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Madeleine Peyroux on World Cafe | June 4, 2013

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Madeleine Peyroux started singing blues and jazz on the streets of Paris. Over the course of her career, Peyroux has released six albums, sold more than a million copies of her second record (Careless Love) and developed a following for her easygoing, Billie Holiday-tinged sound.

Peyroux's musical sweet spot is somewhere between country and R&B, so it makes sense that producer Larry Klein suggested she cover the songs on Ray Charles' groundbreaking 1962 album Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music for her new record, The Blue Room. It's a great fit, as you'll hear in Peyroux's live set with a small orchestra, recorded at The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.World Cafe's Michaela Majoun gets the story.(Link)

Photo Credit: Rocky Schenk/Courtesy of the artist

Tracklist: 

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Hour 1

Neil Young “Harvest Moon” Harvest Moon
Houndmouth “On the Road” From the Hills Below the City
Old 97’s “Busted Afternoon” Fight Songs
Lyle Lovett “The Blues Walk” And His Large Band
Ray Charles “I Can’t Stop Loving You” Complete Country & Western Recordings 1959-1986
((Madeleine Peyroux "Born To Lose" The Blue Room))
Madeleine Peyroux “Born to Lose” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Madeleine Peyroux “Changing All These Changes” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Madeleine Peyroux “Take These Chains from My Heart” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Simone White "Mary Jane" I'm The Man))
Patty Griffin “Ohio” American Kid
The Pretenders “Don’t Get Me Wrong” Get Close
Dawes “Stories Don’t End” Stories Don’t End
Son Volt “Windfall” Trace

Hour 2

Etta James “Here I Am Come and Take Me” Life, Love and the Blues
Iron & Wine “Grace for Saints and Ramblers” Ghost on Ghost 
Steely Dan “Green Earrings” The Royal Scam
Boy “Little Numbers” Mutual Friends
Junip “Your Life Your Call” Junip
((The Helio Sequence "Back To This" Keep Your Eyes Ahead))
Rhye “Open” Live at Le Poisson Rouge
Roxy Music “Avalon” Avalon
Laura Mvula “Green Garden” Sing to the Moon
((Tame Impala "Why Won't You Make Up Your Mind" Innerspeaker))
Modest Mouse “Dashboard” We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Hanni El Khatib “Nobody Move” Head in the Dirt
Stevie Ray Vaughan “Say What” Soul to Soul
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings “Retreat” Give the People What they Want
((Black Joe Lewis "Master Sold My Baby" Tell 'Em What Your Name Is))