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VPR Morning Edition Music Beds For the Week of 2/16/15

Monday, February 16:

5:59am: Stephan Crump: "Reclamation Zone", from "Thwirl."

6:07am: Herbie Hancock: "Mercy Street", from "The New Standard."

6:18am: Shawn Lee: "Song For David", from the "Kiss the Sky" EP.

6:30am: McCoy Tyner: "Afro Blue", from "Afro Blue."

6:41am: Medeski, Martin, and Wood: "Little Walter Rides Again", from "Out Louder."

6:50am: String Cheese Incident: "Take 5", from "Carnival '99."

6:59am: Bill Frisell with Elvin Jones and Dave Holland: "Smilin' Jones", from "Bill Frisell with Dave Holland and Elvin Jones."

7:07am: Allman Brothers: "Little Martha", from "Eat A Peach."

7:30am: Oz Noy: "Whole Tone Blues", from "Twisted Blues, Vol. 1." 

7:59am Kermit Ruffins: "Over the Waves", from "We Partyin' Traditional Style."

8:18am: Vitamin String Quartet: "Highway To Hell", from "Vitamin String Quartet Plays AC/DC."

8:30am: Moses Guest: "Waterville", from "Moses Guest."

8:41am: Bob Marley: "Comin' In From the Cold", from "Songs of Freedom."

8:59am: Omaha Diner: "Wishing Well", from "Omaha Diner."

Tuesday, February 17: Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

5:59am: Bernard Purdie: "Long Live New Orleans", from "The Godfathers of Groove."

6:18am: The Meters: "Here Comes the Meter Man", from 'The Meters."

6:30am: Lloyd Charmers: "Look-A-Py-Py", from "Funky Kingston: Reggae Dance Floor Grooves, 1968-1974."

6:41am: Rebirth Brass Band: "Feel Like Funkin' It Up", from "Do Watcha Wanna."

6:59am: Arturo O'Farrill: "Iko Iko", from "The Offense of the Drum."

7:07am: Wynton Marsalis: "Crescent City Crawl", from the soundtrack to the film "Tune In Tomorrow."

7:18am: Mint Julep Jazz Band: "Darktown Strutter's Ball", from "Durham On Saturday Night."

7:41am: Professor Longhair: "Tipitina", from "New Orleans Piano."

7:50am: Marsalis Family: "2nd Line", from "Music Redeems."

7:59am: Oz Noy: "Cissy Strut", from "Twisted Blues, Vol. 1."

8:18am: Grateful Dead: "Hey Pocky Way", Live from the Philadelphia Spectrum, 10/20/89.

8:30am: Treme Brass Band: “You Are My Sunshine”, from

8:41am: Charmaine Neville: "Iko Iko", from "Queen of the Mardi Gras."

8:59am: Wynton Marsalis: "The Grand Marshall", from the soundtrack to the film "Tune In Tomorrow."

Wednesday, February 18:

5:59am: Django Reinhardt: "Swinging With Django", from "Swinging With Django."

6:18am: John Pizzarelli: "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed", from "Double Exposure."

6:30am: Cameron Mizell: "Fearless", from "Life Is Loud."

6:41am: Keller Williams: "Blatant Ripoff", from "Breathe."

6:59am: Galactic: "Stax Jam", from "Coolin' Off."

7:18am: Soulive: "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", from "Rubber Soulive."

7:30am: Don Byron: "The Penguin", from "Bug Music."

7:41am: Phish: "The Inlaw Josie Wales", from "Farmhouse."

7:59am: Doug Perkins: "Snowflake Jig", from "Music For Flat-Top Guitar."

8:18am: Chris Joss: "Danger Buds", from "Sticks."

8:30am: The Bad Plus: "Dirty Blonde", from "Give."

8:41am: David Ornette Cherry: "It's Hard To Get A Date If You're A Communist", from "The Hillsboro Story."

8:59am: Grateful Dead: "Not Fade Away", Live from Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY., 11/2/79.

Thursday, February 19:

5:59am: Dave Holland Quartet: "Color of Mind", from "Extensions."

6:07am: Jonathan Richman: "Egyptian Reggae", from "Rock and Roll With Modern Lovers."

6:18am: Chris Joss: "Charmer", from "Sticks."

6:30am: Gua Gua: "Open Road", from "Pan Frito."

6:41am: Led Zeppelin: "Black Mountain Side", from "Led Zeppelin."

6:59am: Lord Newborn and the Magic Skulls: "Dime Bag Conspiracy", from "Lord Newborn and the Magic Skulls."

7:18am: Aaron Parks: "Riddle Me This", from "Invisible Cinema."

7:30am: Marco Benevento: "Two of You", from "Between the Needles and Nightfall."

7:41am: Soulive: "Drive My Car", from "Rubber Soulive."

7:50am: Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet: "Black Market", from "Intents and Purposes."

7:59am: Phish: "You Enjoy Myself", from "Junta."

8:07am: Wes Montgomery: "Impressions", from "Smokin' At the Half Note."

8:18am: Cassandra Wilson: "Blackbird", from "Silver Pony."

8:30am: String Cheese Incident: "Eyes of the World", from "Jerry Jams For Rex."

8:41am: Brian Eno and John Cale: "Spinning Away", from "Wrong Way Up."

8:59am: Allman Brothers: "Jessica", from "Brothers and Sisters."

Friday, February 20:

5:59am: Charlie Hunter: "One For the Kelpers", from "Friends Seen and Unseen."

6:18am: Stanton Moore Trio: "Put On Your Big People Shoes", from "Emphasis (On Parenthesis)."

6:30am: Vijay Iyer: "Human Nature", from "Solo."

6:41am: Dario Napoli: "Careless Whisper", from  "Make It A Sunny Day."

6:59am: Omer Avital: "Good Morning", from "New Song."

7:07am: Antonio Sanchez: "Doors and Distance", from the soundtrack to the film "Birdman."

7:18am: #1 Tribute Band: "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough", from "Acoustic Guitar Tribute To Michael Jackson."

7:30am: The Radiators: "Theme From The Magnificent Seven>Cissy Strut", from "Live at The Great American Music Hall."

7:41am: Bei Bei: "Make Me Stronger", from "Into the Wind."

7:59am: Medeski, Scofield, Martin, and Wood: "The Times They Are A-Changin'", from "Juice."

8:18am: Bill Frisell: "Telstar", from "Guitar In the Space Age."

8:30am: Aaron Parks: "Praise", from "Invisible Cinema."

8:41am: Bonerama: "Whipping Post", from "Live From New York."

8:59am: Grateful Dead: "Peggy-O", Live from the Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA., 5/19/77.

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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