World Cafe Playlist for 11/04/2019

Mwenso & The Shakes join host Stephen Kallao

Mwenso & The Shakes make an energetic blend of jazz and R&B, led by the mesmerizing frontman, Michael Mwenso. Originally born in Sierra Leone, Michael grew up in Nigeria, Ghana, and England. He joins host Stephen Kallao to talk about two experiences that shaped him as a kid: being separated from his mom when she was deported from their adopted home of London, and also meeting his idol, James Brown, who took him under his wing. Plus, we’ll hear a live performance from Mwenso & The Shakes’ debut album, Emergence.

*Phosphorescent “New Birth in New England” C’est La Vie
Paul Simon “Graceland” Graceland
Leon Bridges “Bad Bad News” Good Thing
Brittany Howard “Stay High” Jaime
Mwenso & The Shakes “Know The God In You” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Ray Charles “I Got A Woman” Hallelujah I Love Her So!
James Brown “I Feel Good” Out Of Sight
Frank Zappa “Son Of Mr. Green Genes” Hot Rats
James Brown “Get Up Offa That Thing” Get Up Offa That Thing
James Brown “It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World – ” Single
James Brown “Devil’s Den (Pt. 2)” Live At The Garden/Live At The Latin Casino
James Brown “Give It Up Or Turn It Loose” Ain’t It Funky
Fats Waller “This Joint Is Jumpin’” This Joint Is Jumpin’ – ” Single
Mwenso & The Shakes “Let’s Sing Again” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Lucius “Turn It Around” Wildewoman
The English Beat “Tears Of A Clown” I Just Can’t Stop It
Sarah MacLachlan “Into The Fire” Solace
Liz Phair “Good Side” (Single)
Vampire Weekend “Ya Hey” Modern Vampires of the City

Hour Two
*Depeche Mode “Personal Jesus” Violator
Illiterate Light “Better Than I Used To” Illiterate Light
Cage The Elephant “Ready To Let Go” Social Cues
David Wax Museum “Uncover The Gold” Line Of Light
Counting Crows “Anna Begins” August And Everything After
Angel Olsen “What It Is” All Mirrors
The National “Bloodbuzz Ohio” High Violet
Rufus Wainwright “Trouble In Paradise” Unfollow The Rules
Citizen Cope “If There’s Love” Citizen Cope
Bakar “Hell n Back” Hell n Back (Single)
Amy Winehouse “You Know I’m No Good” Back To Black
Massive Attack “Safe From Harm” Blue Lines
Mt. Joy “Rearrange Us” Single
MGMT “Electric Feel” Oracular Spectacular

*Optional Song