World Cafe Playlist for 10/30/2023

John Morrison joins host Raina Douris

De La Soul opened new avenues for hip hop when they released the album Buhloone (like balloon) Mindstate 30 years ago. According to World Cafe correspondent John Morrison, it inspired artists to dig deeper – bringing more emotion, depth, and breadth to what they wrote. On the World Cafe, you can hear about why this album was so revolutionary – it is part of a back catalogue that De La Soul has only this year won the right to make widely available once again.

Listen to the session here.

Today’s Playlist
beabadoobee “Talk” Beatopia
The Clash “I Fought The Law” The Clash
De La Soul “Ego Trippin’ (Part 2)” Buhloone Mindstate
De La Soul “Patti Dooke” Buhloone Mindstate
De La Soul “I Am I Be” Buhloone Mindstate
Micheal Jackson “I Can’t Help It” Off The Wall
Smokey Robinson “Quiet Storm” A Quiet Storm
De La Soul “Breakadawn” Buhloone Mindstate
De La Soul “Me Myself and I” 3 Feet High and Rising
R. E. M. “Nightswimming” Automatic For The People
Stephen Sanchez “Evangeline” Angel Face
Nicole Atkins “Maybe Tonight” Neptune City
Bedouine “Bird Gone Wild” WC Recording
Sarah Jarosz “Jealous Moon” Polaroid Lovers
Richard Thompson “Easy There, Steady Now” Mirror Blue
Hozier “Francesca” Unreal Unearth

Hour Two
Beth Orton “She Cries Your Name” Trailer Park
Lo Moon “Evidence” single
Tears For Fears “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” Songs From The Big Chair
Lizzie No “Lagunita” Halfsies
LCD Soundsystem “Big Ideas” 21 (soundtrack)
Haim “Forever” Days Are Gone
Aaron Lee Tasjan “Little Movies” Live at the World Cafe
Catherine Wheel “Black Metallic” Catherine Wheel Wc Session
Say She She “Astral Plane” Silver
Susan Tedeschi “Gonna Move” Wait For Me
Deer Tick “The Dream’s In The Ditch” WC Recording
Blur “Barbaric” The Ballad of Darren
The Cure “Lovesong” Disintegration