World Cafe Playlist for 02/28/2024

Billy Porter joins host Raina Douris

Billy Porter is known for many things – his Tony award winning Broadway performance in Kinky Boots, his Emmy award winning role in HBO’s Pose, and his head turning red carpet looks. Now he is on a mission to become known for something else – his music! Billy Porter talks about his deeply personal new album, Black Mona Lisa.

Listen to the session here.

Today’s Playlist
The Jesus and Mary Chain “Sometimes Always” Stoned & Dethroned
Blondie “Hanging On The Telephone” Parallel Lines
Billy Porter “Broke a Sweat” Black Mona Lisa
Billy Porter “Love is on the Way” Billy Porter
Billy Porter “Baby was a Dancer” Black Mona Lisa
Angelique Kidjo “Samba Pa Ti” World Cafe Recording
Billy Porter, Kinky Boots Ensemble “Land of Lola” Kinky Boots (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Billy Porter “Audacity” Black Mona Lisa
Medeski, Scofield, Martin, & Wood “Little Walter Rides Again” Out Louder
Kathleen Edwards “Hard On Everyone” Total Freedom
Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still” Woodstock

Hour Two
Lucinda Williams “Real Live Bleeding Fingers And Broken Guitar Strings” World Without Tears
Vampire Weekend “Capricorn” Only God Was Above Us
Jenny Lewis With The Watson Twins “Handle With Care” Rabbit Fur Coat
Maggie Rogers “Don’t Forget Me” Don’t Forget Me
Devon Gilfillian “All I Really Wanna Do” Love You Anyway
Nicole Atkins “Cool Enough” World Cafe Recording
John Prine “New Train” Live at the World Cafe
Cat Power “Satisfaction” Live at the World Cafe
The Rolling Stones “Time Waits For No One” It’s Only Rock & Roll
Lizzie No “Halfsies” Halfsies
Franz Ferdinand “Right Action” World Cafe Recording
Pearl Jam “Dark Matter” Dark Matter
R.E.M. “The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite” Automatic For The People
The National Parks “Timber!” 8th Wonder
My Morning Jacket “I’m Amazed” Evil Urges
Mavis Staples “Change” We Get By