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Duffy On World Cafe | January 27, 2011 |

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Before she was a part of the modern British Invasion, neo-soul singer Duffy was just another struggling artist. Working as a waitress during the day, she recorded songs at night and learned to make music by herself. Her debut album, Rockferry, was four years in the making, and well worth the effort. It soared up the album charts and substantiated Duffy's place in the industry.

Her second release, Endlessly, comes with a management change and rhythms from The Roots. Released last November, the album features more of Duffy's raw take on soul music, as well as some strong influences from songwriting partner Albert Hammond Sr., who's penned songs for Starship, Tina Turner, Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson.

Hear Duffy perform cuts from her latest release, as well as "Mercy" from Rockferry, on World Cafe. (link)

Playlist:

HOUR 1

Gillian Welch "Elvis Presley Blues" Time (The Revelator)
Shelby Lynne "10 Rocks" Identity Crisis
Dusty Springfield "I Can't Make It Alone" Dusty In Memphis
Jessica Lea Mayfield "Our Hearts Are Wrong" Tell Me
Etta James "I'd Rather Go Blind" Tell Mama: The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions
Duffy "My Boy" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Duffy "Endlessly" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Duffy "Well, Well, Well" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Duffy "Mercy" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Lissie "When I'm Alone" Catch A Tiger
Fleetwood Mac "Spare Me A Little of You" Bare Trees
Metric "Gimme Sympathy" Fantasies

HOUR 2

Beth Orton "She Cries Your Name" Trailer Park
Elizabeth & The Catapult "You And Me" The Other Side of Zero
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings "I Learned the Hard Way" I Learned the Hard Way
Susan Tedeschi "You Need To Be With Me" Just Won't Burn
PJ Harvey "Written On The Forehead" Let England Shake
Patti Smith "Dancing Barefoot" Wave
Sharon Van Etten "One Day" epic
Michelle Shocked "If Love Was A Train" Short Sharp Shocked
Irma Thomas "Ruler Of My Heart" The Best of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues, Vol. 2
Wanda Jackson "Shakin' All Over" The Party Ain't Over
Rosie Flores "Crazy Mixed Emotions" Rockabilly Filly"
Blondie "Denis" Plastic Letters
Luscious Jackson "Strong Man" Natural Ingredients
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals "Paris" Recorded Live at the XPoNential Music Festival