World Cafe Playlist for 12/29/2020

Encore: Hr 1 – Jason Isbell joins host Raina Douris, Hr 2 – Run The Jewels joins host Raina Douris

This week, World Cafe rounds up the best of 2020! Jason Isbell made a return appearance this year upon the release of his album, Reunions. We’ll listen back to his live performance, including a song he wrote for his wife, fiddle player Amanda Shires. Then in the second hour, stick around for rap duo Run The Jewels, whose 2020 album RTJ4 couldn’t have been more timely. They stopped by the Cafe to talk about their music exploring issues of police brutality and racial tension, and we’ll hear the story of how Mavis Staples ended up on the record.

*John Prine “Hello In There” John Prine
Jason Isbell “Be Afraid” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Michael Kiwanuka “One More Night” Love & Hate
Jason Isbell “What’ve I Done To Help” Reunions
Jason Isbell “St. Peter’s Autograph” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Jason Isbell “Overseas” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Jason Isbell “It Gets Easier” Reunions
Jason Isbell “Letting You Go” Recorded Live for the World Café

Hour Two
!The Staple Singers “Respect Yourself” Wattstax: Highlights from the Soundtrack
Run The Jewels “JU$T” RTJ4
Run The Jewels “walking in the snow” RTJ4
Run The Jewels “a few words for the firing squad (radiation)” RTJ4
Run The Jewels “yankee and the brave (ep. 4)” RTJ4
Run The Jewels “Pulling the pin” RTJ4
Killer Mike “Butane (Champion’s Anthem) [feat. El-P]” R.A.P. Music
Run The Jewels “Early” Run The Jewels 2
Run The Jewels “ooh la la” RTJ4

*Optional Song