World Cafe Playlist for 10/07/2021

Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis join host Raina Douris

You might not immediately recognize the names Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis – but you’ve almost definitely heard their work. They are the dynamic producing duo behind number one R&B hits from superstars like Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, and Janet Jackson – In fact, it was Jackson’s 1986 breakthrough record Control that earned them the Grammy for Producer of the Year. Now, Jam & Lewis: Vol. 1 is the first album released under their own names. All ten songs were written, performed, and produced by the pair – but vocals are contributed by friends old and new, like Toni Braxton, The Roots, and Usher. Hear all about the duo’s storied career.

*Prince “Little Red Corvette” 1999
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (feat. Mariah Carey) “Somewhat Loved (There You Go Breakin’ My Heart)” Jam & Lewis: Volume One
Boyz II Men “On Bended Knee” II
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (feat. Boyz II Men) “The Next Best Day” Jam & Lewis: Volume One
Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson “Scream” HIStory: Past, Present, and Future, Book I
The Time “777-9311” What Time Is It?
The S.O.S. Band “Just Be Good To Me” On the Rise
Janet Jackson “What Have You Done For Me Lately?” Control
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (feat. The Roots, Morris Day, Jerome) “Babylove” Jam & Lewis: Volume One
Human League “Human” Crash

Hour Two
*U2 “Walk On” All That You Can’t Leave
Brandi Carlile “This Time Tomorrow” In These Silent Days
Simon & Garfunkel “The Boxer” Bridge Over Troubled Water
My Morning Jacket “Love Love Love” My Morning Jacket
Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen “Like I Used To” Like I Used To (single)
Aoife O’Donova “Phoenix” Age Of Apathy
Joni Mitchell “Coyote” Hejira
The Lumineers “Brightside” Brightside
Arcade Fire “Reflektor” Reflektor
Tom Morello “Highway To Hell (featuring Bruce Springsteen & Eddie Vedder)” The Atlas Underground Fire
Strand Of Oaks “Somewhere In Chicago” In Heaven
Neko Case “People Got A Lotta Nerve” Middle Cyclone
Orla Gartland “You’re Not Special, Babe” Woman on the Internet

*Optional Song