World Cafe Playlist for 02/15/2024

Sampha joins host Raina Douris

For his latest album, Sampha wanted to create a sound that felt like a bird flying through the sky. Guided by his sense of curiosity, the London musician began toying with new equipment and created the airy, serene Lahai. On the World Cafe, Sampha talks about those sonic experimentations, the novella that inspired him and how becoming a father has reshaped him.

Listen to the session here.

Today’s Playlist
Spacehog “In The Meantime” Resident Alien
Sampha “Only” Recorded Live for World Cafe
Sampha “Stereo Colour Cloud” Lahai
Sampha “Spirit 2.0” Recorded Live for World Cafe
Sampha “Evidence” Lahai
Sampha “Without” Recorded Live for World Cafe
Brandi Carlile “The Things I Regret” WC Recording
The Last Dinner Party “Nothing Matters” Prelude to Ecstasy
Psychedelic Furs “Heartbeat” Mirror Moves
Franz Ferdinand “Right Action” WC Recording
The Libertines “Run Run Run” All Quiet on the Eastern Esplanade
The Clash “Rudie Can’t Fail” London Calling
Sugarcubes “Birthday” Life’s Too Good

Hour Two
Fleetwood Mac “Never Going Back Again” Rumours
R.E.M. “Fall On Me” Life’s Rich Pageant
Grace Cummings “On and On” Ramona
Jeff Buckley “Grace” Grace
Thee Sinseers “Can’t Do That To Her” Sinseerly Yours
Silk Sonic “Leave The Door Open” An Evening with Silk Sonic
Billy Taylor Trio “I Wish I Knew” Right Here, Right Now!
Melissa Etheridge “I’m The Only One” Live at the World Cafe
John Fogerty “Born On The Bayou” Recorded Live for World Cafe
The Zutons “Creeping on the Dancefloor” single
Primal Scream “Movin’ On Up” Screamadelica
Brittany Howard “Prove It To You” What Now
Rhiannon Giddens “Black is the Color” WC Recording
Sarah Jarosz “Jealous Moon” Polaroid Lovers
Dawes “Feed The Fire” Passwords
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss “Fortune Teller” Raising Sand