World Cafe Playlist for 08/10/2022

Tank and the Bangas’ latest album Red Balloon is like scanning a radio dial – which is what frontwoman Tarriona “Tank” Ball envisioned. From one song to the next, the lyrics cover the politics of dating, being Black in America, watching The Simpsons, and the January 6th riots. On the next World Cafe, Tank shares her own memories of growing up listening to the radio, where she discovered touchstone artists like Lianne La Havas and Lauryn Hill. Plus, we’ll hear a live performance from the whole band recorded in front of an audience at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

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Los Lobos “One Time One Night” By The Light Of The Moon

Tank and the Bangas “No ID/Big” Recorded Live For The World Cafe
Lianne La Havas “Empty (In Paris)” Is Your Love Big Enough (Deluxe Ed)

World Cafe Session with Tank and the Bangas
Tank and the Bangas “Intro (Feat. Wayne Brady)” Red Balloon
Tank and the Bangas “Black Folk” Recorded Live For The World Cafe
Tank and the Bangas “Mr. Bluebell” Red Balloon
Tank and the Bangas “Stolen Fruit” Recorded Live For The World Cafe

Hozier “Take Me To Church” Hozier
Mondo Cozmo “Electrify My Love” This is For The Barbarians
The Head and the Heart “All We Ever Knew” Signs Of Light
Chris Pierce “45 Jukebox” Let All Who Will
Rosanne Cash “Seventh Avenue” The Wheel

Hour Two
*Fishbone “Everyday Sunshine” The Reality Of My Surroundings
Foals “2AM” Life is Yours
Tom Tom Club “Genius Of Love” Tom Tom Club
Jason Isbell “24 Frames” Something More Than Free
Amy Ray “Sure Feels Good Anyway” Holler
Brian Jackson “Miami Wata” This Is Brian Jackson
Angel Olsen “All The Good Times” Big Time
Ray Lamontagne “Trouble” Trouble
St Vincent “And Then She Kissed Me” Universal Love – Wedding Songs Reimagined
Michaela Anna “Chasing Days” Oh To Be That Free
The Pretenders “Kid” Pretenders