World Cafe Playlist for 02/10/2022

Big Freedia joins New Orleans correspondent Gwen Thompkins

We’ll hear a high-energy live performance from Big Freedia with backing band, Tank and the Bangas. As New Orleans correspondent Gwen Thompkins puts it: Freedia is to Bounce music what Serena Williams is to tennis – Not the earliest pioneer in their chosen field, but the one who makes the biggest impression. Over the past 20 years, Freedia’s brand of Bounce music has caught the attention of artists like Drake, the Scissor Sisters, and Beyonce – We’ll hear about Freedia’s collaboration with the “Queen B” and about Freedia’s latest EP, B-D-E, which stands for Big Diva Energy.

*Preservation Hall Jazz Band “Keep Your Head Up (feat. Eme Alfonso)” A Tuba To Cuba
Big Freedia “BDE” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Big Freedia “Not Today” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Big Freedia “Betty Bussit/Big” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Big Freedia “Platinum” Big Diva Energy EP
Tank And The Bangas “No ID” Red Balloon
Lee Dorsey “Night People” Lee Dorsey Selected Hits
Dr. John “Wang Dang Doodle” Right Place, Right Time: Live at Tipitina’s – Mardi Gras ’89
Hurray for the Riff Raff “Pierced Arrows” Life on Earth
Leyla McCalla “Settle Down” The Capitalist Blues

Hour Two
*The Police “So Lonely” Outlandos D’amour
Samm Henshaw “Grow (feat. Tiana Major9)” Grow (single)
Samm Henshaw “All Good” All Good (single)
Yola “Ride Out In The Country” Walk Through Fire
Elton John “Country Comfort” Tumbleweed Connection
Lucy Dacus “Kissing Lessons” Kissing Lessons (single)
Siouxsie & The Banshees “Kiss Them For Me” Superstition
Indigo De Souza “Hold U” Any Shape You Take
Sade “Soldier Of Love” Solider Of Love
Khruangbin & Leon Bridges “B-Side” Texas Moon EP
X “Breathless” More Fun In the New World
Elvis Costello & The Imposters “Magnificent Hurt” The Boy Named If
JD McPherson “Let The Good Times Roll” Let The Good Times Roll
The Rolling Stones “It’s Only Rock’n Roll (But I Like It)” It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll

*Optional Song