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Chet Faker On World Cafe | April 30, 2014

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  • Photo Credit: Lisa Frieling/Courtesy of the artist

Australian electronic musician Chet Faker has been releasing singles and EPs on the web for a few years, attracting a fair bit of attention for his popular cover of Blackstreet's "No Diggity." Faker accompanies his soulful singing with loops, samples and keyboards, as he improvises over tracks he'd recorded in the studio. Earlier this month, he released his full-length U.S. debut,Built on Glass.

The name Chet Faker, naturally, pays homage to the great jazz musician Chet Baker. Faker took his alias upon learning that another artist from Melbourne has his given name, Nick Murphy. Here, Chet Faker performs three tracks for World Cafe.

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Beth Orton “She Cries Your Name” Trailer Park
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “Stranger to My Happiness
Sonny Knight & His Fabulous Lakers “Cave Man” I’m Still Here
Marvin Gaye “Inner City Blues” Anthology
The xx “Sunset” Coexist
((Atoms For Peace “Default” Amok))
Chet Faker “Melt” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Chet Faker “1998” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Chet Faker “Talk Is Cheap” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Chet Faker “Talk is Cheap” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
David Gray “Back In The World” Mutineers
David Gray “Please Forgive Me” White Ladder
Robert Ellis “Chemical Plant” Lights From The Chemical Plant
((Chet Faker “1998” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Los Lobos “The Road to Gila Bend” The Town and the City
Squeeze “Cool For Cats” Cool For Cats
Phox “Slow Motion” Phox
Mayer Hawthorne “Reach Out Richard” Where Does This Door Go
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Broken Hearted Savior” Sister Sweetly
((Caitlin Rose “Menagerie” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Jessica Le Mayfield “I Wanna Love You” Make My Heart Sing
Al Green “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” Call Me
Ryan Adams “Firecracker” Gold
Van Morrison “Tupelo Honey” Tupelo Honey
Arcade Fire “Afterlife” Reflektor
((Typhoon “Dreams of Cannibalism” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti “Bright Lit Blue Skies” Before Today
Boy George “King of Everything” This Is What I Do
The Korgis “Everybody’s Got To Learn” Dumb Waiter
((Beck “Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime” Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Original Soundtrack))