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VPR Morning Edition Music Beds For the Week of 3/16/15

Monday, March 16:

5:59am: Go Go Penguin: "Kamaloka", from "V2.0."

6:07am: Jazz Pistols: "Mr. Smithers", from "Special Treatment."

6:18am: Tim Simonec: "Too Hip To Retire", from the soundtrack to the film "Whiplash."

6:30am: Trio Subtronic: "Subtronix", from "Cave Dweller."

6:41am: Turkuaz: "There Was A Time", from "Covers, Vol. 1."

6:59am: Brassroots: "Special Cut", from "Black-Eye Friday."

7:18am: Galactic: "Church", from "Coolin' Off."

7:30am: Stanley Clarke: "Pop Virgil", from "Up."

7:41am: John Scofield: "I'll Fly Away", from "Piety Street."

7:50am: Phish: "Peaches En Regalia", from "Live in Vegas."

7:59am: Will Patton Trio: "So Nice To Come Home To", from "6th Street Runaround."

8:18am: Charlie Hunter Quartet: "Natty Dread", from "Natty Dread."

8:30am: Brad Mehldau: "Got Me Wrong", from "Where Do You Start."

8:41am: Joe Jackson: "Steppin' Out", from "Joe Jackson Live: 1980-1986."

8:59am: String Cheese Incident: "Midnight Moonlight", from "Incident In Atlanta."

Tuesday, March 17: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

5:59am: Marc Ribot: "The Cocktail Party", from "Rootless Cosmopolitans."

6:18am: Brian Eno: "Another Green World", from "Another Green World."

6:30am: Green Lemon: "Mess", from "Green Lemon."

6:41am: Matthew Montfort: "Celtic Raga", from "Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar."

6:50am: McCoy Tyner: "Greensleeves", from "Guitars."

6:59am: Tim Ries: "Ruby Tuesday", from "The Rolling Stones Project."

7:18am: Tony Trischka: "Celtic Medley", from ""Territory."

7:30am: Booker T and the MG's: "Green Onions", from "Green Onions."

7:41am: Mike Citizen: "It's Not Easy Being Green."

7:50am: The Martinis: "Hung Over", from the soundtrack to the film "Chef."

7:59am: Mark Knopfler: "Border Reiver", from "Get Lucky."

8:18am: Galactic: "Green Minute", from "Vintage Reserve."

8:30am: Kermit Ruffins: "Over the Waves", from "We Partyin' Traditional Style."

8:41am: Jerry Douglas: "Gone To Fortingall", from "Traveler."

8:59am: Charles Mingus: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling", from "Cornell 1964."

Wednesday, March 18:

5:59am: Herbie Hancock: "Norwegian Wood", from "The New Standard."

6:07am: Jimmy Smith: "Back at the Chicken Shack", from "Back at the Chicken Shack."

6:18am: Bill Frisell: "Turn Turn Turn", from "Guitar In the Space Age."

6:30am: Jazz Pistols: "Mr. Smithers", from "Special Treatment."

6:41am: Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola: "Blue Pepper", from "Duke Ellington."

6:59am: Stanley Clarke Trio: "Under the Bridge", from "Jazz In the Garden."

7:07am: Hot Tuna: "Mann's Fate", from "Hot Tuna."

7:18am: Addison Groove Project: "Gepetto", from "Wicked Live."

7:30am: David Holmes: "Benedict Returns", from the soundtrack to the film "Ocean's 13."

7:41am: Penguin Cafe Orchestra: "Dirt", from "Preludes, Airs, and Yodels."

7:50am: John Carey: "Look A Py Py", from "Oh So Funky."

7:59am: Grateful Dead: "China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider", from "Europe '72."

8:07am: Duke Reid Group: "Soul Style", from "Treasure Isle."

8:18am: Medeski, Scofield, Martin, and Wood: "North London", from "Juice."

8:30am: Julian Lage: "Peru", from "World's Fair."

8:41am: Wolff and Clark Expedition: "Sunshine of Your Love", from "Wolff and Clark Expedition 2."

8:59am: Marcus Roberts: "Thank You For Lettin' Me Be Myself Again", from "This Is How I Rock."

Thursday, March 19:

5:59am: Takuya Kuroda: "Rising Son", from "Rising Son."

6:07am: John Zorn: "The Nameless God", from "Psychomagia."

6:18am: Marcus Roberts and Bela Fleck: "Some Roads Lead Home", from "Across the Imaginary Divide."

6:30am: Bernhard Purdie: "Iko Iko", from "More Magic In A Noisy World."

6:41am: Phish: "Cars, Trucks, Buses", Live from Portland Meadows, OR., 7/15/98.

6:59am: Ali and Toumain: "Ruby", from Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate."

7:07am: The Meters: "Pungee", from "Look-A-Py-Py."

7:18am: Santana: "Black Magic Woman", from "Abraxas."

7:30am: String Cheese Incident with DJ Logic: "DJ Logic Jam", Live from the Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV., 2/13/15.

7:41am: Sly and Robbie: "The Bed's Too Big Without You", from the single of the same name.

7:50am: Rebirth Brass Band: "Your Momma Don't Dance", from "Move Your Body."

7:59am: Andreas Varady: "Swing 42", from "Come Together."

8:07am: Wicked Knee: "I'm Blue", from "Wicked Knee."

8:18am: Charlie Hunter: "What I Am", from "Earth Tones."

8:30am: Grateful Dead: "Iko IKo", Live from the Hartford Civic Center, CT., 3/18/90.

8:41am: Creol Napfeny: "Creole Sunshine", from "Latin Guitar."

8:59am: Rhythm Section: “Suzanne’s Jam”, from “The Best of Cookin’.”

Friday, March 20: Happy First Day of Spring!

5:59am: Jerry Douglas: "The Hymn of Ordinary Motion", from "Skip, Hop, and Wobble."

6:18am: Brad Mehldau Trio: "Wonderwall", from "Live."

6:30am: Al Cohn: "Suddenly It's Spring", from "Broadway."

6:41am: Ruben Wilson: "Honey Dripper", from "Organ Blues."

6:59am: McCoy Tyner: "Afro Blue", from "Afro Blue."

7:07am: Taylor Haskins: "Clouds Form Below Us", from "Recombination."

7:18am: Oz Noy: "Hey You", from "Ha!"

7:30am: Bill Frisell: "Imagine", from "All We Are Saying..."

7:41am: The Apples: "Kings", from "Kings."

7:50am: Tuck Andress: "Louie Louie", from "Reckless Precision."

7:59 The North: “Blowin’ In the Wind”, from “Slow Down, This Isn’t the Mainland.”

8:07am: Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola: “Let’s Go”, from

8:18am: Pete Huttlinger: “Sir Duke”, from “Fingerpicking On Wonder: The Music of Stevie Wonder.”

8:30am: Papa Grows Funk: “Yakiniku”, from “Live at the Leaf.”

8:41am: Richard Thompson: “Glencoe”, from the soundtrack to the film “Grizzly Man.”

8:59am: Bad Plus: "Flim", from "These Are the Vistas."

9:00am: Tom Waits: "You Can Never Hold Back Spring", from "Orphans."

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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