World Cafe Playlist for 04/08/2021

Encore: Black Thought joins host Raina Douris

Tariq Trotter – a.k.a. Black Thought – was born at the same time that hip hop was emerging, and the rapper grew up to be the lead MC and co-founder of The Roots, along with drummer Questlove. Now, the Roots are the house band on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Black Thought recently completed a trilogy of solo albums with the latest, called Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cane & Abel. He joins host Raina Douris to talk about his journey with The Roots and his own evolution as an artist.

*Black Thought “We Could Be Good (United)” Streams Of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane & Able
Black Thought “Good Morning” Streams Of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane & Able
Spoonie Gee “Love Rap” Godfather Of Hip Hop
The Roots “The Roots Is Comin” Organix
Black Thought “Fuel” Streams Of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane & Able
Black Thought “Thought Vs Everybody” Streams Of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane & Able
Black Thought “American Heartbreak” American Heartbreak
John Legend & The Roots “Wake Up Everybody” Wake Up!
Devon Gilfillian “The Good Life” Black Hole Rainbow
Kathleen Edwards “Six O’clock News” Failer
Bob Dylan “Goodbye Jimmy Reed” Rough and Rowdy Ways
Jimmy Reed “Baby What You Want Me To Do” Found Love

Hour Two
*David Bowie “Space Oddity” Space Oddity
Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth “Remember We Were Lovers” Utopian Ashes
Otis Redding “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” Otis Blue
Julien Baker “Faith Healer” Little Oblivions
Ruston Kelly “Mockingbird” Dying Star
Dr. Lonnie Smith “Sunshine Superman (feat. Iggy Pop)” Breathe
Aretha Franklin “Rock Steady” Greatest Hits
Arlo Parks “Green Eyes” Collapsed in Sunbeams
The Blue Nile “Stay” A Walk Across the Rooftop
Deep Sea Diver “Impossible Weight (feat. Sharon Van Etten)” Impossible Weight
Low Cut Connie “Need You Tonight” Tough Cookies: The Best of the Quarantine Broadcasts
Tamar Aphek “Crossbow” All Bets Are Off
Jane’s Addiction “Been Caught Stealing” Ritual De Lo Habitual
Jade Bird “Open Up the Heavens” Open Up the Heavens (single)
Mitski “Nobody” Be the Cowboy

*Optional Song