World Cafe Playlist for 10/20/2021

Encore: Merry Clayton joins New Orleans correspondent Gwen Thompkins

New Orleans native Merry Clayton is one of the most sought-after backup singers in popular music. She’s performed with Neil Young, Tori Amos, Carole King, and the Rolling Stones, among others – and in 2013, her backup career was featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary, Twenty Feet From Stardom. But she also has a solo career. In an interview with New Orleans correspondent Gwen Thompkins, Clayton talks about her life, career, and her new gospel album, Beautiful Scars.

*Ben Harper “Ground On Down” Fight For Your Mind
Merry Clayton “Beautiful Scars” Beautiful Scars
Merry Clayton “A Song For You” Beautiful Scars
Bobby Darin “Who Can I Count On?” You’re The Reason I’m Leaving
Ray Charles “Eleanor Rigby” From Ray Charles: Genius & Soul – ” The 50th Anniversary Collection
Merry Clayton “Touch The Hem Of His Garment” Beautiful Scars
The Rolling Stones “Gimme Shelter” Let It Bleed
David Bowie “Young Americans” Young Americans
Steely Dan “Peg” Aja
Strand Of Oaks “Somewhere In Chicago” In Heaven
John Prine “That’s The Way The World Goes Around” Bruised Orange
The Marias “Hush” Cinema
The Cure “In Between Days” In Between Days

Hour Two
*The Killers “In The Car Outside” Pressure Machine
Erin Rae “True Love’s Face” True Love’s Face (single)
J. J. Cale “Crazy Mama” Naturally
Hiss Golden Messenger “Sanctuary” Quietly Blowing It
Jimmy Cliff “Wonderful World Beautiful People” Wonderful World, Beautiful People
Charley Crockett “I Need Your Love” Music City USA
Samantha Fish “Better Be Lonely” Faster
The Record Company “How High” Play Loud
Eddie Vedder “Long Way” Earthlings
Blur “Country House” The Great Escape
The Kinks “The Village Green Preservation Society” The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
Lo Moon “Playground Love” single
Leon Bridges “Steam” Gold-Diggers Sound
Khruangbin “Pelota” Mordechai
New Order “The Perfect Kiss” Low-Life

*Optional Song