World Cafe Playlist for 06/18/2021

Encore: Joy Oladokun joins host Raina Douris

One of the most personal and incisive protest songs released in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests last summer came from Nashville’s Joy Oladokun. In “Who Do I Turn To?” she sings about what it’s like to feel unsafe as a Black woman in America. We’ll hear how Joy almost didn’t release that song, and she showcases new music from her forthcoming album, in defense of my own happiness.

*Mavis Staples “Down In Mississippi” We’ll Never Turn Back
Joy Oladokun “Someone That I Used To Be” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Joy Oladokun “Younger Days” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Tracy Chapman “Fast Car” from her 1988 live performance at Wembley
Joy Oladokun “Judas” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Joy Oladokun “Who Do I Turn To” in defense of my own happiness
Joy Oladokun “Blink Twice” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
J.S. Ondara “American Dream” Tales Of America
Aretha Franklin “Bridge Over Troubled Water” Greatest Hits
Leon Bridges “Ball Of Confusion” The Get Down – ” OST
Richie Havens “Freedom” Woodstock – ” Back to the Garden

Hour Two
*Rhiannon Giddens “Freedom Highway” Freedom Highway
The Sounds Of Blackness “Optimistic” The Sounds Of Blackness
John Legend & The Roots “Wake Up Everybody” Wake Up!
The O’Jays “Message In Our Music” Message In The Music
The Staple Singers “Why? Am I Treated So Bad” Freedom Highway
Amythyst Kiah “Black Myself” Wary & Strange
The Impressions “It’s Alright” Soul Shots Vol. 3
Sam Cooke “A Change Is Gonna Come” The Man And His Music
Tracy Chapman “Across The Lines” Tracy Chapman
The Slide Brothers “Wade In The Water” Robert Randolf Presents: The Slide Brothers
Gary Clark Jr. “The Healing” The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim
Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On” What’s Going On
Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings “This Land Is Your Land” Up In The Air (Music From the Motion Picture)
Nina Simone “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” Silk & Soul

*Optional Song