World Cafe Playlist for 06/19/2020

Encore: Gary Clark Jr. joins host Talia Schlanger

On June 19, 1865, slaves in Galveston, Texas, one of the most remote slave states, learned that they were free. Today, Juneteenth, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, and World Cafe celebrates the holiday with a playlist of music rooted in African American history – We’ll hear inspirational songs, like Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come,” and thought-provoking tracks, like J.S. Ondara’s “American Dream.” Plus, an interview and performance from Gary Clark Jr. recorded last year upon the release of his latest album, This Land.

*Rhiannon Giddens “Freedom Highway” Freedom Highway
Gary Clark Jr. “Low Down Rolling Stone” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Gary Clark Jr. “This Land” This Land
Gary Clark Jr. “I Walk Alone” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Gary Clark Jr. “Pearl Cadillac” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Mavis Staples “Wade In The Water” Live: Hope At The Hideout
Richie Havens “Freedom” Woodstock – Back To The Garden – 50th Anniversary Experience
J.S. Ondara “American Dream” Tales Of America
Childish Gambino “This Is America” This Is America (single)
Stevie Wonder “Sir Duke” Songs In The Key of Life

Hour Two
*Bob Marley & The Wailers “Sun Is Shining” Kaya
Prince “America” Around The World In A Day
Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings “This Land Is Your Land” Up In The Air (Music From the Motion Picture)
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram “Outside Of This Town” Kingfish
Billie Holiday “Strange Fruit” The Best Of Billie Holiday
Common & John Legend “Glory” Selma (Music from the Motion Picture)
Toots & The Maytals “Got To Be Tough” Got To Be Tough
Aretha Franklin “How I Got Over” Amazing Grace
Peter CottonTale “Pray For Real (feat. Chance The Rapper)” CATCH
Sam Cooke “A Change Is Gonna Come” The Man And His Music
Beyonce (feat. Kendrick Lamar) “Freedom” Lemonade
The Sounds Of Blackness “Optimistic” The Sounds Of Blackness
Timmy Thomas “Why Can’t We Live Together” Soul Hits Of The 70’s – Didn’t It Blow Your Mind

*Optional Song