World Cafe Playlist for 12/19/2019

Geddy Lee joins host Stephen Kallao

Although the band Rush has retired from touring, frontman and bassist, Geddy Lee, has been busy cataloging, photographing, and writing about his collection of bass guitars for the near-encyclopedic book, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass. It features hundreds of instruments, a lot of history, and great interviews with masters of the bass, like Adam Clayton of U2 and Robert Trujillo of Metallica. We’ll hear all about the project, and Geddy spins a playlist of some of his favorite songs with a spotlight on bass.

*Sharon Van Etten “Seventeen (feat. Norah Jones)” Seventeen (single)
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” United
The Who “My Generation” My Generation
The Who “The Real Me” Quadrophenia
Yes “No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed” Time And A Word
Rush “Tom Sawyer” Moving Pictures
The Clash “The Guns Of Brixton” London Calling
U2 “New Year’s Day” War
Fleetwood Mac “The Chain” Rumours
Eddie Floyd “Knock On Wood” Knock On Wood
The Meters “Hey Pocky Way” Rejuvenaton
Stanley Clarke “The Dancer” School Days
Talking Heads “Take Me To The River” More Songs About Buildings And Food
Me’shell Ndgeocello “I’m Diggin’ You (Like and Old Soul Record)” Plantation Lullabies
The Beatles “Paperback Writer” Past Masters, Vol. 2

Hour Two
*Guster “(Nothing But) Flowers” Bonnaroo Music Festival
Wilco “Everyone Hides” Ode To Joy
The Avett Brothers “Kick Drum Heart” I And Love And You
Trampled By Turtles “Our Town” Sigourney Fever
Robert Plant & Alison Kraus “Fortune Teller” Raising Sand
Hazel English “Shaking” Shaking (single)
The Postal Service “Such Great Heights” Give Up
Maggie Rogers “Love You For A Long Time” Love You For A Long Time
Joan Shelley “Coming Down For You” Like The River Loves The Sea
Jose Gonzalez “Heartbeats” Veneer
Illiterate Light “Better Than I Used To” Illiterate Light
M83 “Midnight City” Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
The New Pornographers “Falling Down The Stairs Of Your Smile” In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights
Electric Light Orchestra “Do Ya” A New World Record

*Optional Song