World Cafe Playlist for 05/11/2022

World Cafe 30th Anniversary show with host Raina Douris

World Cafe has spent the last 30 weeks revisiting the show’s greatest musical guests over the course of three decades on the air. For the final anniversary archive dive, we’ll hear from two icons – Lou Reed changed rock music, and he remains an enigma even now, nearly a decade after his death. The Velvet Underground frontman talks about the merits of vinyl, and their classic song, “Sweet Jane,” which he didn’t think would become an anthem. Then, Al Green – The soul legend shares the story of how he found his own voice during the recording of “Let’s Stay Together.” All that, and the 30 Under 30 list is completed.

*Ben Harper “With My Own Two Hands” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Velvet Underground “Sweet Jane” The Velvet Underground
Lou Reed “What’s Good – ” The Thesis” Magic And Loss
The Velvet Underground “Heroin” The Velvet Underground and Nico
Al Green “Let’s Stay Together” Let’s Stay Together
Indigo De Souza “Hold U” Any Shape You Take
Indigo De Souza “Pretty Pictures” Any Shape You Take
Sarah McLachlan “Good Enough” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Bon Iver “Flume” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
J.J. Cale “The Breeze” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Death Cab For Cutie “Little Bribes” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

Hour Two
*Bruce Springsteen “Letter To You” Letter To You
Fiona Apple “Under The Table” Fetch The Bolt Cutters
Phoebe Bridgers “Kyoto” Punisher
Bartees Strange “Boomer” Live Forever
Fleet Foxes “Can I Believe You” Shore
Taylor Swift “Cardigan” Folklore
Sylvan Esso “Ferris Wheel” Free Love
Lucinda Williams “You Can’t Rule Me” Good Souls, Better Angels
Bob Dylan “Goodbye Jimmy Reed” Rough and Rowdy Ways
Waxahatchee “Arkadelphia” Saint Cloud
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit “Be Afraid” Reunions
Beabadoobee “Care” Fake It Flowers
Low Cut Connie “Private Lives” Private Lives
Fontaines D.C. “Televised Mind” A Hero’s Death

*Optional Song