Coffee Break: Minneapolis Sound

A mural of music notes on the side of a building.
The Schmitt Music mural in Minneapolis on Jan. 5, 2021. (Jay Gabler | MPR)

Though he didn't celebrate holidays, it's hard not to think about Prince on the anniversary of his birth. We'd like to honor his legacy today by playing music that showcases the Minneapolis sound.

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, which tracks do you want to hear that evoke the Minneapolis Sound?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

Songs Played

Prince - Computer Blue
Sheila E. - A Love Bizarre
The Jets - Crush On You
Janet Jackson - What Have You Done for Me Lately
Vanity 6 - Bite the Beat
Lipps Inc - Funkytown
The Time - The Bird

Have an idea for a Coffee Break topic? Submit your idea for a future theme and browse past Coffee Breaks in our archive. Or, when you register for a Minnesota Public Radio account, you can send requests via Alexa, too Just say "Alexa, ask The Current to play Song by Artist" e.g. "Alexa, ask The Current to play Left of the Dial by The Replacements."


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