World Cafe Playlist for 05/03/2021

Songs of 1971 for NPR’s 50th anniversary, hosted by Raina Douris (no guest)

It’s NPR’s 50th anniversary!…The first on-air original programming ran on May 3rd in 1971, and NPR is marking the occasion with special looks back in history to news, arts, and popular culture. World Cafe carries on the celebration with a full two-hour mix of songs from 1971 – It’s the same year David Bowie’s “Life On Mars” was released, Carole King sang “It’s Too Late,” and the “Theme From Shaft” was a number one hit.

*Ike & Tina Turner “Proud Mary” Proud Mary – ” The Best of Ike & Tina Turner
Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On” What’s Going On
John Prine “Hello In There” John Prine
Joni Mitchell “A Case of You” Blue
Sly & The Family Stone “Family Affair” There’s A Riot Goin’ On
Isaac Hayes “Theme From Shaft” Soul Hits of the 70’s Vol. 6
Carole King “It’s Too Late” Tapestry
James Taylor “You’ve Got A Friend” Greatest Hits
David Bowie “Life On Mars?” Hunky Dory
The Carpenters “Superstar” Carpenters
The Rolling Stones “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” Sticky Fingers
Black Sabbath “Sweet Leaf” Master of Reality

Hour Two
*Led Zeppelin “Black Dog” IV
Gil Scott-Heron “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” Pieces of a Man
Ten Years After “I’d Love To Change The World” A Space in Time
Nick Drake “Northern Sky” Bryter Layter
The Dramatics “Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get” Whatcha See
Rod Stewart “Maggie May” Every Picture Tells A Story
Joan Baez “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” Blessed Are…
Bonnie Raitt “Thank You” Bonnie Raitt
Freddie King “Going Down” Hide Away: Best of Freddie King
T Rex “Mambo Sun” Electric Warrior
Dolly Parton “Coat of Many Colors” Ultimate
Cat Stevens “Peace Train” Teaser And The Firecat
Aretha Franklin “Rock Steady” Greatest Hits
Al Green “Tired of Being Alone” Al Green Gets Next To You
Curtis Mayfield “Get Down” Roots

*Optional Song