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VPR Morning Edition Music Beds for the Week of 12/23/13

Monday, December 23rd:

5:59am: Acoustic Alchemy: "One for Shorty", from "Roseland."

6:20am: Yellow Dubmarine: "The Sun King", from "Abbey Dub."

6:49am: Jerry Garcia Band with Bela Fleck: "Midnight Moonlight", Live from the Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA., 8/5/90.

6:58am: John Scofield: "Camelus", from "Uberjam Deux."

7:20am: Mardi Gras Band: "Shaky Ground", from "Born on the Bayou II."

7:58am: Jerry Douglas: "The Hymn of Ordinary Motion", from "Skip, Hop, and Wobble."

8:20am: Bob Dylan: "Final Theme", from the soundtrack to the film "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid."

8:39am: David Grisman: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", from "Acoustic Christmas." 

8:50am: Lord Newborn and the Magic Skulls: "A Phase Shifter I'm Going Through", from "Lord Newborn and the Magic Skulls."

8:59am: Ramsey Lewis Trio: "Christmas Blues", from "Sound of Christmas."

Tuesday, December 24th:

5:59am: Vince Guaraldi: "My Little Drum", from "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

6:20am: David Grisman: "Winter Wonderland", from "Acoustic Christmas."

6:49am: Jimmy McGriff: "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", from "A Merry Soul Christmas at the Hammond Organ."

6:58am: Doc Severinsen and the Tonight Show Orchestra: "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy", from "Merry Christmas from Doc Severinsen and the Tonight Show Orchestra."

7:20am: Charlie Parker: "White Christmas", from "Live Performances."

7:59am: Bill Frisell: "Good Dog, Happy Man", from the album of the same name.

8:20am: Vince Guaraldi: "Christmas is Coming", from "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

8:39am: Rahsaan Roland Kirk: "We Free Kings", from the album of the same name.

8:50AM: Eric Reed: "Christmas Blues", from "Yule Be Miserable."

8:59am: Christian McBride: "Hallelujah Time", from "Out Here."

Wednesday, December 25th: Merry Christmas!

5:59am: Oscar Peterson: "Christmas Waltz", from "An Oscar Peterson Christmas."

6:20am: Jimmy McGriff: “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”, from “Xmas Cocktails, Vol. 2.”

6:49am: Jerry Garcia and David Grisman: “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”, Live from the Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA., 12/7/91.

6:58am: Benny Goodman and his Orchestra: “Jingle Bells”, from “Live Swing Sessions.”

7:20am: Ramsey Lewis Trio: "Merry Christmas Baby", from "Sound of Christmas."

7:58am: David Grisman: "Silent Night", from "Acoustic Christmas."

8:20am: Vince Guaraldi: "Skating", from "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

8:39am: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown: "Christmas", from "Alligator Records Christmas Collections & Greetings."

8:50am: Emiel van Dijk: "Happy Xmas (War is Over)", from "Stars in Orbit Christmas Guitar."

A graduate of NYU with a Master's Degree in journalism, Mitch has more than 20 years experience in radio news. He got his start as news director at NYU's college station, and moved on to a news director (and part-time DJ position) for commercial radio station WMVY on Martha's Vineyard. But public radio was where Mitch wanted to be and he eventually moved on to Boston where he worked for six years in a number of different capacities at member station a Senior Producer, Editor, and fill-in co-host of the nationally distributed Here and Now. Mitch has been a guest host of the national NPR sports program "Only A Game". He's also worked as an editor and producer for international news coverage with Monitor Radio in Boston.
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