World Cafe Playlist for 06/24/2021

Michael Mwenso on Message Music with host Stephen Kallao

Michael Mwenso is back with another installment of Message Music on the World Cafe! A recording artist and educator, he takes a deep dive into the songs we love and the messages they share. June is Pride Month, and to celebrate, Michael shines the spotlight on three artists who he says had no fear about their sexuality and being themselves. We’ll hear music from a rock ‘n’ roll icon and the first artist to record “Hound Dog” – Hint, it wasn’t Elvis.

*Amy Helm “Breathing” What The Flood Leaves Behind
Phish “The Connection” Undermind
Mwenso & the Shakes “No Regrets” Emergence
Little Richard “(There Will Be) Peace In the Valley (For Me)” The King Of The Gospel Singers
Elvis Presley “Hound Dog” Elvis’ Golden Records
Big Mama Thornton “Hound Dog” Hound Dog / The Peacock Recordings
Johnny Mathis “Deep River” Good Night, Dear Lord
My Morning Jacket “I’m Amazed” Evil Urges
Julien Baker “Faith Healer” Little Oblivions
Leon Bridges “Motorbike” Gold-Diggers Sound
Lee Dorsey “Yes We Can Can” Saturday Night Fish Fry
JD McPherson “Let The Good Times Roll” Let The Good Times Roll
Japanese Breakfast “Be Sweet” Jubilee
Fine Young Cannibals “Suspicious Minds” Fine Young Cannibals
The Black Keys “Crawling Kingsnake” Delta Kream

Hour Two
*Tift Merritt “Your Love Made A U-turn” Tambourine
Lucinda Williams “I Just Wanted To See You” Lucinda Williams
Sam Evian “Easy To Love” Easy To Love
Mt. Joy “Silver Lining” Mt. Joy
Yola “Diamond Studded Shoes” Stand For Myself
Bob Marley & The Wailers “Jamming” Exodus
The Felice Brothers “Jazz On The Autobahn” From Dreams To Dust”
Chuck Prophet “Summertime Thing” No Other Love
The Marias “Hush” Cinema
Smashing Pumpkins “1979” Melon Collie & The Infinite Sadness
Counting Crows “Elevator Boots” Butter Miracle, Suite One
David Bowie “Shapes Of Things” Pinups
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram “662” 662
Creedence Clearwater Revival “Green River” Green River
Richard Thompson “Tear Stained Letter” Hand Of Kindness

*Optional Song