In Your Ear: Baltimore Mayor Jazzes It Up Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon opens her music file for listeners and shares what she's been listening to. Dixon talks about her love for jazz.

In Your Ear: Baltimore Mayor Jazzes It Up

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CHERYL CORLEY, host:

We end our program with our In Your Ear segment. That's where we ask people what music they are listening to.

Today, we ask Baltimore's mayor, Sheila Dixon. Here's what she told us.

(Soundbite of music)

Mayor SHEILA DIXON (Democrat, Baltimore, Maryland): Hi. I'm Mayor Sheila Dixon. We're in Baltimore, down near the harbor.

(Soundbite of music)

Mayor DIXON: I actually listen to contemporary jazz, oldies, like way back oldies kind of music. Well, contemporary jazz most of the time.

(Soundbite of music)

Mayor DIXON: Boney James, I enjoy his music. The only problem is remembering the names of them. I like Roddy(ph).

(Soundbite of music)

Mayor DIXON: When I'm in my office and trying to catch up on paper work, I put on my CDs, and I'm listening to Boney James - particularly, I have a very hectic schedule. And so I turn them on just to kind of get away from, you know, my regular routine, which is very intense.

(Soundbite of music)

Mr. BONEY JAMES (Singer): (Singing) Baby, let's ride, let's move.

Unidentified Group: (Singing) (unintelligible) be inside, we got thing, you'll want to ride. (unintelligible) We ride.

Mr. JAMES: (Singing) Girl, I wanna ride.

Mayor DIXON: And when I'm blasting it is when they know to stay away from the office.

(Soundbite of music)

Mr. JAMES: (Singing) Yeah.

Unidentified Group: (Singing) Tell me (unintelligible). We ride.

Mr. JAMES: (Singing) We ride.

Unidentified Group: (Singing) We ride.

Mr. JAMES: (Singing) We ride. Yeah.

Mayor DIXON: It's the kind of music that helps your mind to wander and think about some really great things.

(Soundbite of music)

CORLEY: That was Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon, telling us what's in her ear.

(Soundbite of music)

CORLEY: Tell us what's in your ear. Go to our blog and let us know what songs have made it to your own heavy play list, and which ones you are just sick of hearing. Just visit our blog at npr.org/tellmemore.

And that's our program for today. I'm Cheryl Corley, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Let's talk more tomorrow.

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