WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2011-03-08 (Mardi Gras, mostly)

“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.

This week’s show fell on Fat Tuesday, so we played maybe slightly more than the usual amount of music from New Orleans as well as some calypso in a nod to Trinidad’s carnival. And a fair smattering of other stuff to keep it fresh.

Note: Next week’s Conference of the Birds will broadcast on Friday morning from 5-7:30 am, not the usual Tuesday. Do not be alarmed.



download program (141MB, 2 hrs 34 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Stanton Moore: “I’ll Fly Away” – Take It To The Street (the Music) (Moore Music)
Keskidee Trio: “Congo Bara” – The Golden Age of Calypso (Buda Musique)
Tito Puente: “Batuka” – Para Los Rumberos (Fania)
Marscha Gee: “Peanut Duck” – One Kiss Can Lead To Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost And Found (Rhino)
The Five Emprees: “Hey Baby” – Little Miss Sad (Arf Arf)
Eddie Bo: “Now Let’s Popeye (Part II)” – Check Mr. Popeye (Rounder)
Spike Anyankor’s Rhythm Aces: “Fabra Mento Bi” – Telephone Lobi: More Giants of Danceband Highlife (Original Music)
Mighty Sparrow: “Drunk & Disorderly” – 16 Carnival Hits (Ice)
The Mahogany Brass Band: “Indians Jumping On Fire” – Kickin’ Some Brass (Shanachie)
Hank Williams: “Jambalaya” – The Ultimate Collection (Mercury Nashville)
Li’l Queenie & the Percolators: “My Darlin’ New Orleans” – Doctors, Professors, Kings & Queens: The Big Ol’ Box of New Orleans (Shout Factory)
The Caresser: “Clear the Way When the Bamboo Play” – The Golden Age of Calypso (Buda Musique)
Small Island Pride: “Mama Loves Mambo” – Calypso Atrocities (Cook)
Da Sha Ra: “Bootin’ Up” – Brass Bands & Mardi Gras Indians (unknown)
Erykah Badu: “Appletree” – Baduizm (Universal)
Nomo: “New Song” – New Tones (Ubiquity)
Ozomatli: “¿Donde Se Fueron?” – Ozomatli (Almo Sounds)
The Streets: “Lets Push Things Forward” – Original Pirate Material (Vice Records)
Precious Bryant: “My Babe” – The Truth (Terminus)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee: “Get Right, Church” – Just a Closer Walk With Thee (Fantasy/Original Blues Classics)
Treme Brass Band: “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” – Kickin’ Some Brass (Shanachie)
The Roots: “Pass the Popcorn (Revisited)” – Home Grown! The Beginner’s Guide to Understanding The Roots, Volume 2 (Okayplayer)
Sonny Okosuns: “Adessua” – Continental Drift (Sea Never Dry)
Galactic: “Tuff Love (featuring Trombone Shorty)” – From the Corner to the Block (Anti-)
Charlie Feathers: “Deep Elm Blues” – Get With It: Essential Recordings (1954-1969) (Revenant)
Robert Parker: “Barefootin'” – Island 40, Vol. 2: 1964-1969 — Rhythm and Blues Beat (Island)
Jackie Wilson: “Higher and Higher” – Higher & Higher (Brunswick)
Dr. John: “Mama Roux” – Gris-Gris (Atco)
Curtis Hasselbring, Chris Speed, Trevor Dunn, John Hollenbeck: “The Infinite Infiniteness of Infinity” – The New Mellow Edwards (Skirl)
The Soul of the City: “City Soul” – City Soul & Diagonal Street Blues (Jo’ Burg)
Los Holy’s: “Sueño sicodélico” – Back to Peru, Vol. 2 (Vampisoul)
Equator Sound: “Wano Tulimuba” – The Kampala Sound (Original Music)
Art Neville: “Cha-Dooky Doo” – His Specialty Recordings: 1956-1958 (Specialty)
Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias: “Meet De Boys on the Battlefront” – Super Sunday Showdown (Rounder)
Soul Rebels Brass Band: “Flowing & Flying” – Brass Bands & Mardi Gras Indians (unknown)
Young Guardians of the Flame: “New Way Pocky Way” – Brass Bands & Mardi Gras Indians (unknown)
Roaring Lion: “J’ouvert Barrio” – The Golden Age of Calypso (Buda Musique)