World Cafe Playlist for 09/10/2019

Lee Fields joins host Talia Schlanger

After releasing his first single 50 years ago, today’s guest shares songs from his 2019 album, It Rains Love. It’s Lee Fields. He’s holding down the fort in an ever-shrinking circle of classic era soul singers, with one of the heaviest bands around – The Expressions. We’ll hear a live performance from them today. And Lee tells stories about growing up in North Carolina, where his parents ran a speakeasy on the weekends, and we’ll hear about the advice legendary preacher and singer, Solomon Burke, had for him.

*Suzanne Vega “Solitude Standing” Solitude Standing
Lee Fields “It Rains Love” Recorded Live for The World Cafe
Lee Fields “You’re What’s Needed in My Life” Recorded Live for The World Cafe
James Brown “Out Of Sight” Out Of Sight
Lee Fields “Blessed with the Best” Recorded Live for The World Cafe
Norah Jones “Don’t Know Why” Come Away With Me
k. d. lang “Helpess” Hymns Of The 49th Parallel
Michael Kiwanuka “You Ain’t The Problem” Kiwanuka
Brittany Howard “Stay High” Jaime
Preservation Hall Jazz Band “Keep Your Head Up (feat. Eme Alfonso)” A Tuba To Cuba
Angelique Kidjo “Batonga” Logozo
David Bryne “Neighborhood” Look Into The Eyeball

Hour Two
*U2 “With Or Without You” The Joshua Tree
Elizabeth King and the Gospel Souls “Stretch Out” The D-Vine Spiritual Recordings
Bo Diddley “Hey Bo Diddley” Bo Diddley
The Sensational Barnes Brothers “I Am Trying To Go Home” Nobody’s Fault But My Own
Robert Randolph & The Family Band “Baptise Me” Brighter Days
The National “Fake Empire” Boxer
Sharon Van Etten “Comeback Kid” Remind Me Tomorrow
Jay Som “Tenderness” Anak Ko
Guster “Careful” Keep It Together
The Cure “Just Like Heaven” Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
Tame Impala “Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind?” Innerspeaker
Leif Vollebekk “Hot Tears” New Ways
Fiona Apple “Better Version Of Me” Extraordinary Machine
Allison Moorer “The Rock And The Hill” Blood
Iron and Wine “Boy With A Coin” The Shepard’s Dog
Warren Zevon “Backs Turned Looking Down The Path” Warren Zevon

*Optional Song