World Cafe Playlist for 12/11/2023

Vagabon mini concert with host Stephen Kallao

In the aftermath of her best friend’s death, the singer-songwriter Vagabon had a moment of clarity. She sold her things, left the US, and moved to a town outside of Hamburg. Inspired by the club scene in Germany, Vagabon infused dance music into a new batch of songs she’d begun writing. Less focused on introspection, and centered around joy, her latest album, Sorry I Haven’t Called, is a celebration.

Listen to the session here.

Today’s Playlist
Kool & The Gang “Spirit Of The Boogie” Spirit Of The Boogie
Vagabon “Autobahn” Recorded for World Cafe
Vagabon “Anti-F” Recorded for World Cafe
Vagabon “Lexicon” Recorded for World Cafe
Vagabon “Water Me Down” Recorded for World Cafe
Adia Victoria “Different Kind Of Love” WC Recording
Dave Matthews Band “Funny The Way It Is” Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King
Hozier “Eat Your Young” Unreal Unearth
Mitski “My Love Mine All Mine” The Land is Inhospitable and So Are We
Beth Orton “She Cries Your Name” Trailer Park
The Rolling Stones “Get Close” Hackney Diamonds
Paula Cole “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?” This Fire
Kurt Vile “Another Good Year for the Roses” Back to Moon Beach EP
Ben Folds “Exhausting Lover” What Matters Most
Iggy Pop “Lust for Life” Lust for Life

Hour Two
Glass Animals “Pools” Zaba
The Jesus And Mary Chain “Jamcod” Glasgow Eyes
Queens of the Stone Age “I Sat By The Ocean” …Like Clockwork
Blondie “One Way Or Another” Parallel Lines
Sharon Van Etten “Close To You” The Buccaneers: Season 1
Lenny Kravitz “Are You Gonna Go My Way” Are You Gonna Go My Way?
Jade Jackson “Finish Line” WC Recording
Phoebe Bridgers “Motion Sickness” World Cafe 2018
Semisonic “Secret Smile” Live at the World Cafe
The Black Keys “Lonely Boy” El Camino
Laufey “From The Start” Bewitched
Rhiannon Giddens “Black is the Color” WC Recording
Black Pumas “More Than A Love Song” Chronicles Of A Diamond
Lucinda Williams “New York Comeback” Stories from a Rock n Roll Heart
Vampire Weekend “Ya Hey” Modern Vampires Of The City