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VPR Morning Edition Music Beds For the Week of 12/22/14

Monday, December 22:

5:59am: McCoy Tyner: "Carriba", from "Afro Blue."

6:18am: James Newton Howard: "War", from the soundtrack to the film "Duplicity."

6:30am: Soulive: "Steppin'", from "Turn It Out."

6:41am: The Funkateers: "Funkafied", from "Inner City Sounds."

6:59am: Spirit Jazz Project: "Providence", from "Square Peg."

7:18am: Marc Ribot: "Fat Man Blues", from "Live at the Village Vanguard."

7:30am: Turkuaz: "There Was A Time", from "Covers, Vol. 1."

7:41am: Orrin Evans: "In My Soul", from "Mother's Touch."

7:50am: Jerry Garcia Band: "Mother Nature's Son", Live from Keystone, Berkeley, CA., 12/31/75.

7:59am: Dario Napoli: "Careless Whisper", from "Make It A Sunny Day."

8:18am: Addison Groove Project: "Groove In Green", Live from Higher Ground, Burlington, VT.,  4/3/04.

8:30am: Yonder Mountain String Band: "Stuck In the Middle With You", Live from the Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY., 11/15/14.

8:41am: Beastie Boys: "Ricky's Theme", from "Ill Communication."

8:59am: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: "Riviera Paradise", from "The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble."

Tuesday, December 23:

5:59am: Zane Carney: "Snow", from "Amalgam."

6:18am: Charlie Parker: "White Xmas", from "Complete Live Performances on Savoy."

6:30am: David Grisman: "The Christmas Song", from "David Grisman's Acoustic Xmas."

6:41am: The Who: "Sparks", from "Tommy."

6:59am: Jimmy McGriff: "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus", from the album of the same name.

7:18am: Benny Goodman: "Jingle Bells", from "Xmas Celebration."

7:30am: Garrett Linck: "Overlook Park", from "Abodes of Owls."

7:50am: David Grisman: "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", from "David Grisman's Acoustic Xmas."

7:41am: The Klezmonauts: "Deck the Halls", from "Oy! To the World."

7:59am: The Klezmonauts: "Joy to the World", from "Oy! To the World."

8:18am: Lori Mechem: "Xmas Is Coming (Brazilian Xmas)", from "A Brazilian Xmas."

8:30am: McCoy Tyner: "Greensleeves", from "Guitars."

8:41am: Richard "Groove" Holmes: "Hallelujah, I Love Her So", from "After Hours."

8:49am: Pepe Castillo: "Puerto Rico", from "Xmas Around the World."

8:59am: Kurt Rosenwinkel: "Feed the Birds (Tuppence A Bag)", from "Everybody Wants To Be A Cat."

Wednesday, December 24:

5:59am: Harmonie Ensemble: "Nutcracker Suite: Chinese Dance", from "Tchaikovsky and Ellington: The Nutcracker Suites."

6:18am: Manhattan Jazz All-Stars: "If I Were A Bell", from "Jingle Bell Jazz."

6:30am: Vince Guaraldi Trio: "Xmas Is Coming", from "A Charlie Brown Xmas."

6:41am: James Brown: "Soulful Xmas", from "Funky Christmas."

6:59am: Earl Scruggs: "Jingle Bells", from "A Very Special Acoustic Xmas."

7:18am: Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra: "Do You Hear What I Hear?", from "A Very Ping Pong Xmas."

7:30am: Craig Duncan: "Go Tell It On the Mountain", from "Bluegrass Xmas."

7:41am: Maury Laws: "Snow Miser", from 'The Year Without A Santa Claus."

7:50am: Vince Guaraldi Trio: "Skating", from "A Charlie Brown Xmas."

7:59am: Craig Duncan: "Silent Night", from "Bluegrass Xmas."

8:18am: Jimmy McGriff: "Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer", from "Xmas With Jimmy McGriff."

8:30am: Dukes of Dixieland: "Frosty the Snowman", from "Jingle Bell Jazz."

8:31:30am: Grateful Dead: "Run Run Rudolph", Live from the Felt Forum, NYC., 12/4/71.

8:41am: Harmonie Ensemble: "Nutcracker Suite: Overture", from "Tchaikovsky and Ellington: The Nutcracker Suites."

8:59am: Bill Frisell: "Good Dog, Happy Man", from the album of the same name.

Thursday, December 25: Merry Christmas!

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

6:18am: Oscar Peterson: "O Xmas Tree", from "An Oscar Peterson Xmas."

6:30am: Harmonie Ensemble: "Nutcracker Suite: Sugar Rum Cherry", from "Tchaikovsky and Ellington: The Nutcracker Suites."

6:41am: Jimmy Greene and Pat Metheny: "Come Thou Almighty King", from "Beautiful Life."

6:50am: Marlowe Morris: "Rockin' Around the Xmas Tree", from "Wonderland: Yulesville."

6:59am: Eric Reed: "Xmas Blues", from "Merry Magic."

7:18am: Leon Redbone: "That Old Christmas Moon", from "Xmas Island."

7:30am: Harmonie Ensemble: "Nutcracker Suite: Peanut Brittle Brigade", from "Tchaikovsky and Ellington: The Nutcracker Suites."

7:41am: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown: "Xmas", from "Alligator Records Xmas Collection."

7:50am: Vince Guaraldi Trio: "Greensleeves", from "A Charlie Brown Xmas."

7:59am: David Grisman: "Silent Night", from "David Grisman's Acoustic Xmas."

8:18am: David Grisman: "Auld Lang Syne", from "David Grisman's Acoustic Xmas."

8:30am: Shawn Lee and the Ping Pong Orchestra: "Little Drummer Boy", from "A Very Ping Pong Christmas."

8:41am: Harmonie Ensemble: "Nutcracker Suite: The Volga Vouty (Russian Dance)", from "Tchaikovsky and Ellington: The Nutcracker Suites."

8:54am: Pepe Castillo: "Puerto Rico", from "Xmas Around the World."

8:59am: Jerry Garcia and David Grisman: "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", Live from the Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA., 12/7/91.

Friday, December 26:

5:59am: Chrstian McBride: "Brother Mister", from "Kind of Brown."

6:07am: John Scofield: "Four On the Floor", from "Up All Night."

6:18am: Billy Martin and Will Blades: "Down By the Riverside", from "Shimmy."

6:30am: John Pizzarelli: "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed", from "Double Exposure."

6:41am: Gwendolyn Sanford: "Silas On the Porch", from "Weeds: Music From the Series, Vol 1."

6:59am: Marco Benevento: "Two Of You", from "Between the Needles and Nightfall."

7:18am: The String-A-Longs: "Save the Last Dance For Me", from "The Best of The String-A-Longs."

7:30am: Cameron Mizell: "The Return", from "Tributary."

7:51am: Jesse Cook: "Ocean Blue", from "The Blue Guitar Sessions."

7:59am: Grateful Dead: "Big River", Live from Seneca College Fieldhouse, Toronto, Ontario, 11/2/77.

8:18am: Bud Powell, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach: "Hothouse", from "Jazz At Massey Hall."

8:30am: Sugarman Three: "Solid Funk", from "Soul Fire."

8:41am: Rhythm Future Quartet: "Cherokee", from "Django Festival."

8:59am: Carl Bryan: "Red Ash", from "Dancehall '69."

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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