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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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September 12, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
Tiger Lily
Artist : Luna
Album : Bewitched
Composer :
Label : Elektra/ADA
9:06 PM
Come to My Party
Artist : Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
Album : Electric Slave
Composer :
Label : Vagrant Records
9:08 PM
Different Light
Artist : Steve Winwood
Album : About Time
Composer :
Label : Columbia
9:13 PM
Old Crow
Artist : The Greyboy Allstars
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:14 PM
Inland Emperor
Artist : The Greyboy Allstars
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:20 PM
Breaking Blood
Artist : The Greyboy Allstars
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:30 PM
Old Crow
Artist : The Greyboy Allstars
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:36 PM
Profundo Grosso
Artist : The Greyboy Allstars
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:37 PM
Walk Us Uptown
Artist : Elvis Costello & the Roots
Album : Wise Up Ghost
Composer :
Label : Blue Note Records
9:40 PM
That¿s It!
Artist : Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Album : That¿s It!
Composer :
Label : Sony Legacy
9:43 PM
Shine On
Artist : Blitzen Trapper
Album : VII
Composer :
Label : Vagrant Records
9:47 PM
South Central Rain
Artist : REM
Album : Reckoning
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers / WEA
9:50 PM
Trouble
Artist : Ray Lamontagne
Album : Trouble
Composer :
Label : RCA
9:54 PM
The One that Got Away
Artist : The Civil Wars
Album : The Civil Wars
Composer :
Label : Sony
10:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:01 PM
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Artist : The Beatles
Album : The White Album
Composer :
Label : Capitol
10:05 PM
Places That Are Gone
Artist : Keene
Album : Poptopia
Composer :
Label : Rhino/WEA
10:09 PM
Don’t Do Me Like That
Artist : Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Album : Damn the Torpedoes
Composer :
Label : Rhino / WEA
10:12 PM
The Dream¿s in the Ditch
Artist : Deer Tick
Album : Negativity
Composer :
Label : Partisan Records
10:15 PM
Trying to Be Cool
Artist : Phoenix
Album : Bankrupt!
Composer :
Label : Glassnote
10:19 PM
Atlas
Artist : Coldplay
Album : The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Composer :
Label : Republic
10:23 PM
Down In The Valley
Artist : The Head And The Heart
Album : The Head And The Heart
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
10:23 PM
O’ Valencia!
Artist : The Decemberists
Album : The Crane Wife
Composer :
Label : Jealous Butcher
10:28 PM
Runaway Train
Artist : Soul Asylum
Album : Grave Dancers Union
Composer :
Label : Blue Note Records
10:32 PM
Workin’ Woman Blues
Artist : Valerie June
Album : Pushin¿ Against a Stone
Composer :
Label : Concord Records
10:35 PM
I’m Shakin’
Artist : Jack White
Album : Blunderbuss
Composer :
Label : Third Man Records
10:38 PM
Rio
Artist : Low Cut Connie
Album : Get Out The Lotion
Composer :
Label : Low Cut Connie
10:39 PM
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
Artist : Joan Osborne
Album : Standing in the Shadows of Motown
Composer :
Label : HipO Records
10:43 PM
Byegone
Artist : Volcano Choir
Album : Repave
Composer :
Label : Jagjaguwar
10:48 PM
Beast of Burden
Artist : The Rolling Stones
Album : 40 Licks
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers / WEA
10:52 PM
Broken Heart
Artist : Dr. Dog
Album : BRoom
Composer :
Label : Anti
10:56 PM
Sometimes
Artist : Langhorne Slim
Album : Langhorne Slim
Composer :
Label : Kemado

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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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