World Cafe Playlist for 08/18/2020

Michael McDonald joins host Stephen Kallao

Michael McDonald released two timely singles this year – His covers of “What The World Needs Now” and “What’s Going On” came out early in 2020 before turmoil and uncertainty took hold of the United States. Today, we’ll learn about the unplanned yet appropriate timing, and McDonald performs both classic songs live. Plus, he reflects on his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame this year with The Doobie Brothers, and he’ll tell the fascinating story of writing “What A Fool Believes” with Kenny Loggins and the song’s meaning.

*Steely Dan “I Got the News” Aja
Michael McDonald “What the World Needs Now” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Michael McDonald “What’s Going On” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Doobie Brothers “What a Fool Believes” Minute by Minute
Michael McDonald “Takin’ it to the Streets” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Michael McDonald “Sweet Freedom” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

Hour Two
*The Lone Bellow “You Never Need Nobody” The Lone Bellow
Low Cut Connie “Private Lives” Private Lives
The Pretenders “Private Life” Pretenders
Semisonic “You’re Not Alone” You’re Not Alone EP
MGMT “Electric Feel” Oracular Spectacular
Margo Price “Letting Me Down” That’s How Rumors Get Started
Grateful Dead “Eyes of the World” Wake of the Flood
Songhoy Blues “Worry” Worry (Single)
The Wallflowers “The Difference” Bringing Down the Horse
David Gray “Say Hello to Wave Goodbye” White Ladder
Sylvan Esso “Ferris Wheel” Free Love
The Police “Spirits in the Material World” Ghost in the Machine

*Optional Song