World Cafe Playlist for 02/10/2021

Michael Mwenso joins host Raina Douris

As a kid, Michael Mwenso befriended James Brown and even had the chance to sing and dance on stage with the soul legend. Now, Michael leads his own band, Mwenso and the Shakes, making his own style of funk music. He also recently took on a new role, as professor of a class called “Protest, Hope and Resilience Through Black Arts” at the University of Buffalo. Michael joins host Raina Douris to share some of his favorite protest songs, from Louis Armstrong, Yes, and more.

*Nathaniel Rateliff “Redemption” Palmer OST
Big Bill Broonzy “Black, Brown and White” Trouble in Mind
Mahalia Jackson “How I Got Over” The Essential Gospel Sampler
James Brown “I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door I’ll Get It Myself)” Foundations of Funk
Yes “Release, Release” The Studio Albums 1969-1987
Mwenso and the Shakes “No Regrets” Emergence [The Process of Coming Into Being]
Feist “How Come You Never Go” The Metals
Bleachers “chinatown (featuring Bruce)” chinatown (single)
Jon Batiste “I Need You” We Are
Lyle Lovett “Church” Joshua Judges Ruth
The Allman Brothers “Statesboro Blues” Live at Fillmore East
Frances Forever “Space Girl” Space Girl
First Aid Kit “Stay Gold” Stay Gold
Radiohead “All I Need” In Rainbows
Air “La Femme D’Argent” Moon Safari

Hour Two
*Raul Malo “Every Little Thing About” Today
Sun June “Singing” Somewhere
4 Non Blondes “What’s Up?” Bigger, Better, Faster, More!
Maddie Medley “Coming of Age” Coming of Age, Pt. 1
The Shins “It’s Only Life” Port of Morrow
Charley Crockett “I Can Help” I Can Help (single)
Yola “Ride Out In The Country” Walk Through Fire
Tom Petty “Time To Move On” Wildflowers
Sofia Valdes “Handful of Water” Ventura EP
Ben Harper “With My Own Two Hands” Diamonds on The Inside
The Beatles “Long Tall Sally” Past Masters, Vol. 1
The Rolling Stones “Can’t You Hear Me Knockin” Sticky Fingers
The National “Bloodbuzz Ohio” High Violet
Death Cab for Cutie “Little Bribes” The Open Door – EP

*Optional Song