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The Best Of World Cafe And Other Things We Like

Harden My Heart by Quarterflash came out in 1981.  It was released earlier, in Portland, Oregon, and became a hit there when the band was called Seafood Mama.  While Quarterflash had a national hit with the title track Geffen Records ended up dropping the band when they couldn’t repeat the success.  It’s today’s Final Vinyl.

New Jersey-based indie rockers and World Cafe guests Real Estate have released a music video for their song “Had To Hear” from their third LP Atlas. Set to footage of the band touring in Mexico City, the video is a meandering delight. Check it out.

Neko Case, Jarekus Singleton, Lyle Lovett, Quarterflash and more on today’s World Cafe playlist!

MGMT - “Kids” - Oracular Spectacular
Saintseneca - “Happy Alone” - Dark Arc
Bobby “Blue” Bland - “Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City” - Dreamer

World Cafe Session with Jarekus Singleton
Jarekus Singleton - “Suspicion” - Recorded Live for the World Café
Jarekus Singleton - “Purposely” - Recorded Live for the World Café
Jarekus Singleton - “Refuse To Lose” - Recorded Live for the World Café

Parker Millsap - “Truck Stop Gospel” - Parker Millsap
Lyle Lovett - “Friend Of The Devil” - Deadicated
Haim - “The Wire” - Days Are Gone
Talking Heads - “Blind” - Naked

First Aid Kit - “My Silver Lining” - Stay Gold
Pernice Brothers - “Somerville” - Live A Little
Jimi Hendrix - “Angel” - The Cry of Love
Ray Lamontagne - “Lavender” - Supernova
Sonny Knight & His Fabulous Lakers - “Cave Man” - I’m Still Here
Nick Lowe - “Sensitive Man” - The Old Magic
Neko Case - “Man” - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
The Shins - “So Now What” - Wish I Was Here soundtrack
Aimee Mann - “That’s Just What You Are” - I’m With Stupid
Puss N Boots - “Don’t Know What It Means” - No Fools, No Fun
Joseph Arthur - “Honey And The Moon” - Redemption’s Son
Counting Crows - “Scarecrow” - Somewhere Under Wonderland

Final Vinyl
Quarterflash - Harden My Heart - Quarterflash

(Source: powerpoptopia)