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VPR Morning Edition Music Beds For the Week of 3/23/15

Monday, March 23:

5:59am: Charlie Parker: "No Noise", from "South of the Border."

6:07am: DJ Madlib: "Mystic Bounce", from "Shades of Blue."

6:18am: Maceo Parker: "Inner City Blues", from "Funk Overload."

6:30am: Jazz Mandolin Project: "Scheherazde", from "After Dinner Jams."

6:41am: Bernhard Purdie: "People Get Ready", from "Godfathers of Groove."

6:59am: Dalindeo: "Queen of Bear Park", from "Kallio."

7:07am: Ruben Wilson: "Blues For McDuff", from "Organ Blues."

7:18am: Ryan Miller: "Hairy Arms", from the soundtrack to the film "Safety Not Guaranteed."

7:30am: Matthew Stevens: "Ashes (One)", from "Woodwork."

7:41am: Russian National Orchestra: "If I Had the World To Give", from "Dead Symphony."

7:50am: Hot Tuna: "Water Song", from "Burgers."

7:59am: Charlie Hunter Quartet: "No Woman, No Cry", from "Natty Dread."

8:07am: Eric McFadden: "Take the A Train", from "Holy Smokes."

8:18am: Brian Hughes: "Cafe Sin Nombre", from "Fast Train To A Quiet Place."

8:30am: Tam De Villiers: "Plato's Cave", from "Panacea."

8:41am: Bruce Hornsby and the Range: "Stander On the Mountain", from "Here Come the Noise Makers."

8:59am: Steely Dan: "Aja", from "Aja."

Tuesday, March 24:

5:59am: McCoy Tyner and Bela Fleck: "Amberjack", from "Guitars."

6:07am: Sprirt Jazz Project: "Peaceful, Like A Child", from "Square Peg."

6:18am: Pink Martini: "Hang On Little Tomato", from the EP of the same name.

6:30am: Reverend Gary Davis: "Walkin' Dog Blues", from "Blues and Ragtime."

6:41am: Bill Frisell: "Across the Universe", from "All We Are Saying..."

6:50am: Chris Joss: "A Soft Reprise", from "Sticks."

6:59am: Anat Cohen: "Lilia", from "Luminosa."

7:18am: Jason Marsalis: "Blues For Now", from "The 21st Century Trad Band."

7:30am: Led Zeppelin: "Jennings Farm Blues", from "III (Deluxe Edition)."

7:41am: Omer Avital: "Good Morning", from "New Song."

7:50am: Dalindeo: "Kurvi-Twist", from "Kallio."

7:59am: Grateful Dead: Jam out of "Comes a Time", Live from the Orpheum Theater, San Francisco, CA., 7/17/76.

8:07am: Twiddle: "Apples", Live from Fly Me To the Moon Saloon, Telluride, CO., 3/7/15. 

8:18am: Combustion Collective: "Rats In Spats", from "Slick."

8:30am: Bob Dylan and The Band: "Bessie Smith", from "The Basement Tapes."

8:41am: Jay Lawrence: "You Can't Do That", from "Thermal Strut."

8:59am: John Wasson: "Caravan", from the soundtrack to the film "Whiplash."

Wednesday, March 25:

5:59am: Herbie Hancock: "Mercy Street", from "The New Standard."

6:07am: Morphine: "I Know You, Part 1", from "Good."

6:18am: Kevin Eubanks: "G.G.", from "Zen Food."

6:30am: Average White Band: "Pick Up the Pieces", from "AWB."

6:41am: Doug Perkins: "Garlic Patch Rag", from "Music For Flat-Top Guitar."

6:50am: Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola: "Let's Go", from "The Cars."

6:59am: Phish: "Jesus Just Left Chicago", Live from McNichol's Sports Arena, Denver, CO., 11/17/97.

7:07am: David Cullen: "Blue Counterpoint", from "The Collection."

7:18am: Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra: "Mercado en Domingo", from "The Offense of the Drum."

7:30am: Vibes Alive: "Spoken Word", from "Total Acid Jazz and Nu-Soul."

7:41am: Ruben Wilson: "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out", from "Organ Blues."

7:50am: Adam Levy: "West L.A. Fadeaway", from "Town and Country."

7:59am: Bill Frisell: "Rebel Rousing", from "Guitar In the Space Age."

8:07am: Pete Huttlinger: "You Are the Sunshine of My Life", from "Fingerpicking Wonder: The Music of Stevie Wonder."

8:18am: Dalindeo: "Evening at Tokoi Beach", from "Kallio."

8:30am: Galactic: "Karate", from "Carnivale Electricos."

8:41am: Kermit Ruffins: "Sugar", from "Happy Talk."

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

Thursday, March 26:

5:59am: Dirk Quinn Band: "Thursday", from "Dirk Quinn Band Quinntet."

6:18am: Marcus Roberts and Bela Fleck: "One Blue Truth", from "Across the Imaginary Divide."

6:30am: Dragons of Eden: "Future Evolution", from "Dragons of Eden."

6:41am: South Austin Jug Band: "Little Wing", from "South Austin Jug Band."

6:50am: Sim Redmond Band: "Good Thoughts", from "Sim Redmond Band."

6:59am: Phish: “Lizards”, Live from the Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA., 8/5/10.

7:07am: Godfathers of Groove: “Flipity Flop”, from “Godfathers of Groove.”

7:18am: Simon James: "People Are Strange", from "Acoustic Rock."

7:30am: Shawn Lee and Clutchy Hopkins: "Ancient Chinese Secret", from "Fascinating Fingers."

7:41am: Mickey Hart and Zakir Hussain: "Funky Zena", from "Global Drum Project."

7:50am: The Beatles: "Flying", from "Magical Mystery Tour."

7:59am: Grateful Dead: "Birdsong", Live from Universal Amphitheater, Universal City, CA., 6/30/73.

8:18am: Rebirth Brass Band: "(I Feel Like) Bustin' Loose", from "The Main Event."

8:30am: Eric McFadden: "Jockey  Full of Bourbon", from "Pull A Rabbit Out of His Hat Tribute, Vol. 2." 

8:41am: Brad Mehldau: "Got Me Wrong", from "Where Do You Start."

8:59am: Grant Phabao: "A Message To You, Rudy", from the soundtrack to the film "Chef."

Friday, March 27:

5:59am: Danilo Perez: "Blues for the Saints", from "Central Avenue."

6:07am: Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach:" REM Blues", from "Money Jungle."

6:18am: Damian Erskine: "Fif", from "So To Speak."

6:30am: DJ Dimi: "Trippin'," from "Zen Lounge."

6:41am: Lettuce: "Slipping Into Darkness", from "Fly."

6:50am: Donald Fagen: "The New Frontier", from "The Nightfly."

6:59am: Phish: "Tweezer", Live from McNichol's Sports Arena, Denver, CO., 11/17/97.

7:07am: Acoustic Alchemy: "One For Shorty", from "Roseland."

7:18am: Gua Gua: "Calypso #1", from "Pan Frito."

7:30am: Brad Mehldau: "Old Man", from the soundtrack to the film "Space Cowboys."

7:41am: Chris Biesterfeldt: "Harlem Blues", from "Phineas." 

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

7:59am: Branford Marsalis (Buckshot Lefonque): "James Brown, Parts 1 and 2", from "Music Evolution."

8:07am: Pharoah Sanders: "Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt", from "Tauhid."

8:18am: Kool and the Gang: "Jungle Jazz", from "Spirit of the Boogie."

8:30am: Marcus Miller: "Papa Was A Rolling Stone", from "Afrodeezia."

8:41am: Soulive: "Day Tripper", from "Rubber Soulive."

8:59am: Grateful Dead: "Shakedown Street", Live from Uptown Theater, Chicago, Il., 12/5/79.

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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