World Cafe Playlist for 05/21/2024

John Morrison joins host Raina Douris

When Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson released their album Winter in America in May 1974, they did it against a backdrop of political and civil unrest. Half a century later, the music they made still resonates, and correspondent John Morrison will take you through it on the Culture Corner.

Listen to the session here.

Today’s Playlist
Gloria Jones “Tainted Love” Soul Shots Vol. 3
Stevie Wonder “Singed, Sealed, Delivered” Singed, Sealed, Delivered
Brian Jackson and Gil Scott-Heron “Rivers of My Fathers” Winter in America
Brian Jackson and Gil Scott-Heron “Back Home” Winter in America
Brian Jackson and Gil Scott-Heron “The Bottle” Winter in America
Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson and the Midnight Band “Winter in America” The First Minute of a New Day
Chet Faker “1988” WC Recording
Hozier “Too Sweet” Unreal Unearth: Unheard
Low Cut Connie “Are You Gonna Run?” Art Dealers
Say She She “Astral Plane” Silver
St. Vincent “We Put A Pearl Into The Ground” Marry Me
St. Vincent “Broken Man” All Born Screaming
The Waterboys “We Will Not Be Lovers” Fisherman’s Blues
Massive Attack “Be Thankful For What You’ve Got” Blue Lines

Hour Two
Raphael Saadiq “Something Keeps Calling” Jimmy Lee
Vampire Weekend “Classical” Only God Was Above Us
The Go! Team “Ladyflash” Thunder, Lightning, Strike
Dave Matthews Band “The Space Between” Everyday
Phosphorescent “Impossible House” Revelator
The War On Drugs “Coast Reprise” Wagonwheel Blues
Fountains Of Wayne “Stacy’s Mom” World Cafe Performance
Son Volt “Driving The View” Live at the World Cafe
Moby “Pale Horses” Wait For Me
Jesus Jones “Right Here, Right Now” Doubt
The Decemberists “Burial Ground” As Ever it Was, So it Will Be Again
Fun. “Carry On” WC Recording
Amos Lee “Hold On Tight” Transmissions
Toots & The Maytals “Funky Kingston” True Love
Washed Out “The Hardest Part” Notes From a Quiet Life
Robert Palmer “Every Kind Of People” Double Fun