9:30 Coffee Break: Calling an Audible

Coffee Break
What songs do you want to hear for today's coffee break? (MPR Graphic / Tracy Kompelien)

When music is performed live, it's not uncommon for a singer to give a shout-out to an instrumentalist just before that player enters the song or performs a solo. It's exciting, it often fits the arrangement well, and it draws the audience's attention to a performer or to a specific part of a song.

As it happens, there are a lot of studio tracks that capture the excitement of that element of live performance, where a singer or bandleader will call out to an instrumentalist or to a section of instruments.

So for today's Coffee Break, let's hear some songs that involve calling an audible. What songs do you want to hear that feature a singer or bandleader giving an audible cue to an instrumentalist or section? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


James Brown "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine"
Janelle Monae "Cold War"
The Darkness "I Believe in a Thing Called Love"
Sly and the Family Stone "Dance to the Music"
DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince "Summertime"
Pearl Jam "Yellow Ledbetter"

Do you deserve a Coffee Break? We at The Current's Morning Show think you do, and we want to bring treats from Morningstar Coffee and Café Latté to your workplace. Let us know why you'd like a Coffee Break.


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