World Cafe Playlist for 12/21/2023

John Morrison joins host Raina Douris

There are a lot of “Best Of” lists floating around this time of year. But what if someone you trusted wanted to share their personal favorites – not an attempt at what is objectively “best” — but instead the moments that really moved them? On the World Cafe, correspondent John Morrison does just that. His list covers a range of genres, including one piece of music he describes as “R&B beamed in from Saturn or Mars.”

Listen to the session here.

Today’s Playlist
The Pretenders “Time The Avenger” Learning To Crawl
WITCH “Waile” Zango
Bully “All I Do” Lucky for You
Immy Owusu “Holy Shoulders” LO-LIFE!
Buffalo Nichols “Cold Black Stare” The Fatalist
Liv.e “Lake Psilocybin” Girl in the Half Pearl
Dr. John “Revolution” Locked Down
Sampha “Dancing Circles” Lahai
TV On The Radio “Will Do” Nine Types of Light
Alanis Morissette “Everything” So-called Chaos
U2 “Trying to Throw Your Arms Around The World” Achtung Baby
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell “Bluebird Wine” Old Yellow Moon
Brittany Davis “Sepricon” Image Issues
Broken Bells “Holding On For Life” After the Disco

Hour Two
Tori Amos “Crucify” Little Earthquakes
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers “Backsliders” Revelations
Old 97’s “Lonely Holiday” Fight Songs
Fiona Apple “Sleep To Dream” Tidal
Hozier “Damage Gets Done (ft. Brandi Carlile)” Unreal Unearth
Houndmouth “On the Road” WC Recording
The Jayhawks “Blue” Live at the World Cafe
Suzanne Vega “Luka” Live at the World Cafe
Pearl Jam “Daughter” Vs.
Metric “Just the Once” Formentera II
LCD Soundsystem “Someone Great” Sound of Silver
Adrianne Lenker “Ruined” single
Peter Gabriel “Don’t Give Up (ft. Kate Bush)” So
Chris Stapleton “Think I’m In Love With You” Higher
Susan Tedeschi “You Need To Be With Me” Just Won’t Burn