World Cafe Playlist for 02/06/2023

John Morrison joins host Raina Douris

Throughout February John Morrison is helping World Cafe celebrate the music of black artists with a weekly series looking back on the last 50 years of R&B. We start things off on a high note with the ‘70s, a decade John calls one of R&B’s best. Hear some of your favorites like Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, plus find out how Philadelphia International Records helped pave the way for disco.

Stream the complete show here

*Phosphorescent “New Birth In New England” C’est La Vie
Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On” What’s Going On
James Brown “The Payback” The Payback
Steve Wonder “As” Songs In The Key Of Life
Aretha Franklin “(To Be) Young, Gifted And Black” Young, Gifted And Black
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes “The Love I Lost” Black & Blue
Daughter “Be On Your Way” Stereo Mind Game
Band Of Horses “No One’s Gonna Love You” Cease To Begin
Aimee Mann “Calling It Quits” Bachelor No. 2
Lana Del Rey “Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd.” Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd.
Father John Misty “I’m Writing A Novel” Fear Fun
Skinny Pelembe “Like A Heart Won’t Beat” Like A Heart Won’t Beat
David Bowie “1984” Diamond Dogs

Hour Two
*The Wallflowers “Three Marlenas” Bringing Down The Horse
Margo Price “Radio” Strays
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers “Change Of Heart” Long After Dark
Everything But The Girl “Nothing Left To Lose” Fuse
Sia “Breathe Me” Six Feet Under – ” Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
The National “Tropic Morning News” First Two Pages Of Frankenstein
Phoebe Bridgers “Motion Sickness” Stranger In The Alps
De La Soul “Magic Number” 3 Feet High & Rising
Beck “New Pollution” Odelay
Citizen Cope “Hurricane Waters” The Clarence Greenwood Recordings
Ken Boothe “Ain’t No Sunshine” Black Gold & Green
Arlo Parks “Weightless” My Soft Machine
Seal “Prayer For The Dying” Seal
Maggie Rogers “Want Want” Surrender

*Optional Song