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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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December 24, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
Christmas Wrapping
Artist : The Waitresses
Album : The Edge of Christmas
Composer :
Label : Oglio Records
9:06 PM
Baby It’s Cold Outside
Artist : Ray Charles & Betty Carter
Album : Ray Charles and Betty Carter/Dedicated to You
Composer :
Label : Atlantic / WEA
9:10 PM
Valley Winter Song
Artist : Fountains of Wayne
Album : Welcome Interstate Managers
Composer :
Label : Virgin Records
9:13 PM
Christmas Must Be Tonight
Artist : The Band
Album : To Kingdom Come
Composer :
Label : Capitol
9:17 PM
Balulalow
Artist : Portland Cello Project
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:21 PM
White Winter Hymnal
Artist : Portland Cello Project
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:29 PM
Riu Chiu
Artist : Portland Cello Project
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:33 PM
Balulalow
Artist : Portland Cello Project
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:36 PM
Carol of the Bells
Artist : Portland Cello Project
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:38 PM
White Winter Hymnal
Artist : Portland Cello Project
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:39 PM
2000 Miles
Artist : The Pretenders
Album : Learning to Crawl
Composer :
Label : Matador Records
9:43 PM
River
Artist : Joni Mitchell
Album : Blue
Composer :
Label : Geffen Records
9:47 PM
Getting Ready For Christmas Day
Artist : Paul Simon
Album : So Beautiful Or So What
Composer :
Label : Hear Music
9:51 PM
Merry Christmas, Baby
Artist : Otis Redding
Album : R&B Christmas, Vol. 3
Composer :
Label : Atlantic
9:53 PM
Grateful for Christmas This Year
Artist : Hayes Carll
Album : Kmag Yoyo
Composer :
Label : Lost Highway
10:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:01 PM
Fairytale of New York
Artist : The Pogues
Album : Essential Pogues
Composer :
Label : Polygram
10:09 PM
Happy Christmas War Is Over
Artist : The Polyphonic Spree
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:12 PM
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
Artist : The Polyphonic Spree
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:15 PM
Silver Bells
Artist : The Polyphonic Spree
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:19 PM
Little Drummer Boy
Artist : The Polyphonic Spree
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:25 PM
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Artist : Jack Johnson
Album : This Warm December: A Brushfire Holiday Vol. 1
Composer :
Label : Brushfire Records
10:30 PM
Jingle Bells
Artist : Celia Cruz & La Sonora Matancera
Album : Six Pack: Latin Christmas with Celia Cruz EP
Composer :
Label : Intermusic
10:34 PM
Cancion De Navidad             
Artist : Silvio Rodriguez
Album : Rodriguez
Composer :
Label : Sony/Bmg Int'l
10:42 PM
El Pequeño Tomborilero
Artist : Los Papines
Album : It's a Cuban Christmas
Composer :
Label : Universal Latino
10:46 PM
Angels We Have Heard on High
Artist : Sufjan Stevens
Album : Songs for Christmas
Composer :
Label : Asthmatic Kitty
10:48 PM
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Artist : Jack Johnson & The Roots
Album : Recorded Live for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Composer :
Label : Brushfire Records
10:50 PM
Hooves On the Roof
Artist : Nick Lowe
Album : Quality Street
Composer :
Label : Yep Roc Records
10:53 PM
Oh My Christmas Tree
Artist : Dr. Dog
Album : Oh My Christmas Tree EP
Composer :
Label : Anti/Epitaph

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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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