World Cafe Playlist for 07/11/2024

War joins host Stephen Kallao

War is hard to define. The band from Long Beach, California is equal parts funk, soul, Latin rock, jazz and much more. That unique sound helped them reach the top of the charts 50 years ago with their blockbuster album The World Is a Ghetto. On the World Cafe, founding member Lonnie Jordan and producer Jerry Goldstein join us to talk about making that iconic album, plus War performs some of their greatest hits live.

Listen to the session here.

Today’s Playlist
Stevie Wonder “Boogie On Reggae Woman” Fulfillingness’ First Finale
War “Cisco Kid” WC Recording
War “The World Is A Ghetto” WC Recording
War “Spill The Wine” WC Recording
War “Low Rider” WC Recording
Prince “Raspberry Beret” Around The World In A Day
Billy Preston “Outta Space” I Wrote A Simple Song

Hour Two
Emmylou Harris “Wrecking Ball” Wrecking Ball
Grace Bowers & The Hodge “Tell Me Why U Do That” Wine on Venus
Tedeschi Trucks Band “Part of Me” Made Up Mind
The Cure “Just Like Heaven” Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
Fontaines D.C. “Starburster” Romance
The Airborne Toxic Event “Sometime Around Midnight”
Gary Clark Jr. “Ain’t Messin’ Round”
Mavis Staples “Worthy” Worthy (single)
Ben Harper “With My Own Two Hands” Diamonds On The Inside
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night “Sweats Heartless” South of Here
The Head and the Heart “All We Ever Knew” Signs Of Light
Talking Heads “Making Flippy Floppy” Speaking In Tongues
Paramore “Burning Down the House” Everyone’s Getting Involved