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The premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country. 

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June 27, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
With or Without You
Artist : U2
Album : The Joshua Tree
Composer :
Label : Island Records
9:07 PM
Charmer
Artist : Aimee Mann
Album : Charmer
Composer :
Label : Superego
9:10 PM
Your Life Your Call
Artist : Junip
Album : Junip
Composer :
Label : Mute
9:13 PM
Never Wanted Your Love
Artist : She & Him
Album : Volume 3
Composer :
Label : Merge Records
9:17 PM
It’s Not Unusual
Artist : Tom Jones
Album : The Best Of Tom Jones
Composer :
Label : Polygram UK
9:19 PM
Hit or Miss
Artist : Tom Jones
Album : Recorded Live for the World Caf¿
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:22 PM
Tower of Song
Artist : Tom Jones
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:32 PM
Hit or Miss
Artist : Tom Jones
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:38 PM
Traveling Shoes
Artist : Tom Jones
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:43 PM
Crazy Clown Time
Artist : David Lynch
Album : Crazy Clown Time
Composer :
Label : Play It Again Sam
9:44 PM
Everybody Knows
Artist : Leonard Cohen
Album : I'm Your Man
Composer :
Label : Sony
9:49 PM
Heart Full of Soul
Artist : Chris Isaak
Album : Chris Isaak
Composer :
Label : Reprise / WEA
9:52 PM
Recovery
Artist : Frank Turner
Album : Tape Deck Heart
Composer :
Label : Polydor
9:56 PM
On My Way Downtown
Artist : Lucero
Album : Recorded Live For The World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:58 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:00 PM
Under The Milky Way
Artist : The Church
Album : Starfish
Composer :
Label : EMI International
10:04 PM
Hotel California
Artist : The Gypsy Kings
Album : The Big Lebowski Soundtrack
Composer :
Label : Island / Mercury
10:10 PM
Just Beneath the Surface
Artist : Dawes
Album : Stories Don't End
Composer :
Label : Hub Records
10:15 PM
Se Vacilar O Jacare Abraca
Artist : Wado Y Realismo Fantastico
Album : Brazil Classics 7
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:18 PM
Como El Agua
Artist : Camaron De La Isla with Paco De Lucia
Album : Como El Agua
Composer :
Label : Universal Distribution
10:28 PM
Como La Corriente
Artist : Estrella Morente
Album : Autorretrato
Composer :
Label : EMI
10:34 PM
Shadow Days
Artist : John Mayer
Album : Born and Raised
Composer :
Label : Columbia
10:35 PM
I Looked Away
Artist : Derek & The Dominos
Album : Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs
Composer :
Label : Polydor
10:38 PM
Cold October
Artist : Escondido
Album : The Ghost Of Escondido
Composer :
Label : Kill Canyon
10:42 PM
Sunset
Artist : The xx
Album : Coexist
Composer :
Label : XL Recordings
10:45 PM
Amazona
Artist : Roxy Music
Album : Stranded
Composer :
Label : Nettwerk Records
10:49 PM
Amidine
Artist : Bombino
Album : Nomad
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
10:55 PM
Numb
Artist : Gary Clar Jr.
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN

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World Cafe
3:26 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Next: Luella And The Sun

Luella and the Sun.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 3:58 pm

For our Sense of Place: Nashville week, we just had to showcase Luella and the Sun, which has made major fans out of Grimey's Records' Doyle Davis, other bands like Moon Taxi and NPR Music's Ann Powers.

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World Cafe
3:20 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Leagues On World Cafe

Leagues.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 6:26 pm

Today's guest, Leagues, provides a perfect start to World Cafe's week-long visit to Nashville, because it perfectly encapsulates the change going on there. A new rock band, Leagues was formed by an amazing singer, Thad Cockrell, who'd been so disenchanted with his alt-country career that he was ready to leave the music business altogether.

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World Cafe
11:04 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Jim James On World Cafe

Jim James' new solo album is titled Regions of Light and Sound of God.
Neil Krug Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu January 2, 2014 2:45 pm

There have been releases under the name Yim Yames and projects with New Multitudes and Monsters of Folk, but Regions of Light and Sound of God is the first album bearing Jim James' own name.

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World Cafe
1:46 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Latin Roots: Argentine Rock

The Argentine rock band Los Fabulosos Cadillacs.
Courtesy of the artist

Today's Latin Roots co-host, Josh Norek, was given a hefty task: Define the broad swath of Argentine rock with just a few bands. But Norek, co-host of The Latin Alternative, is up to the occasion precisely because he spent time in Buenos Aires as a student during a vibrant period for music.

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World Cafe
1:46 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Jessie Ware On World Cafe

Jessie Ware.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:21 pm

Soulful singer-songwriter Jessie Ware is far from the first vocalist to make the transition from backing vocals to center stage; Sheryl Crow once backed Michael Jackson, after all. But the Londoner has made the leap with tremendous success in her own right.

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World Cafe
4:43 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Latin Roots: Bossa Nova, Brazil's Answer To Jazz

Bebel Gilberto performs at City Winery in New York City.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:56 pm

This installment of the Latin Roots series for World Cafe explores bossa nova music, guided by Latin-music expert Ernesto Lechner. Lechner grew up in Buenos Aires, where his parents' record collection consisted of classical records and a solitary bossa nova LP. He later moved to Los Angeles, where he was immersed in Latin music and subsequently became a music journalist, publishing several books on the subject. Lechner co-hosts the radio show Latin Alternative and works as a contributing writer for Rolling Stone, L.A.

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