World Cafe Playlist for 07/04/2023

Bruce Springsteen joins host Raina Douris

On the World Cafe, we sit down with The Boss. Bruce Springsteen joins us to talk about Only the Strong Survive, his new album of soul and R&B classics. Springsteen talks about working with Sam Moore of the R&B group Sam & Dave, discovering the music of Jerry Butler, and why Levi Stubbs of Four Tops had one of the greatest voices in music.

Listen to the session here.

Today’s Playlist
Bruce Springsteen “Spirit in the Night” Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
Bruce Springsteen “Only the Strong Survive” Only the Strong Survive
Jerry Butler “Hey Western Union Man!” The Ice Man Cometh
Bruce Springsteen “Hey Western Union Man!” Only the Strong Survive
The Four Tops “When She Was My Girl” Tonight!
The Four Tops “7 Rooms of Gloom” Reach Out
Bruce Springsteen “7 Rooms of Gloom” Only the Strong Survive
Sam & Dave “When Something Is Wrong with My Baby” Double Dynamite
Bruce Springsteen “Kitty’s Back” The Wild, The Innocent, and The E Street Shuffle
Bruce Springsteen “Soul Days” Only the Strong Survive
Wilson Pickett “In the Midnight Hour” In the Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett “634-5789” The Exciting Wilson Pickett
Sam Cooke “Just For You” Man and His Music
Bruce Springsteen “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” Born to Run
Bruce Springsteen “Nightshift” Only the Strong Survive
Bruce Springsteen “Nightshift” Only the Strong Survive
Bruce Springsteen “Rosalita” The Wild, The Innocent, and The E Street Shuffle
Gary U.S. Bonds “This Little Girl” Dedication
Patti Smith “Because The Night” Easter
Lucinda Williams “New York Comeback” Stories from a Rock and Roll Heart
Frank Wilson “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” The Complete Motown Single

Hour Two
Grateful Dead “U.S. Blues” From the Mars Hotel
Aimee Mann “4th of July” Whatever
Simon & Garfunkel “America” Bookends
James Taylor “On the 4th of July” October Road
American Football “Never Meant” American Football
Prince “America” Around the World in a Day
Childish Gambino “This is America” This is America (Single)
Steve Miller Band “Living In The U.S.A” Sailor
Johnny Cash “I’ve Been Everywhere” Unchained
Francis Dunnery “American Life in the Summertime” Fearless
U.S. Girls “Velvet 4 Sale” In A Poem Unlimited
X “4th of July” See How We Are
The Isley Brothers “Summer Breeze” 3 + 3
Elvis Costello “Indoor Fireworks” King of America
Galaxie 500 “Fourth of July” This is Our Music