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Jessie Ware on World Cafe | April 4, 2013

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Soulful singer-songwriter Jessie Ware is far from the first vocalist to make the transition from backing vocals to center stage; Sheryl Crow once backed Michael Jackson, after all. But the Londoner has made the leap with tremendous success in her own right.

Ware's first album — Devotion, out now in the U.S. — was nominated for the U.K.'s Mercury Prize in 2012. It's attracted comparisons to Adele and Sade, but as she explains in this installment of World Cafe, she's still learning her craft as a writer. Here, she plays songs from Devotion and tells the story behind "Wildest Moments," which is based on a feud at a wedding. (Link)


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Eurythmics "There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)" Be Yourself Tonight

Ben Gibbard "Bigger Than Love" Former Lives

Aimee Mann "Choice In The Matter" I'm With Stupid

((The Last Bison “Take All The Time” Recorded Live For The World Cafe))

Jessie Ware "Devotion" Recorded Live For The World Cafe

Jessie Ware "What You Won't Do For Love" Recorded Live For The World Cafe

Jessie Ware "Wildest Moments" Recorded Live For The World Cafe

Jessie Ware "Running" Recorded Live For The World Cafe

((Beach House “Myth” Bloom))

Foxygen "Shuggie" 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace And Magic

Cake "Short Skirt/Long Jacket" Comfort Eagle

The Lone Bellow "You Never Need Nobody" The Lone Bellow

Uncle Tupelo "New Madrid" Anodyne

The Smithereens "Blood & Roses" Especially For You

((Cracker “Low” Kerosene Hat))

Dire Straits "So Far Away" Brothers In Arms

Shovels And Rope "Birmingham" O' Be Joyful

Indigo Girls "Closer To Fine" Indigo Girls

Little Green Cars "Harper Lee" Absolute Zero

((Grizzly Bear “Easier” Yellow House))

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs "Matador" Originales – 20 Exitos

Babasonicos "Pulpito" A Proposito

Banda De Turistas "Amigos" Ya

((R.E.M “Gardening At Night” Chronic Town))

Steely Dan "Haitian Divorce" The Royal Scam

Fitz & The Tantrums "Out Of My League" More Than Just A Dream

Michael Kiwanuka "Tell Me A Tale" Tell Me A Tale Ep

Ray Lamontagne "Trouble" Ray Lamontagne

((My Morning Jacket “Rollin Back” It Still Moves))