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MITCH'S MUSIC
Looking for a song you heard during Morning Edition? We call them "music beds" and all of Mitch Wertlieb's selections are listed below in the searchable archive. If you can't find a song you heard, it was probably an NPR selection: visit NPR's Morning Edition site to view their music beds.

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Monday, June 3rd:

5:59am: Rjd2: "All For U", from "Magnificent City Instrumentals."

6:20am: Modern Groove Syndicate: "El Guapo", from "Ms. Popular."

6:49am: Greyboy: "Ruffneck Jazz", from "Freestylin'".

6:58am: Moses Guest: "De Jam>Stealin'", from "Moses Guest."

7:20am: Jazz Mandolin Project: "Oh Yeah", from "Jungle Tango."

7:58am: Coleman Hawkins: "O Pato (The Duck)", from "Desafinado." (In honor of Jessica Lahey's commentary about a pregnant wild Mallard duck at Crossroads Academy)

Monday, May 27th:

5:59am: Brad Mehldau: "Twiggy", from "Ode."

6:20am: Steely Dan: "Do It Again", from "Can't Buy A Thrill."

6:49am: Medeski, Martin and Wood: "Moti Mo", from "It's A Jungle In Here."

6:58am: Wynton Marsalis and Willie Nelson: "What'd I Say", from "Here We Go Again."

7:20am: Allman Brothers: "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed", from "A Decade of Hits 1969-1979."

7:58am: Jesse Cook: "Ocean Blue", from "The Blue Guitar Sessions."

8:20am: Rez Abbasi Trio: "The Cure", from "Continuous Beat."

Wednesday, May 22nd:

5:59am: Butterfat Trio: "Bad News Bears", from "Under Dog."

6:20am: Oz Noy: "Cosmic Background", from "Fuzzy."

6:49am: Arlen Roth: "Layla", from "Drive It Home."

6:58am: Medeski, Martin and Wood: "Riffin' Ed", from "Radiolarians II."

7:20am: Lettuce: "Dizzer", from "Rage!"

7:58am: String Cheese Incident: "Jessica", from "On the Road": Live in Columbia, MD., 7/18/02.

8:20am: Grateful Dead: "Brown-Eyed Women", Live from Colgate University, Hamilton, NY., 11/4/77.

Monday, May 13th:

5:59am: Jacko Peake: "SFO", from "The Best of Cookin'."

6:20am: Galactic: "Black-Eyed Pea", from "Late for the Future."

6:49am: Charles Mingus: "Summertime", from the album of the same name.

6:58am: Addison Groove Project: "The Delivery", from "Wicked Live."

7:20am: Jamie Masefield's Jazz Mandolin Project: "Pokin' Around", from "After Dinner Jams."

7:58am: The Rhythm Section featuring Jacko Peake: "Suzanne's Jam", from "The Best of Cookin'."

Monday, May 6th:

5:59am: Bad Plus: "Flim", from "These Are the Vistas."

6:20am: Beastie Boys: "Groove Holmes", from "Check Your Head."

6:49am: Jon Brion: "Monday", from the soundtrack to the film "I (heart) Huckabees."

6:58am: Grateful Dead: "The Women Are Smarter", Live from Alpine Valley Music Theater, WI., 7/18/89

7:20am: Jeff Coffin: "A Half Sleep", from "Into the Air."

7:58am: Crimson Jazz Trio: "Three of a Perfect Pair", from "King Crimson Songbook, Vol. 1"

VPR/Ric Cengeri

The names of the places around us often tell the unique story of Vermont’s history. All next week on Morning Edition, we’ll be taking a look at some of those names.

Our guide is “Vermont Place Names: Footprints of History,” by Esther Munroe Swift.

Let us know if you have a question about a place name below, and we’ll see if Vermont Place Names has the answer.

Vermont Place Names, Footprints of History was first published in 1977. The copyright is held by Esther Munroe Swift’s estate, which granted permission for its use. 

VPR Morning Edition Music Beds for the Week of 4/29/13

Apr 29, 2013

Monday, April 29th:

5:59am: Russ Barenberg: "Cowboy Calypso", from "Rounder Guitar: A Collection of Acoustic Guitar."

6:20am: Stanley Clarke: "Game", from "The Toys of Men."

6:49am: Skeewiff: "Giggity", from "Private Funktion."

6:58am: Chris Joss: "A Soft Reprise", from "Sticks."

7:20am: Grateful Dead: "New Minglewood Blues", from Dick's Picks Vol. 29, Live from Lakeland, FL., 5/21/77

7:58am: Brad Mehldau: "Dear Prudence", from "Largo."

8:38am: Brad Mehldau: "Old Man", from the soundtrack to the film "Space Cowboys."

VPR Morning Edition Music Beds for the Week of 4/22/13

Apr 22, 2013

Monday, April 22nd:

5:59am: Booker T and the MG's: "My Sweet Potato", from "And Now!"

6:20am: Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach: "Very Special", from "Money Jungle."

6:49am: Benevento Russo Duo:  "Bronko's Blues", from "Best Reason To Buy The Sun."

6:58am: Vijay Iyer:  "Human Nature", from "Solo."

7:20am: The Beatles:  "Flying", from "Magical Mystery Tour."

7:58am: Blake Aaron: "Will It Go 'Round In Circles?", from "Desire."

8:20am: Grateful Dead: "Birdsong", Live from the Philadelphia Spectrum, 9/21/72.

Monday, April 1st:  
(Suggested April Fool's Day prank: Celebrate Poisson de Avril as the French do--and apparently have since the 16th Century--by surreptitiously sticking a picture of a fish on someone's back.)
5:59am:  Bill Frisell: "Egg Radio", from the album "Gone, Just Like a Train."
6:20am:  Kermit Ruffins: "If I Only Had A Brain", from the album "Happy Talk."
6:49am:  Chick Corea and Hiromi:  "Fool On the Hill", from the album "Duet: Chick & Hiromi."

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