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December 26, 2013

3:00 AM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
3:01 AM
I Used To Be A King
Artist : Graham Nash
Album : Reflections (Disc 1)
Composer :
Label : Hollywood
3:09 AM
Rock Island Line
Artist : Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
Album : Big Hits & Highlights of 1955, Vol. 8
Composer :
Label : Blue Orchid
3:12 AM
Carianne
Artist : The Hollies
Album : 30th Anniversary Collection 19631993
Composer :
Label : Frenchkiss
3:17 AM
So Lonely
Artist : The Everly Brothers
Album : Two Yanks in England
Composer :
Label : Collectors' Choice Music
3:20 AM
So Sad
Artist : Graham Nash and the Everly Brothers
Album : Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life (Kindle edition)
Composer :
Label : Graham Nash
3:21 AM
Carry On
Artist : Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Album : Déjà Vu
Composer :
Label : Atlantic
3:26 AM
You Don’t Have to Cry
Artist : Crosby, Stills & Nash
Album : Crosby, Stills & Nash
Composer :
Label : Atlantic
3:33 AM
Our House
Artist : Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Album : Déjà Vu
Composer :
Label : Atlantic
3:45 AM
Carry On
Artist : Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Album : Déjà Vu
Composer :
Label : Atlantic
3:49 AM
Our House
Artist : Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Album : Déjà Vu
Composer :
Label : Atlantic
3:55 AM
Song for Susan
Artist : Crosby, Stills & Nash
Album : Daylight Again
Composer :
Label : Atlantic
4:00 AM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
4:01 AM
With or Without You
Artist : U2
Album : The Joshua Tree
Composer :
Label : Island Records
4:05 AM
Tell Me A Tale
Artist : Michael Kiwanuka
Album : Tell Me A Tale
Composer :
Label : Interscope
4:10 AM
Your Life Your Call
Artist : Junip
Album : Junip
Composer :
Label : Mute
4:13 AM
Never Wanted Your Love
Artist : She & Him
Album : Volume 3
Composer :
Label : Merge Records
4:16 AM
It’s Not Unusual
Artist : Tom Jones
Album : The Best Of Tom Jones
Composer :
Label : Polygram UK
4:19 AM
Hit or Miss
Artist : Tom Jones
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
4:22 AM
Tower of Song
Artist : Tom Jones
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
4:32 AM
Hit or Miss
Artist : Tom Jones
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
4:38 AM
Traveling Shoes
Artist : Tom Jones
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
4:43 AM
Crazy Clown Time
Artist : David Lynch
Album : Crazy Clown Time
Composer :
Label : Play It Again Sam
4:44 AM
Everybody Knows
Artist : Leonard Cohen
Album : I'm Your Man
Composer :
Label : Sony
4:50 AM
Heart Full of Soul
Artist : Chris Isaak
Album : Chris Isaak
Composer :
Label : Reprise / WEA
4:53 AM
Recovery
Artist : Frank Turner
Album : Tape Deck Heart
Composer :
Label : Polydor

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World Cafe
9:46 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Ben Watt On World Cafe

Ben Watt.
Courtesy of the artist

World Cafe's guest today is Ben Watt from Everything But The Girl, the band he led with his partner (now wife) Tracey Thorn in the '80s and '90s. He has a new solo album called Hendra, which he recorded with Suede guitarist Bernard Butler.

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Newport Folk Festival
9:41 am
Tue July 22, 2014

NPR Music Returns For 2014's Newport Folk Festival

Hurray For The Riff Raff performed at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival — and makes a return engagement this year.
Meagan Beauchemin NPR

Originally published on Fri July 18, 2014 11:39 am

The Newport Folk Festival has been around for more than half a century now — this is its 55th year, to be exact — and the event now routinely sells out months before its lineup is even announced. And why shouldn't it?

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Newport Folk Festival
9:19 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Ryan Adams Live webcast Friday @ 6PM

Ryan Adams
Credit Julia Brokaw

 Ryan Adams used to be the picture of ramshackle prolificacy — a man with Prince's desire to flood the market with product, not to mention an equally slippery grip on the quality-control lever. But Adams has   calmed down dramatically in recent years, for reasons ranging from a stabler personal life to his battles with Ménière's disease, which attacks the inner ear and affects hearing and balance. In September, the former Whiskeytown singer returns with his self-titled 14th studio album, which comes out nearly three years after his lightly brooding Ashes & Fire.

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World Cafe
3:43 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

World Cafe Next: Honeyblood

Honeyblood.
Courtesy of the artist
  • Hear Two Songs By Honeyblood

This week's World Cafe: Next artist is Honeyblood, the Glaswegian duo of singer Stina Tweeddale and drummer Shona McVicar. The band's intriguing self-titled debut, released earlier this month, mixes country and folk with moments that veer into lo-fi punk. Download two of its songs here.

World Cafe
2:55 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

The Avett Brothers On World Cafe

The Avett Brothers.
Courtesy of the artist

The Avett Brothers, led by siblings Seth and Scott Avett, released a proper debut in 2002, then went on to release five studio albums and two live compilations before breaking through to a mainstream audience with 2007's Emotionalism. For a follow-up, The Avett Brothers worked with legendary producer Rick Rubin on I and Love and You. The band performs three of its best-known songs here.

This segment originally ran on Sept. 24, 2009.

Station News
9:55 am
Mon July 21, 2014

World Cafe, July 21-25

Credit pastemagazine.com

Here's the line-up for this week! World Cafe airs at 2pm.

Monday, July 21, 2014

On this Vintage Cafe, David Dye looks back at his 2009 conversation with The Avett Brothers.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Founding member of Everything But The Girl, English musician Ben Watt has a new solo record called Hendra.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hüsker Dü frontman, Bob Mould, just released his 11th solo album, Beauty & Ruin.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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World Cafe
4:04 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Mammut On World Cafe

Mammút.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 3:44 pm

World Cafe's week-long series Sense of Place: Iceland draws to a close with an unexpected treat. We'd been in Reykjavik for a few days when we learned that June 17 would mark a daylong celebration of Icelandic National Day, the anniversary of Iceland's independence from Denmark in 1944. Events planned for the holiday ranged from outdoor chess matches to accordion concerts, culminating in a free outdoor show for an audience expected to hit 10,000.

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World Cafe
9:13 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Of Monsters and Men On World Cafe

Of Monsters and Men.
John Vettese Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun July 20, 2014 11:59 am

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World Cafe
3:55 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Five Essential Icelandic Albums From World Cafe

12 Tónar Records.
John Vettese WXPN

On World Cafe's Sense of Place: Iceland trip, we felt inspired during our visit to Reykjavik's famed 12 Tónar Records. It's a homey, welcoming place where the shelves are filled with Icelandic CDs and vinyl.

Behind the counter, fielding all questions, was Einar Þór Kristjánsson, who has worked at 12 Tónar since it opened 15 years ago. We asked him to make a list of some of his favorite Icelandic music; he obliged, giving us the history of the unique store and picking five bands. (Some you may know well, others not so much.)

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World Cafe
3:39 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Sin Fang On World Cafe

Sin Fang at Iceland's Rás 2 studios.
John Vettese WXPN

Our Sense of Place: Iceland guest today is Sindri Már Sigfússon, who performs under the name Sin Fang for his solo work. He also leads the folk-pop group Seabear; in fact, the first Seabear recordings were released in conjunction with another ursine band, an early version of the American band Grizzly Bear. Sigfússon released his third solo album, Flowers, last year.

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