World Cafe Playlist for 12/22/2022

John Morrison’s Culture Corner with host Raina Douris

On a special year-end edition of Culture Corner on the World Cafe, correspondent John Morrison shares his favorite music of 2022! On his top five list of albums, there’s one that isn’t actually music from 2022 at all – A collection of archival home recordings from soul producer Charles Stepney, who worked with classic R&B acts like Earth Wind & Fire. We’ll get a peek at that release, and hear the rest of John’s 2022 picks.

Stream the complete show here

*Charles Brown “Merry Christmas Baby” Christmas Cookies: A Concord Calamity
Black Thought & Dangermouse “Aquamarine” Cheat Codes
Orion Sun “Dirty Dancer” Getaway EP
Earth, Wind & Fire “That’s The Way Of The World” That’s The Way Of The World
Charles Stepney “That’s The Way Of The World” Step On Step
Thee Sacred Souls “Can I Call You Rose” Thee Sacred Souls
Jimetta Rose And Voices Of Creation “How Good It Is” How Good It Is EP
The War On Drugs “Holding On” A Deeper Understanding
New Order “Love Vigilantes” Low-Life
Sunny War “No Reason” Anarchist Gospel
The Smiths “Bigmouth Strikes Again” The Queen Is Dead
Andy Shauf “Wasted On You” Norm
Aimee Mann “Calling It Quits” Bachelor No. 2
Massive Attack “Safe From Harm” Blue Lines

Hour Two
*George Harrison “I Dig Love” All Things Must Pass
Joni Mitchell “River” Blue
R. E. M. “Nightswimming” Automatic For The People
Alvvays “Belinda Says” Blue Rev
The Go-Go’s “Our Lips Are Sealed” Beauty And The Beat
Say She She “Pink Roses” Prism
Chicano Batman “Color My Life” Invisible People
Spoon “On The Radio” Lucifer On The Sofa
Cheap Trick “On The Radio” Heaven Tonight
The Jayhawks “Bad Time” Tomorrow The Green Grass
The National “Mistaken For Strangers” Boxer
Phoenix “Tonight (Feat. Ezra Koenig)” Aplha Zulu
Jamiroquai “Virtual Insanity” Travelling Without Moving

*Optional Song