World Cafe Playlist for 02/06/2024

John Morrison joins host Raina Douris

In the early 70s, Black musicians were making records that would shape the next five decades of popular music. On the World Cafe, “Culture Corner” correspondent John Morrison explains how disco laid the foundation for dance and DJ culture. Join us as we kick off a weekly segment for Black History Month, exploring dance and electronic music through the decades.

Listen to the session here.

Today’s Playlist
World Party “When The Rainbow Comes” Goodbye Jumbo
CHIC “Dance Dance Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)” CHIC
Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes “The Love I Lost” Black & Blue
Beyonce “Virgo’s Groove” Renaissance
Thelma Houston “Don’t Leave Me This Way” Wake Up Everybody
Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes “Bad Luck” To Be True
The Trammps “Disco Inferno” Disco Inferno
Phyllis Hyman “You Know How To Love Me” You Know How To Love Me
Daft Punk “Touch feat. Paul Williams” Random Access Memories
Brittany Howard “Prove It To You” What Now
Grace Jones “Pull Up To The Bumper” Nightclubbing
Me’shell Ndegeocello “I’m Diggin’ You (Like An Old Soul Record)” Plantation Lullabies
Lucius “How Loud Your Heart Gets” WC Recording
Adrianne Lenker “Sadness as a Gift” Bright Future
Neil Young “Pocahontas” Rust Never Sleeps
Renya Tropical “Cartagena” Malegría
Talking Heads “Once In A Lifetime” Remain In Light

Hour Two
Coldplay “Shiver” Parachutes
The Black Keys “Beautiful People (Stay High)” Ohio Players
The Rolling Stones “Dance (pt. 1)” Emotional Rescue
The Verve “Bittersweet Symphony” Urban Hymns
Laura Marling “Ghosts” Alas I Cannot Swim
Fruit Bats “The Ruminant Band” Live at the World Cafe
Josh Ritter “Getting Ready to Get Down” Recorded Live at XPN Fest
Khruangbin “A Love International” A La Sala
Old Crow Medicine Show “Miles Away” Jubilee
Julia Jacklin “Pool Party” WC Recording
The Zutons “Creeping on the Dancefloor” single
LCD Soundsystem “Call The Police” American Dream
Norah Jones “Running” Visions
The Avett Brothers “Kick Drum Heart” I And Love And You
The Suffers “Do Whatever” Everything Here