World Cafe Playlist for 02/20/2024

John Morrison joins host Raina Douris

The 90s saw an explosion of subgenres in dance music, from Baltimore club to jungle. On the World Cafe, correspondent John Morrison explains how the genre’s underground roots collided with the mainstream in the 90s, as we go through the decades for this special Black History Month series on dance music.

Listen to the session here.

Today’s Playlist
Massive Attack “Unfinished Sympathy” Blue Lines
Crystal Waters “100 Pure Love” Storyteller
Big Tony aka Miss Tony “Whatzup? Whatzup? (How You Wanna Carry It)” Whatzup? Whatzup? (How You Wanna Carry It)
Rosie Gaines “Closer than Close” Closer than Close
Janet Jackson “You” The Velvet Rope
Lyn Collins “Think (About It)” Think (About It)
Gaz “Sing Sing” Gaz
2 Hyped Brothers & A Dog “Doo Doo Brown” Ya Rollin’ Doo Doo
Lil Uzi Vert “Just Wanna Rock” Pink Tape
Madonna “Vogue” I’m Breathless
Fatboy Slim “Praise You” You’ve Come A Long Way Baby
Robin S “Show Me Love” Show Me Love
The Winstons “Amen, Brother” Color Him Father
Goldie Presents Metalheadz “Inner City Life” Timeless
PinkPantheress “Nice to meet you” Heaven Knows
Prince “Lady Cab Driver” 1999
Chic “I Want Your Love” C’est Chic
Hiatus Kaiyote “Everything’s Beautiful” Everything’s Beautiful (single)
Raphael Saadiq “100 Yard Dash” The Way I See It
Marvin Gaye “I Want You” I Want You
Paramore “Burning Down the House” Everyone’s Getting Involved
Talking Heads “Take Me To The River” Stop Making Sense

Hour Two
The Clash “Brand New Cadillac” London Calling
Pete Townshend “Let My Love Open The Door” Empty Glass
Lizzie No “Halfsies” Halfsies
Iron and Wine “Tree By The River” Kiss Each Other Clean
The Last Dinner Party “Sinner” Prelude to Ecstasy
The Cure “Doing The Unstuck” Wish
Gorillaz “Rhinestone Eyes” Recorded Live for World Cafe
Lord Huron “Ends Of The Earth” World Cafe Session
Crash Test Dummies “Superman’s Song” The Ghosts That Haunt Me
Laufey “From The Start” Bewitched
Allison Russell “Stay Right Here” The Returner
Lo Moon “Water” I Wish You Way More Than Luck
M83 “Midnight City” Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Adrianne Lenker “Sadness as a Gift” Bright Future
The Band “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” The Band