World Cafe Playlist for 02/11/2021

John Morrison joins host Raina Douris for The Black Roots of Rock and Roll

Throughout February, music journalist John Morrison is helping World Cafe celebrate Black History Month with a series called The Black Roots of Rock and Roll. He’ll dig into how black artists have influenced – and in some cases invented – rock, decade by decade. The series continues today as Morrison shines a spotlight on black rock innovators from the ‘60s and ‘70s, including Sly & The Family Stone, George Clinton of Funkadelic, and more.

*The Fugees “Killing Me Softly” The Score
LL Cool J “Mama Said Knock You Out” Mama Said Knock You Out
Sly & The Family Stone “Trip to Your Heart” A Whole New Thing
Love “Alone Again Or” Forever Changes
Funkadelic “Hit It and Quit It” Maggot Brain
Menahan Street Band “The Duke” The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band
Thievery Corporation “The Heart’s A Lonely Hunt” The Cosmic Game
Valerie June “Call Me a Fool” The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers
Carla Thomas “B-A-B-Y” Carla
Iron and Wine “Call it Dreaming” Americanafest Sessions at Sound Stage Studios
J.S. Ondara “American Dream” Tales of America
Lorde “Royals” Pure Heroine
The Cure “Lovesong” Disintegration

Hour Two
*The Lone Bellow “You Never Need Nobody” The Lone Bellow
Joy Oladokun “wish you the best (feat. Jensen McRae)” wish you the best (single)
Jeff Buckley “Lover, You Should’ve Come” Grace
Bakar “1st Time” 1st Time (single)
Tash Sultana “Sweet and Dandy” Terra Firma
Stevie Wonder “Ribbon in the Sky” Stevie Wonder’s Original
Aaron Lee Tasjan “Up All Night” Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!
Band of Horses “Laredo” Infinite Arms
Violent Femmes “Blister in the Sun” Violent Femmes
The Mavericks “Air that I Breathe” The Mavericks
LCD Soundsystem “Home” This is Happening
Talking Heads “Slippery People” Speaking in Tongues

*Optional Song