9:30 Coffee Break: Melodica Songs

Jon Batiste performs on the melodica
Jon Batiste performs on the melodica with his "The Stay Human Band" at the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on August 1, 2015. (Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images)

Last night, CBS's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert made its debut. Audience member Sanjay Chhabra from New Jersey attended the taping of the first show. "Stephen Colbert was on point," Chhabra said. "I mean he was prepped, ready to go. He's off to a pretty fantastic start."

Jon Batiste is the new bandleader of Colbert's show. Fronting his group Stay Human, Batiste plays piano and melodica. Sometimes called a "key flute," the melodica has a musical keyboard on top, and is played by blowing air through a mouthpiece that fits into a hole in the side of the instrument.

Because there are a lot of songs that feature melodica, let's celebrate Jon Batiste and the melodica by spotlighting those songs.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature melodica? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


Billy Preston "Will it Go Round in Circles"
Gorillaz "Clint Eastwood"
The Kinks "Sunny Afternoon"
The Band "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"
Money Mark "Three O'Clock"
Bob Marley and the Wailers "Sun is Shining"

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