WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2011-06-21

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Again, with the gospel! Into soul divas, some afrofunk, a Jamaican nod to James Bond, two calypsonians present alternate views of the emergence of bebop,  a brief dalliance with traditional musics of Southeast Asia,two non-Toussaint takes on Allen Toussaint’s “Get Out of My Life Woman,” the Go! Team, and then just a bunch of jazz to round it out. Oh, and an 18 minute Nigerian highlife jam.



download program (142MB, 2 hrs 36 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Fern Jones: “By and By” – The Glory Road (Numero Group)
Corey Harris & Henry Butler: “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel” – Vu-Du Menz (Alligator)
Mavis Staples: “99 1/2 Won’t Do” – We’ll Never Turn Back (Anti-)
Aretha Franklin: “(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone” – Beg, Scream & Shout: the Big Ol’ Box of 60’s Soul (Rhino)
Betty Wright: “Clean Up Woman” – The Legendary Henry Stone’s Hidden Treasures (Henry Stone Music)
Jeanne & the Darlings: “Soul Girl” – The Complete Stax/Volt Singles: 1959-1968 (Atlantic)
Loleatta Holloway: “Bring it on Up” – Get Your Lie Straight: Red-hot grooves from Galaxy Records, 1968-1972 (Galaxy/BGP)
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: “Just Dropped In to See What Condition My Condition Was In” – Hot Funky & Sweaty: The Sound of Heavy Soul & Funk Today (Heavy Soul)
The Hykkers: “I Want a Break Thru'” – Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-76 (Soundway)
Blo: “Scandi Boogie” – Chapters, Steps & Phases (LT&T)
Banda União Black: “Black Rio” – Banda União Black (Vampi Soul)
Pizzicato Five: “Twiggy Twiggy [Twiggy vs. James Bond]” – Made in USA (Matador)
Roland Alphonso: “James Bond” – Intensified: Original Ska 1966-1968 (Island)
The Upsetters: “Thunderball” – The Upsetter (Trojan)
Desmond Dekker: “007 (Shanty Town)” – Rockin’ Steady: The Best of Desmond Dekker (Rhino)
Young Tiger: “Calypso Be” – London Is The Place For Me Vol 2 – Calypso & Kwela, Highlife & Jazz From Young Black London (Honest Jon’s)
Lord Kitchener: “Kitch’s Bebop of Calypso” – London Is The Place For Me: Trinidadian Calypso In London, 1950-56 (Honest Jon’s)
Zuhura & Zein Musical Party: “Mpenzi Azizi” – Zanzibara, Vol. 2: Golden Years Of Mombasa Taarab (Buda)
Thao Vong And Thao Som: “Melodies for Two Khenes [3]” – Anthology Of World Music: The Music Of Laos (Rounder Select)
Vietnam Imperial Orchestra of Hue: “Ru Con Nam Bo (Nam Bo Lullaby)” – The Music of Vietnam, 1.1 (Celestial Harmonies)
The Coctails: “Wet Suit” – The Early Hi-Ball Years (Carrot Top)
Charles Mingus: “Hora Decubitis” – Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (Impulse)
Johnny Dyani Quartet: “Dedicated to Mingus” – Mbizo (Steeplechase)
Trio Clusone: “New Shoes” – Clusone 3 (Ramboy)
Marty Ehrlich: “Erica” – News on the Rail (Palmetto)
Reverend Charlie Jackson: “Morning Train” – God’s Got It: Legendary Booker & Jackson Singles (Casequarter)
Grasella Oliphant: “Get Out of My Life, Woman” – What It Is! Funky Soul And Rare Grooves (Rhino)
The Leaves: “Get Out of My Life, Woman” – Majestic Coal Chute, No. 2 (Liquid Dilemma)
The Go! Team: “Ladyflash (live @ KEXP)” – Song of the Day #35 (KEXP)
Gerry Mulligan: “News from Blueport” – What Is There to Say? (Columbia)
The Vandermark Five: “Careen (for Jackie Chan)” – Single Piece Flow (Atavistic)
Hotel X: “Disappearing” – A Random History of the Avant-Groove (SST)
Elements of the 7th: “Astro Nugget” – Rhythm Process = 2x(y)+3 (Quadrophonic)
Dan Satch Opara: “Ihe Eji Aku Eme” – Heavy on the Highlife! (Original Music)