WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2011-01-04

“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. You can subscribe to the podcast with this URL (click here to subscribe in iTunes). You can also see one jumbo list of my past playlists (back to 9/2008 when WNUR started online playlists), for easier searching.

Welcome to the “best year ever!” I’m pretty pleased with this as an opening salvo for a new year of Conference of the Birds, and I hope you enjoy it as well.


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Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
The Qualities: “Happy New Year To You” – Sun Ra: The Singles (Evidence)
Los Zafiros: “Bossa Cubana” – Bossa Cubana (World Circuit)
De Wayon: “Nalekaki Na Nzela” – Roots of Rumba Rock: Congo Classics 1953-55 (Crammed)
Young Tiger: “African Dream” – London Is The Place For Me 4: African Dreams & The Piccadilly High Life (Honest Jons)
Lecuona Cuban Boys: “Rumba Internacionale” – Congas And Rumbas From The Unforgettable Band (YOYO USA)
Fredy Jumbo et son ensemble: “Le Wa Di Wa Wa Ou” – Swing Caraïbe, Caribbean Jazz Pioneers In Paris (1929-1946) (Frémeaux & Associés)
Django Reinhardt: “Improvisation Of The First Movement Of The Concerto In D Minor By J.S. Bach” – Djangologie/USA Vol 2 (Drg)
Lord Cobra: “Colón Colón” – Panama! 3 Calypso Panameño, Guajira Jazz & Cumbia Típica on the Isthmus 1960–75 (Soundway)
Balla et Ses Balladins: “Sakhodougou” – African Serenades Vol. 1 (Matsuli Music)
Oriental Brothers International: “Uwamwesi Special” – Heavy on the Highlife: Nigeria’s Dr. Sir Warrior & the Oriental Brothers International (Original)
Sly & the Family Stone: “Thank You For Talking To Me Africa” – There’s A Riot Goin’ On (Epic)
Impact All Stars: “Extraordinary Version” – Forward The Bass: Dub From Randy’s, 1972-1975 (Blood & Fire)
The Wailers: “400 Years” – Catch a Fire (Island)
Hortense Ellis: “Woman of the Ghetto” – Impact! Reggae, Funk & Soul From Impact! & Randy’s Records (Soul Jazz)
Toots & the Maytals: “Bla Bla Bla” – Sweet & Dandy (Trojan/Jetset)
Reminder: “As Its Falling” – Continuum (Eastern Developments Music)
Poets of Rhythm: “Discern/Define” – Discern/Define (Quannum Projects)
Thievery Corporation: “Meu Destino (My Destiny)” – The Richest Man in Babylon (Eighteenth Street)
Stereolab: “Vonal Declosion” – Margerine Eclipse (Elektra)
Funkadelic: “Red Hot Mama” – Standing on the Verge of Getting It On (Westbound)
Erykah Badu: “Certainly” – Live (Universal)
Billie Holiday with Lester Young: “I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me” – Lady Day & Prez 1937-1941 (Giants Of Jazz)
Billie Holiday: “I Get Along Without You Very Well” – Lady in Satin (Columbia)
Tulip Sweet & Her Trail of Tears: “Good Morning Boyfriend” – Stuck on AM 3: Live from Radio K (1999–2001) (KUOM)
Maestro Subgum and the Whole: “Tattoos Are How You Tell” – At The Wart Hog Museum (Fot)
University of Accra, Ghana Post Office: “Canceling Stamps” – Worlds of Music (Cengage Learning)
Melvin Jackson: “Funky Doo” – Funky Skull (Dusty Groove)
Chuck Carbo: “Can I Be Your Squeeze” – Canyon Records #47 (7″) (Canyon)
Ralph “Soul” Jackson: “Matchbox” – Birmingham Sound: Soul of Neal Hemphill Vol. 2 (Rabbit Factory)
The Rappers: “Krunchberry Beast” – Keb Darge’s Legendary Deep Funk, Vol. 2 (BBE)
Universal Congress Of: “Blues Minor” – The Eleventh Hour Shine-On (Enemy)
John Coltrane: “Blues Minor” – The Complete Africa/Brass Sessions (Impulse)
John Zorn, George Lewis, Bill Frisell: “Blue Minor I” – News for Lulu (Hat Jazz)
Carla Bley: “Song Sung Long” – Dinner Music (ECM)
Ted Sirota’s Rebel Souls: “This is a Takeover” – Breeding Resistance (Delmark)
The Paragons: “The Tide is High” – Island 40, Vol. 2: 1964-1969 — Rhythm and Blues Beat (Island)
Talking Heads: “The Book I Read” – Demos (CBS)
Panaswing: “Me Lo Dijo Una Gitana” – Panama! 3 Calypso Panameño, Guajira Jazz & Cumbia Típica on the Isthmus 1960–75 (Soundway)
Ali Hassan Kuban: “Henna” – Walk Like a Nubian (Piranha)
Bessie Jones: “Yonder Comes Day (New Year Shout)” – The Long Road to Freedom: An Anthology of Black Music (Buddha)

2 thoughts on “WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2011-01-04

  1. That’s a heck of a lineup – talk about varied tastes. You don’t see tunes like these together very often. Thanks.

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