World Cafe Playlist for 02/19/2021

John Morrison joins host Raina Douris

World Cafe is digging into the Black Roots Of Rock & Roll throughout February for Black History Month. In this four-part series, music journalist John Morrison helps explore how black artists have influenced – and in some cases invented – rock, decade by decade. Moving into the ‘80s and ‘90s this week, we’ll hear music from the punk band Death, British shoegaze duo A.R. Kane, and more.

*Neville Brothers “Fire on the Mountain” Mitakuye Oyasin Oyasin (All My Relations)
Death “Freakin Out” …For the Whole World to See
M/A/R/R/S “Pump Up the Volume UK 12” Pump Up the Volume
A.R. Kane “Haunting” The Complete Singles Collection
Dionne Farris “I Know” Wild Seed – ” Wild Flower
J.S. Ondara “Saying Goodbye” Tales of America
Emmylou Harris “Wrecking Ball” Wrecking Ball
Cordovas “High Feeling” Destiny Hotel
Caroline Spence “The Choir” The Choir (single)
Femi Kuti “Pa` Pa´ Pa’” Legacy+
Gloria Jones “Tainted Love” Var-soul Shots Vol. 3
Parker Millsap “The Real Thing” Be Here Instead
Dire Straits “Once Upon a Time in the West” Communique

Hour Two
*Melody Gardot “Who Will Comfort Me” My one and only Thrill
Arlo Parks “Too Good” Collapsed in Sunbeams
Field Report “Home (Leave the Lights On)” Marigolden
R.E.M. “The One I Love” Document
Aaron Lee Tasjan “Up All Night” Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!
Valerie June “Call me a Fool” The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers
Tracy Chapman “For my Lover” Tracy Chapman
Cage the Elephant “Skin and Bones” World Café Session May 20
The Pretenders “I Go to Sleep” Pretenders II
Bleachers “Chinatown (featuring Bruce Springsteen)” Chinatown (single)
Brandi Carlile “I Put a Spell on You” Social Dilemma (soundtrack)
The Dustbowl Revival “Beside You” Is it You, Is it Me
The Head and the Heart “Rhythm & Blues” Signs of Light
Ray Lamontagne “You Can Bring Me Flowers” Till the Sun Turns Black

*Optional Song