World Cafe Playlist for 02/28/2022

Black Opry Revue joins host Raina Douris

Black musicians have always been integral to country, folk, blues, and Americana music – in many cases, it was Black musicians who were doing it first. But the music industry has a long history of not supporting them. In response, a group of Black artists recently created a space of their OWN in the country and Americana world – The Black Opry began as a website, and the Black Opry Revue is its live extension, showcasing a rotating lineup of the collective’s members on tour. Five of them join host Raina Douris in the studio for a conversation and song circle performance.

*The Staple Singers “Respect Yourself” Be Altitude: Respect Yourself
Autumn Nicholas “Not Gonna Do This” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Sug Daniels “Heavy” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Tylar Bryant “Stay Wild” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Jett Holden “When I’m Gone” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Roberta Lea “Ghetto Country Streets” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Tracy Chapman “Give Me One Reason” New Beginning
Michael Kiwanuka “Tell Me A Tale” Home Again
Buffalo Nichols “Back On Top” Buffalo Nichols
Irma Thomas “Time Is On My Side” Wish Someone Would Care
Ike & Tina Turner “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine” It’s Gonna Work Out Fine

Hour Two
*The Marcus King Band “Where I’m Headed” Carolina Confessions
Samm Henshaw “Enough” Untidy Soul
Ben Harper “Mama’s Trippin’” The Will To Live
The Head and the Heart “Virginia (Wind in the Night)” Every Shade Of Blue
Peter Gabriel “Red Rain” So
Lucius Next To Normal Second Nature
Norah Jones Happy Pills Little Broken Hearts
Mitski The Only Heartbreaker Laurel Hell
Robert Palmer Johnny And Mary Clues
Beck Up All Night Colors
John Legend and Joss Stone Family Affair Different Strokes By Different Folks
Waxahatchee Tomorrow El Deafo (Soundtrack)
Kacey Musgraves Biscuits Pageant Material
The Cranberries Ode To My Family No Need To Argue

*Optional Song