WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2011-06-28

“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 (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 my friend Mark took advantage of a change in his regular schedule to come in and hang out in the studio, which was great fun. He gets credit for the set from Joe Pass to Burning Spear.  Otherwise, there were not many clever themes or gimmicks, but nevertheless a nice and diverse sampling of sounds



download program (138MB, 2 hrs 30 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Sean Bergin, Ernst Reijseger: “Yakal N’Komo (A young bull crying for his mother)” – Mistakes (BVHaast)
Lemmy “Special” Mabuse: “Kwela Blues” – Township Jazz ‘n Jive (Music Club)
Isaya Mwinamo: “Lipa Kodi Ya City Council” – Before Benga, Vol. 2: The Nairobi Sound (Original Music)
Barney Bigard and his Jazzopators: “Caravan” – Duke Ellington: Back Room Romp (Portrait)
Orkes Kroncong Mutiara: “Langgam Di Bawa Sinar Bulan Purnama” – Music of Indonesia 20: Indonesian Guitars (Smithsonian Folkways)
Django Reinhardt: “Viper’s Dream” – Djangologie/USA Vol 2 (Drg)
Oscar Wright and Eugene Wright: “Protecting the Innocent” – The Art of Old-Time Mountain Music (Rounder)
Dock Boggs: “Country Blues” – Anthology of American Folk Music (Smithsonian Folkways)
Eric Dolphy: “South Street Exit” – Last Date (Fontana)
Antonio Carlos Jobim: “Children’s Games” – Stone Flower (CTI)
Eumir Deodato: “Baubles, Bangles and Beads” – Prelude (CTI)
Curtis Mayfield: “Check Out Your Mind” – Curtis/Live! (Rhino)
Duke Ellington: “Track 360” – Blues in Orbit (Columbia)
Dyke and the Blazers: “We Got More Soul” – We Got More Soul – The Ultimate Broadway Funk (Beat Goes Public)
The In Crowd: “Mango Walk” – Darker than Blue: Soul from Jamdown (Blood and Fire)
The Budos Band: “Budos Theme” – The Budos Band (Daptone)
Maya Angelou: “Mambo in Africa” – Miss Calypso (Scamp)
Red Baraat: “Chaal Baby” – Chaal Baby (CD Baby)
Purna das Baul: “Ja Lolite Anga Kushum Tule” – Bauls of Bengal (Cramworld)
Joe Pass: “Blues for Alican” – The Best of Joe Pass (Pablo)
Ralph Towner: “Nardis” – Solo Concert (ECM)
Los Lobos: “Estoy Sentado Aquí” – La pistola y el corazón (Slash)
Muddy Waters: “The Same Thing” – Folk Singer (Chess)
Burning Spear: “Mother” – Ultimate Collection (Hip-o)
Linton Kwesi Johnson: “Di Black Petty Booshwah” – Live in Concert with the Dub Band (LKJ)
Parliament: “Unfunky UFO” – Mothership Connection (Casablanca)
Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indian Band: “Handa Wanda” – New Orleans Funk (Soul Jazz)
Steinski: “It’s A Funky Thing Pt. 1 (Special Feature Mix)” – What Does It All Mean? – 1983-2006 Retrospective (Illegal Art)
Johnny Otis: “Signifyin Monkey” – Watts Funky (Beat Goes Public)
Stars of Virginia: “Wade in the Water” – Disturb My Soul (Chalice)
Orchestre Makassy: “Mosese pt. 1 & 2”– Collected Works 1978-1982 (unknown)
Tito Puente & Vicentico Valdés: “Mambolero” – The Complete 78’s, Vol. 1 (Fania)
Dizzy Gillespie & Machito: “Pensativo” – Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods (Original Jazz Classics)
Steam: “Correlative Amnesia” – Real Time (Eighth Day Music)
Daniel Lanois: “Jolie Louise” – Acadie (Opal)