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VPR Morning Edition Music Beds For the Week of 6/30/14

Monday, June 30:

5:59am: Stanley Jordan: "Freddie Freeloader", from "Magic Touch."

6:20am: Ahmad Jamal: "One", from "The Sound of Jazz."

6:49am: Modern Groove Syndicate: "Back in the Kitchen (w/Terry)", from "Modern Groove Syndicate."

6:58am: Umphrey's McGee: "Miss You", Live from Wanee Music Festival, Live Oak, FL., 4/12/14.

7:20am: Jazz Mandolin Project: "The Opera", from "The Jazz Mandolin Project."

7:58am: Phil Keaggy: "Addison's Walk", from "Beyond Nature."

8:20am: Rock Candy Funk Party: "Octopus-E", from "We Want Groove."

8:39am: James Brown: "Papa Don't Take No Mess, Part 2", from "The Singles, Vol. 9."

8:50am: String Cheese Incident: "Minor Swing", Live from the Palace Theater, Louisville, KY., 7/13/13.

8:59am: Yaziko: "Perfect Body", from "Night Over Rio."

Tuesday, July 1:

5:59am: Paul Motian: "Mandeville", from "Psalm."

6:49am: John Zorn: "Sacred Embers", from "Psychomagia."

6:58am: Maceo Parker: "Basic Funk 101", from "School's In!"

7:20am: Phish: "The Mango Song", from "A Picture of Nectar."

7:58am: Akiko Tsuruga: "Battle Hymn of the Republic", from "St. Louis Blues."

8:20am: Monty Alexander, Sly Dunbar, and Robbie Shakespeare: "Mercy Mercy Mercy", from "Monty Meets Sly and Robbie."

8:39am: Jerry Garcia Band: “Let It Rock”, Live from Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY., 9/5/89.

8:50am: Medeski, Martin, and Wood: "Floodwaters", from "20."

8:59am: New Mastersounds: "Narcolepsy", from "Ten Years On."

Wednesday, July 2:

5:59am: Thelonius Monk: "Bemsha Swing", from "The Columbian Years."

6:20am: Ginger Baker: "Aiko Biaye", from "Why?"

6:49am: Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola: "Move It On Over", from "Hank Williams."

6:58am: Phish: "Half Way to the Moon", from "Fuego."

7:20am: Snarky Puppy: "Thing of Gold", from "Ground Up."

7:58am: Yves Montand: "La Bicyclette", from the album of the same name.

8:20am: Papa Grows Funk: "Stanky", from "Mr. Patterson's Hat."

8:39am: Andreas Varady: "Swing 42", from "Come Together."

8:50am: Grateful Dead: "Brown-Eyed Women", Live from the Mosque, Richmond, VA., 5/25/77.

8:59am: Rebirth Brass Band: "Your Mama Don't Dance", from "Move Your Body."

Thursday, July 3:

5:59am: Dizzy Gillespie: "Walk on the Wild Side", from The Verve and Phillips Small Group Sessions.

6:20am: Steve Stevens: "Roadside America Medley", from "Magna Carta Guitar Greats."

6:49am: Colman Brothers: "Momo", from "Colman Brothers."

6:58am: Umphrey's McGee: "Driven To Tears", Live from Three Sister's Park, Chillicothe, Ill., 5/23/14.

7:58am: Jay Lawrence: "You Can't Do That", from "Thermal Strut."

8:20am: Joshua Redman: "The Ocean", from "Trios Live."

8:39am: Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare: "The Bed's Too Big Without You", from "Dreadlocks in Moonlight."

8:50am: Grateful Dead: "Greatest Story Ever Told", Live from Bickershaw Festival, Wigan, England, 5/7/72.

8:59am: Chris Joss: "A Soft Reprise", from "Sticks."

Friday, July 4: Happy Birthday, America!

5:59am: Jerry Douglas: "American Tune", from "Traveler."

6:20am: Dennis Sobin: "My Country 'Tis of Thee."

6:49am: Doyle Tucker: "America the Beautiful", from "Hymns of Praise and Patriotism."

6:58am: Tony Trischka: "Great Big World", from the album of the same name.

7:20am: Wynton Marsalis: "The Grand Marshall", from the soundtrack to the film "Tune In Tomorrow."

7:58am: CMH Swing (Various Artists): "U.S. Blues", from "Swingin' to the Grateful Dead."

8:20am: Various Artists: "She's a Grand Old Flag", from "Patriotic Songs of America."

8:39am: Jake Shimbakuro: "Stars and Stripes Forever", from "Songs of America."

8:50am: Kronos Quartet: "The Star Spangled Banner (Inspired by the Jimi Hendrix version)", from "Plays Sigur Ros."

8:59am: Akiko Tsuruga: "Battle Hymn of the Republic", from "St. Louis Blues."

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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