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MDR’s Breakfast Club (30th July ’20)

Danny Fitzgerald

Melodic Distraction welcomes our morning broadcast during our time of quarantine.

If you’re working from home, chilling at home, or generally just staying at home, our Breakfast Club is here to share a brew with you. Hosted by a rotation of some of the station’s family and friends, 10am-12midday every weekday, our airwaves are full of excellent tunes, local music and questionable patter.

Nestled right after our daily morning show 9-10am, Wake Up with Melodic Distraction, and before Elliot Fergusons’s Red Brick Picnic lunch hour, 12midday – 1pm, we’re filling our now-solitary morning hours with radio family. Chat room crew, assemble!

A morning blend of mid-20th century delights from the world of Jazz, Blues, Latin, and Caribbean music.



Billie Holiday – Detour Ahead
Buddy DeFranco Quartet – Sonny’s Idea
John Coltrane, Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Burrell, Idrees Suleiman – Eclypso
Annie Ross – Annie’s Lament
Blind Blake – Goombay Drum
James Moody – Tin Tin Deo
Perez Prado – Mambo No. 8
Orquesta Aragon – Tres Lindas Cubanas
Celia Cruz – Sopa En Botella
George Browne – Calypso Mambo
Wilmoth Houdini – Black But Sweet
Lord Executor – I Don’t Know How The Young Men Living
Lord Invader – Yankee Dollar
Sonny Rollins – St. Thomas
Bob Dorough – I Had The Craziest Dream
June Christy – Give Me The Simple Life
Lola Martin – Femme Martinique
Barel Coppet – Vini Vini Missie
Calypso Mama – Yes Yes Yes
Slim Gaillard – Slim’s Jam
Babs Gonzales – Oop Pop A Da
Esquivel – Mucha Muchacha
Monchito and his Mambo Royals – Mambo Schmambo
Curtis Fuller – Oscalypso
Lord Kitchener – No Melda
Jackie Mittoo – Killer Diller
Don Drummond – JFK Memories
Roland Alphonso – President Kennedy
Professor Longhair – Big Chief
Freddy King – Texas Oil
Lonesome Sundown – I’m A Samplin’ Man
Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five – Choo Choo Ch’Boogie
Eddie Jefferson – Take The A Train
Mose Allison – I Ain’t Got Nothing But The Blues
La Playa Sextet – Johnny Guitar
Lord Cobra – Colon Colon

MDR’s Breakfast Club

Chat room crew, assemble!

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