World Cafe Playlist for 02/03/2021

Encore: Bettye LaVette joins host Raina Douris

For her latest record, Bettye LaVette reinterprets songs popularized by some of her favorite black female jazz singers, like Dinah Washington, Nina Simone, and Billie Holiday. That’s why she titled the album Blackbirds – and also why she decided to include her version of Paul McCartney’s song, “Blackbird.” Bettye talks to host Raina Douris about her song selections, life during quarantine, and her induction into the Blues Hall of Fame this year.

*Tracy Chapman “Fast Car” Tracy Chapman
Bettye LaVette “One More Song” Blackbirds
Bettye LaVette “I Hold No Grudge” Blackbirds
Bettye LaVette “Blackbird” Blackbirds
Bettye LaVette “Strange Fruit” Blackbirds
Gary Clark Jr. “Bright Lights” Blk and Blu
Shemekia Copeland “Livin’ On Love” Talking to Strangers
The Weather Station “Atlantic” Ignorance
Haim “I’ve Been Down” Women in Music Pt. III
Sofia Valdes “Handful of Water” Ventura EP
The Lumineers “Ophelia” Cleopatra

Hour Two
*Radiohead “I Might Be Wrong” Amnesiac
Morgan Wade “Wilder Days” Reckless
Low Cut Connie “Beverly” Dirty Pictures (Part 2)
The Black Keys “Little Black Submarines” El Camino
Kings of Leon “The Bandit” When You See Yourself
Stephanie Lambring “Mr. Wonderful” Autonomy
Counting Crows “Hangin’ Around” his Desert Life
Gorillaz “The Valley of the Pagans” Song Machine
Phoenix “Entertainment” Bankrupt!
Dar Williams “Comfortably Numb” My Better Self
Hiss Golden Messenger “Sanctuary” Sanctuary (single)
Old Crow Medicine Show “Wagon Wheel” Old Crow Medicine Show
Bonnie Raitt “Love Has No Pride” Give It Up

*Optional Song