World Cafe Playlist for 08/11/2023

DJ Grand Wizard Theodore, Kurtis Blow, and Jim Fricke join host David Dye

It’s been 50 years since DJ Kool Herc mixed two copies of the same album together at a party in his Bronx apartment complex – a moment that many think of as the birth of hip hop. To celebrate, World Cafe immerses you in those early days with the help of rapper Kurtis Blow, DJ Grand Wizard Theodore and author Jim Fricke as they talk about the creativity and controversies of those first moments.

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Today’s Playlist
Eric B & Rakim “I Know You Got Soul” Paid In Full
The Sugarhill Gang “Rapper’s Delight” Greatest Hits
Kurtis Blow “The Breaks” The Best of Kurtis Blow
Kurtis Blow “The Breaks” The Best of Kurtis Blow
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince “Summertime” Homebase
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince “Summertime” Homebase
Run-DMC “Walk This Way” Raising Hell
Queen Latifah “U.N.I.T.Y.” Black Reign
Danger Mouse “Lucifer 9” The Grey Album
Michael McDonald “I Keep Forgetting” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Warren G “Regulate” Regulate… G Funk Era

Hour Two
Bruce Hornsby & The Range “The Way It Is” The Way It Is
Otis Redding “Try A Little Tenderness” Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul
Jay-Z and Kanye West “Otis” Watch The Throne
Curtis Mayfield “Move On Up” Curtis
Kanye West “Touch The Sky” Late Registration
RJD2 “The Colossus” The Colossus
Led Zeppelin “When the Levee Breaks” Led Zeppelin IV
Beastie Boys “Rhymin And Stealin” Licensed To Ill
Quincy Jones “Soul Bossa Nova” Big Band Bossa Nova
Dream Warriors “My Definition Of A Boombastic Jazz Style” And Now The Legacy BeginsJohnny Marr “How Soon Is Now” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Joni Mitchell “Big Yellow Taxi” Ladies Of The Canyon
Janet Jackson “Got Til It’s Gone” The Velvet Rope
Steely Dan “Peg” Aja
De La Soul “Eye Know” 3 Feet High & Rising