
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Wonder Boys: Music From the Motion Picture
Composer :
Label : Columbia

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World Cafe
4:29 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Dan Croll On World Cafe

Dan Croll.
Courtesy of the artist

English electro-pop musician Dan Croll released his debut album earlier this year; it's titled Sweet Disarray, an apt name for such a stylistically rich record.

Croll went to school for music at the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts, which was founded by Paul McCartney. Croll was even chosen by his classmates to meet Sir Paul; we'll hear that story and a live set in the studio today.

World Cafe
12:41 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

John Fullbright On World Cafe

John Fullbright.
Vicki Farmer Courtesy of the artist

John Fullbright is from Okemah, Okla., the hometown of Woody Guthrie. World Cafe first showcased Fullbright in 2012, when he released his diverse, Grammy-nominated album From the Ground Up.

His latest album is simply called Songs. As the title suggests, it's a collection of straightforward compositions, but they take on complicated topics. "Happy," for example, poses the question, "Do you have to have to be depressed to write a great song?"

Hear "Happy" and three other Fullbright songs in today's session.

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World Cafe
2:41 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

World Cafe Next: Heaven's Jail

Heaven's Jail.
Courtesy of the artist
  • Hear Two Songs By Heaven's Jail

This week's World Cafe: Next artist is the Brooklyn band Heaven's Jail. Frontman Francesco Ferorelli grew up listening to metal and hip-hop, later discovered country, and now plays indie-rock music. Producer Matthew Houck (of Phosphorescent fame) says of Ferorelli, "[He] is my favorite kind of songwriter — sensitive but not sappy, smart but not precious."

Ace Called Zero, the debut album by Heaven's Jail, is due out August 26. Download two songs as part of the World Cafe: Next podcast.

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Music News
9:16 am
Mon June 30, 2014

World Cafe, June 30 - July 4

Chrissie Hynde's new one
Credit rollingstone.com

Here's the line-up for this week. The show airs from 2-4pm.

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires have separate recording careers, but they played a special duo performance on this Vintage Cafe from 2013.

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

John Fullbright's remarkable debut earned a Grammy nomination two years ago, and Songs is the brand new follow-up.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

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World Cafe
5:24 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Hozier On World Cafe

Hozier.
Courtesy of the artist

If you've heard the gospel-tinged "Take Me to Church" from Irish singer-songwriter Hozier, it's unlikely that you've forgotten it. The soulful, emotive singing could sustain the song on its own, but when you combine it with a powerful video, it's easy to understand why Hozier's rise to popularity has been so swift. That video alone has more than four million views and climbing.

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World Cafe
5:48 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Latin Roots: New Music From Cuba

Descemer Bueno.
Courtesy of the artist

For World Cafe's new Latin Roots segment, Judy Cantor-Navas, an editor at Billboard, plays new music from Cuba. She says the easing of the cultural embargo with the U.S. has yielded major results, allowing artists and their music to travel more freely out of the country. Cantor-Navas plays a couple of examples of how that can be good for music in Cuba and beyond.

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World Cafe
5:21 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Strand Of Oaks On World Cafe

Strand Of Oaks.
Dusdin Condren Courtesy of the artist

"There's zero symbolism, and that's the scary thing," Timothy Showalter says. "Every single lyric is either a direct thought or a direct event. It's exactly my life."

The Philly musician who performs under the name Strand of Oaks is talking about his new album, HEAL, which in a way functions as a memoir. Fueled by a string of tragic personal incidents, from infidelity to a near-fatal auto accident, the album brings these events to life, from the teenage isolation of "Goshen 97" (a track featuring J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.) to the bittersweet romance of "Plymouth."

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World Cafe
3:51 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

The Felice Brothers On World Cafe

The Felice Brothers.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 12:01 pm

Today we'll hear a live set from The Felice Brothers, recorded on stage at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. James Felice, who leads the band with his brother Ian, also talks with World Cafe's Michaela Majoun.

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Live from World Cafe Live
10:48 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Strand of Oaks Live from World Cafe Live June 27th @Noon

Strand of Oaks

Join us this Friday at Noon as Strand Of Oaks performs our weekly Live from World Cafe Live 

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Music News
11:36 am
Mon June 23, 2014

World Cafe, June 23-27

Credit pausemusicale.com

Here's the guest list for World Cafe this week. Tune in from 2-4pm!

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

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