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Petula Clark on World Cafe | May 30, 2013

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Petula Clark's new album, Lost In You, is her first since 2004. The 80-year-old actress, singer and entertainer launched her career in film and on the radio; she even entertained the troops in WWII, and was later known for her worldwide hit "Downtown."

In this interview and studio performance, Clark tells World Cafe host David Dye about her encounter with Elvis Presley, her backstage visit with Karen Carpenter and how she happened to appear on the famous recording of "Give Peace a Chance" recorded at John Lennon's bedside.(Link)

Photo Credit: Clement Schneider/Courtesy of the artist


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Hour 1

U2 “One Tree Hill” The Joshua Tree
Laura Mvula “Green Garden” Sing To The Moon
Alt-J “Breezeblocks” An Awesome Wave
James Blake “Retrograde” Overgrown
Petula Clark “Downtown” The British Invasion: History of British Rock, Vol. 5
((Lets Go Sailing "Come Home Safely" The Chaos In Order))
Petula Clark “Lost In You” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Petula Clark “Ya Ya Twist” Downtown: The Best of Petula Clark
Petula Clark “Downtown” Lost In You
Petula Clark “Imagine” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Petula Clark "Downtown" Lost In You))
Tom Jones “Hit Or Miss” Spirit In The Room
John Hiatt “Thank You Girl” Bring The Family
((The Ponys "Harakiri" Turn The Lights Off))

Hour 2

REM “All The Way To Reno (You’re Gonna Be A Star)” Reveal 
Grizzly Bear “Two Weeks” Veckatimest 
Death Cab For Cutie “The New Year” Transatlanticism 
The National “Don’t Swallow the Cap” Trouble Will Find Me
John Fullbright “Jericho” From The Ground Up
Iron & Wine “The Desert Babbler” Ghost on Ghost
((Grand Archives "Swan Matches" The Grand Archives))
Juan Pablo Villa “Al Pie De Un Arbol” La Gruta de Baba
Algodón Egipcio “La Espina Del Cardenche” Norte Sonoro EP
Lila Downs “Yo Ya Me Voy” La Cantina 
((J Viewz "Oh, Something's Quiet" Rivers and Homes))
Mayer Hawthorne “Her Favorite Song” Where Does This Door Go?
Jack White “Love Interruption” Blunderbuss
Aretha Franklin “Spirit In The Dark” 30 Greatest Hits
((Marvin Gaye "Got To Give" The Marvin Gaye Collection))