World Cafe Playlist for 02/20/2023

John Morrison on ‘90s R&B for Black History Month, with host Raina Douris

Throughout February John Morrison is helping World Cafe celebrate the music of black artists with a weekly series looking back on the last 50 years of R&B. This week, it’s the ‘90s. Hear about the rise of ‘90s R&B girl groups, the continued influence of hip hop throughout the decade, and the one ‘90s R&B subgenre nobody wanted to be labelled as.

Stream the complete show here

*Bruce Springsteen “High Hopes” High Hopes
Soul For Real “Candy Rain” Candy Rain
Mary J. Blige “You Remind Me” Strictly Business
TLC “Waterfalls” CrazySexyCool
D’Angelo “Cruisin'” Brown Sugar
The Black Keys “Strange Times” Attack & Release
Dr. John “Right Place Wrong Time” In The Right Place
Steve Lacy “Mercury” Gemini Rights
Lenny Kravitz “Always On The Run” Mama Said
Blondshell “Joiner” Blondshell
Portugal The Man “What, Me Worry?” What, Me Worry? (single)
Cecilia Castleman “Lonely Nights” Lonely Nights (single)
Crowded House “Something So Strong” Crowded House

Hour Two
*New Order “The Perfect Kiss” Low-Life
Say She She “Pink Roses” Prism
Phoenix “Lisztomania” Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Arlo Parks “Weightless” My Soft Machine
Roxy Music “Dance Away” Manifesto
Wet Leg “Chaise Lounge” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Phoebe Bridgers “Motion Sickness” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Dave Matthews Band “Ants Marching” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Daughter ‘Be on Your Way” Stereo Mind Game
Radiohead “Karma Police” OK Computer
Ruston Kelly ‘The Weakness” the Weakness
Counting Crows “Daylight Fading” Recovering The Satellites
Tennis “Let’s Make A Mistake” Toni Pollen
Soft Cell “Tainted Love” Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

*Optional Song