WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2009-09-15

“Conference of the Birds” is my weekly radio program on WNUR-FM.  It airs on Tuesdays from 5-7:30 am Chicago time (UTC-6). And, of course, when technology cooperates, you can just come here for the archives.

No big stories about this week’s show.  I played a lot of stuff I brought in from home, but also really liked the Steve Swell Trio tune, which hadn’t really registered with me on the first listen. Also cool was the ROVA track from their 1983 tour behind the Iron Curtain.  Apparently there was a documentary made–does anyone know if it’s reasonably available now?

complete program (144 MB, 2 hrs 37 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Joseph Spence: “Brownskin Gal” – The Complete Folkways Recordings (1958) (Smithsonian Folkways)
The Golden Gate Quartet: “Dipsy Doodle” – Travelin’ Shoes (RCA/Bluebird)
Kevin O’Donnell’s Quality Six: “Red Boa” – Heretic Blues (Delmark)
Mark Feldman/Erik Friedlander/Greg Cohen: “Rokhev” – Bar Kokhba (Tzadik)
Os Mutantes: “Panis et circensis” – Os Mutantes (Polygram)
Roy C: “Shotgun Wedding” – Island 40, Vol. 2: 1964-1969 — Rhythm and Blues Beat (Island)
Johnny Dyani Quartet: “Angolian Cry” – Angolian Cry (Steeplechase)
Corey Wilkes & Abstrakt Pulse: “Levitation” – Cries from Tha Ghetto (Pi)
The Respect Sextet: “Angels and Demons at Play” – Sirius Respect: The Respect Sextet play the music of Sun Ra and Stockhausen (Mode/Avant)
Archie Shepp: “Solitude/Steam” – Steam (Inner City)
Atomic School Days: “Fort Funston” – Distil (Okkadisk)
Roosevelt Graves and Brother: “Woke Up This Morning” – How Can I Keep From Singing, vol 1 (Yazoo)
Blind Arvella Gray: “John Henry” – The Singing Drifter (Conjur)
HAR-YOU Percussion Group: “Barretts Bag” – Sounds of the Ghetto Youth (ESP-Disk)
Kalle-Roger/Rochereau/Orchestre Africa Jazz: “Afrika Mokili Mobimba” – Africa Dances (Original Music)
Detroit Emeralds: “Rosetta Stone” – The Westbound Sound of Detroit: Sensational Motor City Groups 1969-1975 (Westbound)
Northwoods Improvisers: “Two Worlds” – Northwoods Improvisers (Lightning Darkness)
Steve Swell/Rob Brown/Daniel Levin: “Airtight” – Planet Dream (Clean Feed)
Julius Hemphill Sextet: “Three-step” – Fat Man and the Hard Blues (Black Saint)
ROVA: “The Throes” – Saxophone Diplomacy (Hat Art)
Igbal Jogi and Party: “Lorau (A Folk Tune Popular in the Desert Regions)” – Authentic Music of the Snake Charmers of India (Legacy International)
Gato Barbieri: “Obsession No. 2” – In Search of the Mystery (ESP Disk)

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