World Cafe Playlist for 01/18/2021

Encore: MLK Day special hosted by Raina Douris, featuring Talia Schlanger’s interview with guest Mavis Staples.

Mavis Staples is one of America’s defining voices of peace and unity. She’s been performing since 1950, and at 79 years old, she released an album called Live in London and went on tour in 2019. Today, we’ll hear her tell stories about writing songs for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Civil Rights rallies, developing an artistic relationship with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, and her longtime friendship with Aretha Franklin.

*Common & John Legend “Glory” Selma (Music From The Motion Picture)
The Staples Singers “I’ll Take You There” The Best Of The Staples Singers
Mavis Staples “Slippery People” Live In London (2019)
The Staples Singers “Freedom Highway” Freedom Highway (1991)
The Staples Singers “Why Am I Treated So Bad” Freedom Highway
Mavis Staples “Touch A Hand” Live In London (1991)
Mavis Staples & Jeff Tweedy “You’re Not Alone” You’re Not Alone (2010)
Mavis Staples “You’re Not Alone” Live In London
Aretha Franklin “Spanish Harlem” Spanish Harlem (1972)
Mavis Staples “Dedicated” Live In London (2019)
Mavis Staples “Let’s Do It Again” Live In London (2019)
U2 “MLK” The Unforgettable Fire
U2 “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” The Unforgettable Fire
Sam Cooke “A Change Is Gonna Come” The Man And His Music
Solomon Burke “None Of Us Are Free” Don’t Give Up On Me
Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles “Rise” Rise (single)
Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings “This Land Is Your Land” Up In The Air (Music From The Motion Picture)
Devon Gilfillian “Inner City Blues” What’s Going On
Gary Clark Jr. “The Healing” The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim

Hour Two
*Rhiannon Giddens “Freedom Highway” Freedom Highway
Tracy Chapman “Talkin’ Bout A Revolution” Tracy Chapman
The Impressions “People Get Ready” Anthology, Disc 1
Joy Oladokun “Who Do I Turn To?” In Defense Of My Own Happiness
Michael Kiwanuka “Black Man In A White World” Love & Hate
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit “What’ve I Done To Help” Reunions
Nina Simone “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” Silk & Soul
Stevie Wonder “Happy Birthday” Hotter Than July
John Legend & The Roots “Wake Up Everybody” Wake Up!
Sweet Honey In The Rock “Woke Up This Morning With My Mind Stayed On Freedom” Freedom Song
Dion “Abraham, Martin And John” The Best Of Dion
Patty Griffin “Up To The Mountain (MLK Song)” Children Running Through
Aretha Franklin “Climbing Higher Mountains” Amazing Grace
Bob Marley & The Wailers “Redemption Song” Uprising

*Optional Song