World Cafe Playlist for 08/25/2023

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
Nick Drake “Pink Moon” Pink Moon
Todd Rundgren “I Saw The Light” Something/Anything?
War “Cisco Kid” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
War “The World Is A Ghetto” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
War “Spill The Wine” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
War “Low Rider” Red
Joni Mitchell “You Turn Me On, I’m A Radio” For The Roses
Bill Withers “Lean On Me” Still Bill

Hour Two
Old Crow Medicine Show “Miles Away” Jubilee
Jessi Colter “Standing On The Edge of Forever” Edge Of Forever
Margo Price “Change Of Heart” Strays
Metric “Just the Once” Formentera II
TV On The Radio “Crying” Dear Science
Lord Huron “Ends of the Earth” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Fitz & The Tantrums “Don’t Gotta Work It Out” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Chris Whitley “Big Sky Country” Living With The Law
Jenny Lewis, “Cherry Baby”, Joy’all
Margaret Glaspy, “Act Natural”, Echo the Diamond
Death Cab For Cutie, “Summer Skin”, Plans
Beck & Phoenix, “Odyssey”, Odyssey
Lana Del Rey, “Doin Time”, Norman F—ing Rockwell
Jack Johnson, “The Horizon Has Been Defeated”, On and On