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Bobby Womack On World Cafe | October 24, 2012

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Soul legend Bobby Womack was considered a survivor before he'd started work on his long-awaited comeback album The Bravest Man in the Universe. After overcoming hospitalization with pneumonia and successful treatment of colon cancer while in the midst of recording the album, Womack released his finest work in ages over the summer.

The Bravest Man in the Universe is a stunning mix of regretful introspection and hopeful romance, running the gamut from electro-disco to stripped-down storytelling along the way. In this World Cafe session, the singer performs several tracks from the new album, as well as older classics. Womack and the album's producers — Richard Russell of XL Recordings and Damon Albarn of Gorillaz and Blur — also talk with host David Dye about the making of the new record. (link)

Listen to the Bobby Womack session here.

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Hour 1

Widespread Panic "Hope In A Hopeless World" Butterflies & Bombs
The Wallflowers "Misfits and Lovers" Glad All Over
Counting Crows "A Long December" Recovering the Satellites
Bobby Womack "Lookin' For a Love" The Best of Bobby Womack: The Soul Years
Bobby Womack "Woman's Gotta Have It" Lookin' For a Love: The Best of Bobby Womack (1968-1975)
((Bobby Womack "If There Wasn't Something There" The Bravest Man In the Universe))
Bobby Womack "Dayglo Reflection" The Bravest Man in the Universe
Bobby Womack "If There Wasn't Something There" The Bravest Man in the Universe
Bobby Womack "Jubilee (Don't Let Nobody Turn You Around)" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Bobby Womack "Dayglo Reflection" The Bravest Man In the Universe))
Gorillaz "On Melancholy Hill" Plastic Beach
Lord Huron "Time To Run" Lonesome Dreams
The Shins "New Slang" Garden State Soundtrack
Mumford & Sons "Babel" Babel

Hour 2

Fleetwood Mac "Sisters of the Moon" Tusk
Tame Impala "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" Lonerism
M. Ward "Chinese Translation" Post-War
Josh Ritter "Kathleen" Hello Starling
Beth Orton "Magpie" Sugaring Season
((Hayes Carll "Beaumont" Trouble In Mind))
Benjamin Gibbard "Teardrop Windows" Former Lives
The Tallest Man on Earth "1904" There Is No Leaving Now
The Avett Brothers "Pretty Girl From Michigan" The Carpenter
Ryan Adams "Lucky Now" Ashes & Fire
Field Report "I Am Not Waiting Anymore" Field Report
((Dawn Landes "All Dressed In White" Sweet Heart Rodeo))
Kathleen Edwards "Change the Sheets" Voyageur
Bodeans "She's A Runaway" Joe Dirt Car
Bob Mould "Star Machine" Silver Age
Broken Social Scene "7/4 (Shoreline)" Broken Social Scene
((Diamond Rugs "Call Girl Blues" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))