World Cafe Playlist for 08/05/2022

Billy Bragg joins host Raina Douris

In dark times, Billy Bragg understands how much a song can lift you up. And his latest album is meant to just that, whether it’s an intensely personal song, or a song about politics – two subjects that have often met in his catalog. Outside of songwriting, decades of activism have crystalized his thinking on what we need to make the world a better place, and he shares his encouraging words. Plus, we’ll hear a live performance of music from the new record, called The Million Things That Never Happened.

Stream the complete show here

*Mark Knopfler “What It Is” Sailing To Philadelphia
Billy Bragg “Should Have Seen It Coming” The Million Things That Never Happened
Ramones “Blitzkrieg Bop” Ramones
Billy Bragg “Ten Mysterious Photos” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Billy Bragg “Levi Stubb’s Tears” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Billy Bragg “I Will Be Your Shield” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Sylvan Esso “Radio” What Now
Soup Dragons “Divine Thing” Hotwired
Dawes “Someone Else’s Cafe / Doomscroller Tries To Relax” Misadventures of Doomscroller
Sinead O’Connor “Nothing Compares 2 U” I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got

Hour Two
*Steely Dan “Hey Nineteen” Gaucho
Lizzie No “Sweeter Than Strychnine” (Single)
Broken Bells “The High Road” Broken Bells
The Suffers “Don’t Bother Me” It Starts With Love
Talking Heads “Blind” Naked
Thee Sacred Souls “Easier Said Than Done” Thee Sacred Souls
Al Green “Tired Of Being Alone” Al Green Gets Next To You
Arcade Fire “Unconditional I (Lookout Kid)” WE
Wolf Parade “This Heart’s On Fire” Apologies to the Queen Mary
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit “If We Were Vampires” The Nashville Sound
Mayer Hawthorne “Mr. Blue Sky” Impressions
Soccer Mommy “Shotgun” Sometimes, Forever
Patti Smith “Because The Night” Easter
Iron and Wine “Boy With A Coin” The Shepherd’s Dog

*Optional Song