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VPR Morning Edition Music Beds For The Week Of 5/11/15

Monday, May 11:

5:59am: Patrice Rushen: "Red Clay", from "Piano, Bass, and Drums."

6:07am: Dr. Lonnie Smith: "Mama Wailer", from "Mama Wailer."

6:18am: Michael Hedges: "Double Planet", from "Live On the Double Planet."

6:30am: Mickey Hart and Zakir Hussain: "Dances With Wood", from "Global Drum Project."

6:41am: Lord Newborn and the Magic Skulls: "Dime Bag Conspiracy", from "Lord Newborn and the Magic Skulls."

6:59am: The Radiators: “Suck Da Head (Squeeze the Tip)”, Live from Live from Jazzfest, New Orleans, LA., 2007.

7:18am: James Newton Howard: "War", from the soundtrack to the film "Duplicity."

7:30am: Michael Reis: "Purple Rain", from "A Young Mind."

7:41am: Cameron Mizell: "Fearless", from "Life Is Loud."

7:50am: Floratone: “Swamped”, from “Floratone.”

7:59am: String Cheese Incident: "Eyes of the World", from "Jerry Jams For Rex."

8:07am: Julian Lage: "Peru", from "World's Fair."

8:18am: Leo Kottke: "From Little Treasure", from "One Guitar, No Vocals."

8:30am: String Cheese Incident: "Under African Skies", from "Trick or Treat."

8:41am: Wes Montgomery: "Impressions", from "Smokin' At the Half Note."

8:59am: New Mastersounds: "The Road To Fuji Rock", from "Ten Years On."

Tuesday, May 12:

5:59am: Avisha Cohen: "Calm", from "Continuo."

6:07am: Traffic: "Glad", from "John Barleycorn Must Die."

6:18am: Will Blades: "Miller's Time", from "Field Notes."

6:30am: Grateful Dead: "Uncle John's Band", Live from Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA., 3/19/77.

6:41am: Oz Noy: "Hey You", from "Ha!"

6:59am: The Souljazz Orchestra: "Mista President", from "Freedom No Go Die."

7:07am: Topaz: "Steppin' Out", from "Afro Dub Sessions."

7:18am: Eric McFadden: "Take the A Train", from "Holy Smokes."

7:30am: Chris Biesterfeldt: "Caravan", from "Phineas."

7:41am: Hot Tuna: "John's Other", from "First Pull Up, Then Pull Down."

7:50am: Chris Joss: "You've Been Spiked", from the album of the same name.

7:59am: Grateful Dead: "Slipknot>Franklin's Tower", Live from Pembroke Pines, FL., 5/22/77.

8:18am: Keith Jarrett: "Part 2A", from "The Koln Concert."

8:30am: Grateful Dead: "Althea", Live from Barton Hall, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY., 5/7/80.

8:41am: String Cheese Incident: "Blackberry Blossom", Live from Columbia, MD., 7/18/02.

8:59am: Jazz Pistols: "Mr. Smithers", from "Special Treatment."

Wednesday, May 13: Happy 65th Birthday Stevie Wonder!

5:59am: Herbie Hancock: "Scarborough Fair", from "The New Standard."

6:07am: The Meters:  "Sophisticated Cissy", from "The Meters."

6:30am: Pete Huttlinger: "Sir Duke", from "Fingerpicking Wonder: The Music of Stevie Wonder."

6:41am: Lee Ritenour: "Lay It Down", from "6-String Theory."

6:59am: Phish: "Boogie On Reggae Woman", Live from American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL., 12/30/09.

7:07am: Chuck Loeb: "Rikki Don't Lose That Number", from "Presence."

7:18am: King Curtis: "Signed, Sealed, Delivered", from "Live At Fillmore West."

7:30am: Umphrey's McGee: "Fame", Live from Bear Creek Music and Art Festival, Live Oak, FL., 11/14/14.

7:41am: Bruce Hornsby and The Range: "Madman Across the Water", from "Intersections: 1985-2005."

7:50am: Perpetual Groove: "Mister Transistor", Live from The Paradise, Boston, MA., 9/20/06.

7:59am: Richard Elliot: "You Haven't Done Nothin',", from "A Twist of Motown."

8:07am: Dalindeo: "Kurvi-Twist", from "Kallio."

8:18am: Cake: "Mahna Mahna", from "Pressure Chief."

8:30am: Pink Floyd: "Wish You Were Here", from the album of the same name.

8:41am: Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon: "Oh Well", from "Sixty Six Steps."

8:59am: Tito Puente: "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing", from "Live At the Monterey Jazz Festival 1977." 

Thursday, May 14:

5:59am: Threefifty Duo: "State Street", from "Threefifty Duo."

6:07am: Ruben Wilson: "Blues For McDuff", from "Organ Blues."

6:18am: Orrin Evans: "In My Soul", from "Mother's Touch."

6:30am: Richard Thompson: "Main Title", from the soundtrack to the film "Grizzly Man."

6:41am: Mizter Koffy: "Organ Vibe", from "dirty martini-a sultry blend of lounge and chill."

6:59am: Buckshot LeFonque (Branford Marsalis): “James Brown Parts 1 and 2”, from “Music Evolution.”

7:07am: Skeewiff: "Cheeky Chicken", from "It's All Gone."

7:18am: Stephane WrembelL "La Foule", from "Introducing Stephane Wrembel."

7:30am: Wolff and Clark Expedition: "Sunshine of Your Love", from "Wolff and Clark Expedition 2."

7:41am: Donald Fagan: "New Frontier", from "The Nightfly."

7:50am: Oz Noy: "Whole Tone Blues", from "Twisted Blues, Vol. 1."

7:59am: String Cheese Incident: "Take Five", from "Carnival '99."

8:07am: Medeski, Scofield, Martin, and Wood: "Juicy Lucy", from "Juice."

8:18am: New Soul Underground: "Greasy Feet", from the album of the same name.

8:30am: Broan Bromberg: "The Wind Cries Mary", from "Bromberg Plays Hendrix."  

8:41am: The Mighty Imperials: "Thunder Chicken", from the album of the same name.

8:59am: Perpetual Groove: "Astro Monkey", from "Sweet Oblivious Antidote."

Friday, May 15:  R.I.P B.B. King 1925-2015

5:59am: B.B. King: "Blues Boys Tune", from "The Road To Memphis."

6:18am: B.B. King: "Why I Sing the Blues", from

6:30am: Matt Wilson: "Bridge Over Troubled Water", from "An Attitude For Gratitude."

6:41am: B.B. King: "Blues We Like", from "Blues on the Bayou."

6:50am: Jerry Garcia and David Grisman: "16/16", from "So What."

6:59am: Twilight Trio: "The Thrill Is Gone", from "Pure Instrumental Blues."

7:18am: Eric Clapton: "Blues In "A", from "Eric Clapton."

7:30am: Joshua Redman: "Hit the Road, Jack", from the soundtrack to the film "Space Cowboys."

7:41am: B.B. King: "I Belive To My Soul", from "Live in Africa 1974."

7:50am: Grateful Dead: "The Same Thing", Live from Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA., 12/16/92.

7:59am: B.B. King: "The Thrill Is Gone", Live from the 2010 Chicago Crossroads Festival.

8:18am: John Wasson: "Caravan", from the soundtrack to the film "Whiplash."

8:30am: Tord Gustavsen: "Blessed Feet", from "Being There."

8:41am: Buena Vista Social Club: "Black Chicken 37", from "Lost and Found."

8:59am: B.B. King with Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and Jim Vaughn: "Rock Me Baby."

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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