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The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe

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World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

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THE PLAYLIST

  • #1 Crush - Garbage
  • #1 Hit Song - Minutemen
  • #34 - Dave Matthews Band
  • #41 - Dave Matthews Band
  • #9 Dream - John Lennon
  • #9 Dream - Jose Gonzalez
  • #9 Dream - R. E. M.
  • $1,000 Wedding - Gram Parsons
  • (Angels Want To Wear My) Red Shoes - Elvis Costello
  • (Baby) Hold On - James Hunter Six
  • (Da Le) Yaleo - Santana
  • (Divisionary) Do The Right Thing - Ages and Ages
  • (Do The) Instant Mash - Joe Jackson
  • (Do The) Push And Pull (Part 1) - Rufus Thomas
  • (Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
  • (Don't Go Back To) Rockville - R. E. M.
  • (Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below - Curtis Mayfield
  • (Drawing) Rings Around The World - Super Furry Animals
  • (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again - L.T.D.
  • (Find A) Reason To Believe - Rod Stewart
  • (Get A) Grip (On Yourself) - The Stranglers
  • (Gotta Get) A Meal Ticket - Elton John
  • (Hep-Hep!) The Jumpin Jive - Cab Calloway
  • (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song - B.J. Thomas
  • (I Belong To The) Blank Generation - Richard Hell & The Voidoids
  • (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Devo
  • (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
  • (I Could Only) Whisper Your Name - Harry Connick Jr
  • (I Do) Like We Do - Harry Connick Jr
  • (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea - Elvis Costello
  • (I Got To) Testify - Eddie Hinton
  • (I Know) I'm Losing You - Rare Earth
  • (I Know) I'm Losing You - Rod Stewart
  • (I Know) I'm Losing You - The Temptations
  • (I Love It When You) Call Me Names - Joan Armatrading
  • (I Love The Sound Of) Breaking Glass - Nick Lowe
  • (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right - Luther Ingram
  • (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) Why Can't I Touch You? - Ronnie Dyson
  • (I'm A) Roadrunner - Jr. Walker & The All-Stars
  • (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone - The Monkees
  • (I'm The) Teacher - Ian Hunter
  • (I'm) Stranded - The Saints
  • (I've Been) Searchin' So Long - Chicago
  • (I've Had) The Time Of My Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
  • (Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon
  • (Keep Feeling) Fascination - The Human League
  • (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Elvis Presley
  • (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night - Tom Waits
  • (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
  • (My Baby Does) Good Sculptures - The Rezillos
  • (Nice Dream) - Radiohead
  • (Not Just) Knee Deep - Funkadelic
  • (Nothing But) Flowers - Talking Heads
  • (Return To The Valley Of) Out Come The Freaks - Was (Not Was)
  • (Shake Shake Shake) Shake Your Booty - KC and the Sunshine Band
  • (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
  • (Theme From) New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
  • (Theme From) The Monkees - The Monkees
  • (They Long To Be) Close To You - The Carpenters
  • (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet - The Blues Magoos
  • (What A) Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
  • (What's So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love & Understanding - Elvis Costello
  • (What's So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love And Understanding? - Holmes Brothers
  • (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais - The Clash
  • (Who Discovered) America? - Ozomatli
  • (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman - The Kinks
  • (You Caught Me) Smilin' - Sly & The Family Stone
  • (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
  • (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Carole King
  • (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) - Beastie Boys
  • (You'll Be) Satisfied - The Subdudes
  • (Your Love Is Like) Nuclear Waste - Tuff Darts
  • (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
  • (You're My) Soul and Inspiration - The Righteous Brothers
  • (You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka
  • 10 A.M. Automatic - The Black Keys
  • 10 Ribs & All / Carrot Pod Pod (Pod) - Led Zeppelin
  • 10 Rocks - Shelby Lynne
  • 10,000 Emerald Pools - Borns
  • 100 Days 100 Nights - Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings
  • 100 Yard Dash - Raphael Saadiq
  • 100 Years - Five For Fighting
  • 11 O'Clock Tick Tock - U2
  • 12 Bar Blues - NRBQ
  • 12:51 - The Strokes
  • 123 - Girlpool
  • 1-2-3 - Len Barry
  • 1-2-3 Go! (This Town's A Fairground) - Joe Jackson
  • 1234 - Feist
  • 12-step Program (To Quit You Babe) - Nick Lowe
  • 13 Questions - Seatrain
  • 15 Step - Radiohead
  • 16 Candles - The Crests
  • 16 Days - Whiskeytown
  • 16 Military Wives - The Decemberists
  • 16 Shells From A Thirty-Ought-Six - Tom Waits
  • 19 - Paul Hardcastle
  • 1901 - Phoenix
  • 1904 - The Tallest Man On Earth
  • 1952 Vincent Black Lightning - Richard Thompson
  • 1969 - The Stooges
  • 1972 - Josh Rouse
  • 1973 - Beth Orton
  • 1977 - The Clash
  • 1979 - Darlingside
  • 1979 - Smashing Pumpkins
  • 1983 (A Merman I Should Turn To Be) - Jimi Hendrix
  • 1984 - David Bowie
  • 1984 - David Bowie
  • 1993 - Boz Scaggs
  • 1998 - Chet Faker
  • 1999 - Prince
  • 19th Nervous Breakdown - The Rolling Stones
  • 2 H.B. - Roxy Music
  • 2 Kool 2 B Forgotten - Lucinda Williams
  • 2 Wicky - Hooverphonic
  • 2+2=5 (The Lukewarm) - Radiohead
  • 2000 Light Years From Home - Son Volt
  • 2000 Light Years From Home - The Rolling Stones
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey - City Of Prague Philharmonic
  • 2080 - Yeasayer
  • 20th Century Boy - T Rex
  • 20th Century Fox - The Doors
  • 20th Century Man - The Kinks
  • 2112 - Rush
  • 22 (OVER S??N) - Bon Iver
  • 24 - Game Theory
  • 24 Frames - Jason Isbell
  • 2-4-6-8 Motorway - Tom Robinson Band
  • 25 Miles - Edwin Starr
  • 25 O'clock - The Dukes Of Stratosphear
  • 25 Or 6 To 4 - Chicago
  • 26 Miles (Santa Catalina) - The Four Preps
  • 27 Jennifers - Mike Doughty
  • 27 Spanishes - Los Lobos
  • 28 - Steppenwolf
  • 3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds - Jefferson Airplane
  • 30 Days In The Hole - Humble Pie
  • 32 Flavors - Ani DiFranco
  • 32 Flavors - Ani DiFranco
  • 33 "GOD" - Bon Iver
  • 33 Rpm Soul - Michelle Shocked
  • 33's & 45's - Wreckless Eric
  • 36 Inches High - Nick Lowe
  • 36-22-36 - Bobby "Blue" Bland
  • 38th Street Blues - B. B. King
  • '39 - Queen
  • 3am Spiritual - Smith Westerns
  • 3's & 7's - Queens Of The Stone Age
  • 3WW - Alt-J
  • 4 & 20 - Crosby Stills Nash & Young
  • 40 - U2
  • 40 Day Dream - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  • 40 Days And 40 Nights - Ellis Hooks
  • 40,000 Headmen - Traffic
  • 409 - The Beach Boys
  • 42 - Coldplay
  • 45 - Elvis Costello
  • 45 - The Gaslight Anthem
  • 46 Days - Phish
  • 48 Hours - The Clash
  • 49 Bye-byes - Crosby Stills & Nash
  • 4th and Roebling - The Districts
  • 4th Of July - Aimee Mann
  • 4th Of July - X
  • 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) - Bruce Springsteen
  • 4th Time Around - Bob Dylan
  • 5 Days In May - Blue Rodeo
  • 5 O'Clock World - Julian Cope
  • 5:15 - The Who
  • 5:15 The Angels Have Gone - David Bowie
  • 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
  • 500 - Lush
  • 500 Miles - Rosanne Cash
  • 500 Miles - Tori Amos
  • 51 Phantom - North Mississippi Allstars
  • 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years of Love) - The Presidents
  • 51st Anniversary - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • 52 Girls - B-52's
  • 52nd Street - Billy Joel
  • 53 Miles West Of Venus - B-52's
  • 53rd & 3rd - The Ramones
  • 54-46 (Thats My Number) - Toots & The Maytals
  • 57 Channels (And Nothin' On) - Bruce Springsteen
  • 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) - Simon & Garfunkel
  • 5D (Fifth Dimension) - The Byrds
  • 6 AM - Fitz & The Tantrums
  • 6 String Belief - Son Volt
  • 6 Underground - Sneaker Pimps
  • 6'1" - Liz Phair
  • '63 - Olin & The Moon
  • 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A) - Wilson Pickett
  • 66 - The Afghan Whigs
  • '68 Comeback - Retribution Gospel Choir
  • 6th Avenue Heartache - The Wallflowers
  • 7 And 7 Is - Love
  • 7 Deadly Sins - Traveling Wilburys
  • 7 Seconds - Youssou N'Dour
  • 7/4 (Shoreline) - Broken Social Scene
  • 70's Scenario - Hall & Oates
  • '74-'75 - The Connells
  • 777-9311 - The Time
  • 8 (circle) - Bon Iver
  • 8 Miles High - The Byrds
  • 8 Piece Box - Southern Culture On The Skids
  • '83 - John Mayer
  • 88 Lines About 44 Women - The Nails
  • 8-track - Brian Setzer
  • 9 Crimes - Damien Rice
  • 96 Degrees In The Shade - Third World
  • 96 Tears - ? & The Mysterians
  • 96 Tears - Garland Jeffreys
  • 99 - Toto
  • 99 Luft Balloons - Nena
  • 99.9 F - Suzanne Vega
  • 992 Arguments - The O'Jays
  • 9th Ward Blues - DJ Logic
  • The Numbers Game - Thievery Corporation
  • Tic-tocative - Bert Jansch & John Renbourn