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Question of the Day: Happy Birthday Charlie Musselwhite

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Happy Birthday, Charlie Musselwhite! He's got a new album with Ben Harper — Get Up! — that has them out on the road together.  Plus Musselwhite has his own gigs at the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center March 15-16.  In honor of his signature instrument -- What are your favorite songs featuring the harmonica? Let us know in the comments below. Here's what we played:

1. J. Geils Band, "Whammer Jammer"

2. Stevie Wonder, "Fingertips, Pt. 2"

3. John Mayall, "Room to Move"

4. The Yardbirds, "I'm a Man"

 

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Question of the Day: Cowboys & Indians

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Today's the 80th anniversary of the first epidsode of the "Lone Ranger". It was first broadcast on radio station WXYZ in Detroit. The iconic show is famous for it's masked ex-Texas Ranger who fought injustice alongside his Native American partner, Tonto. So in honor of the Lone Ranger, today's set will feature songs about cowboys and indians. Share your song in the comments below or send it to morning@wfuv.org

What we played:

"Cowboys To Girls" - The Intruders

"Where Have All The Cowboys Gone" - Paula Cole

"Cherokee" - Cat Power

"If I Had A Boat" - Lyle Lovett

 

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Question of the Day: T Bone Burnett

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Today T Bone Burnett celebrates his 65th birthday! Burnett has produced the likes of Los Lobos, Elvis Costello, Counting Crows, Alison Krauss, Robert Plant, as well as the soundtrack to O Brother Where Art Thou?- the list goes on. To celebrate, we're asking for your favorite Burnett produced track. 

1. The Soggy Bottom Boys, "I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow"

2. Brandi Carlile, "Turpentine"

3. Sam Phillips, "Holding Onto the Earth"

4. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, "Fortune Teller"

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Question of the Day: Symphony Sounds

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In this morning's Question of the Day, we're asking you to get out your conductor's baton, and suggest songs which feature symphony orchestras. Send your best selections that highlight the sounds of symphony to morning@wfuv.org or leave a comment below.

 

 

 

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Question of the Day: Science for the Soul

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Today we mark the birthdate of one of the greatest scientists of all time, Sir Isaac Newton (and our very own Corny O'Conell). Because science is what truly matters to them both, we ask you to suggest geeky science songs. Email us at morning@wfuv.org or leave us a comment in the section below.

Here's today's playlist:

1. "Space Oddity" - Natalie Merchant

2. "Origin of the Species" - Chris Smither

3. "Galileo" - Indigo Girls

4. "She Blinded Me With Science" - Thomas Dolby

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Question of Day: Hard Hatted?

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Not even a week into the New Year and the weather makes it feel like the Arctic (okay, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration...), BUT it is very cold. So we hope you are wearing your hat, because in this weather, you should be. Today's Question of the Day: whats your favorite song about a hat? Email us at morning@wfuv.org or post in the comment section below.

Here's today's playlist:

1. "You Can Leave Your Hat On" - Randy Newman

2. "Hat and Feet" - Fountains of Wayne

3. "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" - Beck

4. "Don't Touch My Hat" - Lyle Lovett

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Question of the Day: Best Dressed Artist?

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Now that the holidays are officially over we can go back to wearing our jeans and sweatshirts, and can finally put the ugly Christmas sweaters away for a while. But it got us thinking, what artists do you think dress well? Send us in songs sung by artists you feel are the best dressed!

Here's today's Question of the Day playlist!

 

1. Dr. John, Such A Night

2. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Toothbrush and my Table

3. Paul Weller, Above the Clouds

  4. The Kennedys, Half A Million Miles

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Question of the Day: Winter Wonderland?

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Winter arrived last week, and with a chance of snow tomorrow, we're finally feeling the affects. So today's Question of the Day is simple, just send us in a song about winter. Tell us, do you enjoy a winter wonderland, or are you a beach bum? Email us your winter songs at morning@wfuv.org or post a comment in the section below and leave us your name and town.

Here's today's playlist:

1. "Song For A Wintry Night" - Gordon Lightfoot

2. "Winterlong" - Neil Young

3. "White Winter Hymnal" - Fleet Foxes

4. "The Winter Song" - Angel

5. "A Hazy Shade of Winter" - Simon and Garfunkel

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Question of the Day: Feeling Good?

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Don and Robin are not feeling all that well today, and with the weather bringing others down as well, everyone could use a little something to make them feel better. So for today's question we ask: what songs make you feel good? Send us in your song suggestion to morning@wfuv.org or post a comment in the section below.

Here's today's playlist:

1) "Say Hey (I Love You)" - Michael Franti

2) "Jackie Wilson Said" - Van Morrison

3) "Feeling Good Again" - Robert Earl Keane

4) "Here Comes The Sun" - The Beatles

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Question of the Day: The Proverbial Song

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"Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise," and "A penny saved is a penny earned" are a couple of the proverbs Ben Franklin collected in Poor Richard's Almanack, first published in 1732 on this date. Ever since, proverbs have had a part in popular songs. Can you think of one? Include your suggestion in the comments below (please include your first name and town).

What we played:


"Early To Bed" - Morphine

"Abscence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder" - Loudon Wainwright III

"Beauty Is Only Skin Deep" - The Temptations

"Horse To The Water" (feat. George Harrison) - Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

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