WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2010-09-28

“Conference of the Birds” is my weekly radio program on WNUR-FM. It airs on Tuesdays from 5-7:30 am Chicago time (UTC-5). And, of course, when technology cooperates, you can just come here for the archives. You can subscribe to the podcast with this URL. You can also see one jumbo list of my past playlists (back to 9/2008 when WNUR started online playlists), for easier searching.

I think today’s show came out pretty well. It starts off in a pretty cohesive gospel/soul vein, and yet somehow it seemed reasonable to play fIREHOSE and Lambchop. Later, in recognition of the very distinct turn of Chicago weather, we consider “Autumn Leaves” three different ways.


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Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)

Troy Ramey & the Soul Searchers: “I Can’t Stop Holdin’ On” – It’s Jesus Ya’ll: Soulful Sound of Nashboro Gospel (Nashboro)
C& the Shells: “You Are the Circus” – Beg, Scream & Shout!: The Big Ol’ Box Of 60’s Soul (Rhino)
Clarence Wheeler & the Enforcers: “Right On” – What It Is! Funky Soul And Rare Grooves (1967-1977) (Rhino)
The Soul Stirrers: “Resting Easy” – None But the Righteous: Chess Gospel (Chess)
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers: “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?” – The Doo-Wop Box (Rhino)
Nomo: “Hand and Mouth” – New Tones (Ubiquity)
Jae’s Soul: “Sintonía en Soul” – Sensacional Soul, Vol. 2 (Vampi Soul)
Huey Smith & the Clowns: “Chitt’lins” – Unreleased single (Ace)
Memphis Jug Band: “Cocaine Habit Blues” – Ruckus Juice & Chitlins, Vol. 1: The Great Jug Bands (Yazoo)
Tommy & Cleve: “Boogaloo Baby” – Chitown Hustlers (Funky 16 Corners)
Stuff Smith: “Old Joe’s Hittin’ the Jug” – Chronological Classics Sampler (Chronological Classics)
fIREHOSE: “Honey, Please” – If’n (SST)
Os Kiezos: “Princeza Rita” – Angola 70’s: 1974-1978 (Buda Musique)
Rubinho e Mauro Assumpção: “Os Olhos” – Perfeitamente, Justamente Quando Cheguei (Tapecar/Discos Mariposa)
Lambchop: “Grumpus” – Nixon (Merge)
Thu Zahina: “Es Ce Que Olingi Ngai?” – Coup de Chapeau: The New Wave Hits Kinshasa, 1969-1974 (RetroAfric)
The Funkees: “Akula Owu Onyeara” – Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-76 (Soundway)
Niney: “Blood & Fire” – “Tighten Up” Box Set (Trojan)
Joe Liggins and the Honeydrippers: “Going Back to New Orleans” – Creole Kings of New Orleans (Specialty)
Benny Goodman Sextet featuring Charlie Christian: “Till Tom Special” – The Genius of the Electric Guitar (Columbia)
John Kirby: “Wondering Where” – John Kirby and His Orchestra 1941-1943 (Chronological Classics)
Mamie Galore: “Special Agent 34-24-38” – Chitown Hustlers (Funky 16 Corners)
Cyril Neville: “Gossip” – What It Is! Funky Soul And Rare Grooves (1967-1977) (Rhino)
Tom Zé: “Ogodô, Ano 2000” – Brazil Classics 5: The Hips Of Tradition (Luaka Bop)
Young Tiger: “Calypso Be” – London Is The Place For Me Vol 2 – Calypso & Kwela, Highlife & Jazz From Young Black London (Honest Jon’s)
The Greenbriar Boys: “Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight” – Friends of Old Time Music: The Folk Arrival 1961 – 1965 (Smithsonian Folkways)
Apollo Sunshine: “Today is the Day (Clean Version)” – Apollo Sunshine (Spin Art)
Mongo Santamaria: “Feelin’ Alright” – Skin on Skin (Rhino)
Stevie Wonder: “Sugar” – Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Motown)
Medeski, Martin & Wood: “Syeeda’s Song Flute” – It’s a Jungle In Here (Rykodisc)
Alvin Batiste: “Banjo Noir” – Late (Sony)
Duke Ellington: “Autumn Leaves” – Indigos (Columbia)
Fred Lonberg-Holm: “Autumn Leaves” – A Valentine for Fred Katz (Atavistic)
Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt: “Autumn Leaves” – Prime Cuts (Verve)
Abdel Gadir Salim: “Mal Wa Ihtagab” – Blues in Khartoum (Harmonia Mundi)
Ahmed Abdul-Malik: “Communication” – Jazz Sounds of Africa (Prestige)

One thought on “WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2010-09-28

  1. This was a great show, just what I needed to get me through a really intense couple of hours at the office first thing this morning. Thanks!

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