World Cafe Playlist for 02/22/2022

John Morrison’s Culture Corner with host Raina Douris

February is Black History Month, and every week World Cafe correspondent John Morrison has been stopping by to talk about some of the Black Innovators of Rock & Roll, decade by decade. For the final installment, we’ve arrived at the new millennium! John shines a spotlight on Black artists from the 2000s who made their mark on rock – Like Santigold, who weaves in Caribbean, electronic, and dub influences. As John puts it, now is an exciting time for Black musicians who play rock music and what one might call “weird” music.

*Lord Huron “Ends Of The Earth” Lonesome Dreams
Dragons of Zynth “Anna Mae” Coronation Thieves
The Bots “5:17” Sincerely Sorry
Stiffed “A Day With Andrew” Burned Again
Santigold “Disparate Youth” Master of My Make-Believe
Muddy Waters “I’m Ready” I’m Ready
The Stuffers “Make Some Room” Make Some Room
Dijon “The Dress” Absolutely
Adele “Can I get It” 30
John Mayer “Wild Blue” Sob Rock
Dire Straits “Romeo & Juliet” Making Movies

Hour Two
*U2 “With Or Without You” The Joshua Tree
Shea Diamond “I Am America” Single
Shea Diamond “Smile” Single
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats “SOB” Nathanial Rateliff & The Night Sweats
The Dip “Paddle To The Stars” Sticking With It
Dehd “Bad Love” Blue Skies
Modern English “I Melt With You” After The Snow
Parquet Courts “Walking at a Downtown Pace” Sympathy for Life
Big Thief “Certainty” Dragon New Warm Mountain
The Beatles “Dig A Pony” Let It Be
Stephanie Lambring “Losing My Religion” Autonomy
Fontaines D.C. “Jackie Down The Line” Skinty Fia
Pulp “Common People” Different Class

*Optional Song