World Cafe Playlist for 11/11/2020

79rs Gang joins host Gwen Thompkins

On Fat Tuesday, Saint Joseph’s Day, and Super Sunday, Mardi Gras gangs take to the streets of New Orleans chanting, dancing, and facing off with one another in fierce competition. Today, we’ll hear the unlikely story of two rival gangs that came together to make music as the 79rs Gang. Big Chiefs, Romeo Bougere and Jermaine Bossier, join New Orleans correspondent Gwen Thompkins to share about the making of their collaborative album, Expect The Unexpected, which features members of Arcade Fire and LCD Soundsystem. Plus, the lingering trauma of Hurricane Katrina and the song they wrote about it.

*Arcade Fire “Modern Man” The Suburbs
79rs Gang “79rs Bout to Blow” Expect the Unexpected
79rs Gang “War Cry (Way Downtown Mix)” Expect the Unexpected
79rs Gang “Stop the Water” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
79rs Gang “Brand New Day” Expect the Unexpected
79rs Gang “Needle Don’t Lie” Expect the Unexpected
Dr. John “Iko Iko” Gumbo
The Meters “Hey Pocky Way” Rejuvenation
Preservation Hall Jazz Band “La Malanga” So It Is
Adia Victoria “South Gotta Change” South Gotta Change (single)
Coldplay “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” Mylo Xyloto

Hour Two
*Rufus Wainwright “I Don’t Know What It Is” Want One
The Weather Station “Robber” Robber (single)
Grateful Dead “Eyes Of The World” Wake Of The Flood
Sierra Ferrell “Jeremiah” Jeremiah (single)
The Lumineers “Submarines” The Lumineers
Aaron Lee Tasjan “Up All Night” Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!
Beth Orton “Concrete Sky” Daybreaker
Chris Stapleton “Cold” Starting Over
Brandi Carlile “Follow” Brandi Carlile
Brittany Howard “You’ll Never Walk Alone” You’ll Never Walk Alone (single)
Michael Kiwanuka “Cold Little Heart” Love & Hate
Kate Bush “The Man With The Child In His Eyes” The Kick Inside
Sylvan Esso “Ferris Wheel” Free Love
The Cure “Lovesong” Disintegration

*Optional Song