World Cafe Playlist for 11/27/2023

John Morrison joins host Raina Douris

Thirty years ago, the release of Wu-Tang Clan’s debut resulted in something akin to Beatlemania – at least according to World Cafe correspondent John Morrison. On the World Cafe, John talks about why Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) was such a popular and revolutionary album – it brought hip hop to places it hadn’t gone before – and he shares the meaning behind one often-misinterpreted song.

Listen to the session here.

Today’s Playlist
Grace Potter “I’d Rather Go Blind” Muscle Shaols: Small Town, Big Sound
Wu-Tang Clan “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing Ta F’ Wit” Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Wu-Tang Clan “Protect ya Neck” Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Wu-Tang Clan “C.R.E.A.M.” Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Wu-Tang Clan “Da Mystery of Chessboxin’ “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Danger Mouse “Lucifer 9” The Grey Album
Gorillaz “Stylo (ft. Bobby Womack)” Plastic Beach
Steely Dan “Green Earrings” The Royal Scam
Talking Heads “Swamp” Speaking In Tongues
Talking Heads “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” Speaking In Tongues
Madi Diaz & Kacey Musgraves “Don’t Do Me Good” Weird Faith
Kevin Morby “1234” City Music
Noah Kahan “Northern Attitude (ft. Hozier)” Stick Season

Hour Two
Becca Mancari “Over and Over” Left Hand
Todd Rundgren “A Dream Goes On Forever” Todd
Slow Pulp “Doubt” Yard
Big Thief “Vampire Empire” Vampire Empire / Born for Loving You
Fine Young Cannibals “Suspicious Minds” Fine Young Cannibals
Phoenix “Long Distance Call” It’s Never Been Like That
Lakou Mizik “Wa Di Yo” WC Recording
Semisonic “Closing Time” World cafe archives
Snow Patrol “Hands Open” Live at the World Cafe
Margaret Glaspy “Get Back” Echo the Diamond
Spoon “On The Radio” Lucifer On The Sofa
The Last Dinner Party “Nothing Matters” Prelude to Ecstasy
Temples “Shelter Song” WC Recording
Chris Stapleton “Think I’m In Love With You” Higher
The Arcs “Stay In My Corner” Yours, Dreamily
Black Pumas “Ice Cream (Pay Phone)” Chronicles Of A Diamond
George Harrison “Awaiting on You All” All Things Must Pass
Neville Brothers “Yellow Moon” Yellow Moon