9:30 Coffee Break: Music for All Souls

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

November 2 is All Souls' Day, which, for many Christian religions, is a day of reflection and prayer to remember those who have died, particularly one's relatives and friends. All Souls' Day is associated with All Saints Day on Nov. 1, and its vigil, All Hallows Eve — more widely known by its shortened name, Halloween — on Oct. 31.

The concept of a soul as the essence of a living thing extends to many traditions, and it's certainly a widely referenced concept in music. Many songwriters mention "soul" in lyrics, and of course, there's even a genre of music called soul.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention "soul"? Send us your requests. And if your request is a soul song that mentions "soul," well … extra credit to you.

Thanks to Lanky, a listener in New York, for suggesting this theme!

Songs Played


The Bar-Kays "Soul Finger"
Sam and Dave "Soul Man"
They Might be Giants "Birdhouse In Your Soul"
Spoon "They Want My Soul"
The Music Explosion "Little Bit O' Soul"
Eels "Novocaine For the Soul"
The Doors "Soul Kitchen"
Desmond Dekker "Rudy Got Soul"

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

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