WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2011-07-12

“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.

Something went wrong with the automated archiver again this week. Once again, it wasn’t too hard for me to reconstruct an audio file containing the music that was played in the order it was played, but my announcements and chatter are lost to eternity. You’ll get by just fine without that, although in some cases it may make the transitions seem even more abrupt. Or that could just be the Naked City track, ’cause that’s how they roll.



download program (116MB, 2 hrs 24 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Five Fingers of Funk: “Comin’ Out the Cellar” – Slap Me Five (Ho Made Media)
Rebirth Brass Band: “Feel Like Funkin’ It Up (Live Street Mix)” – Treme: Music from the HBO Original Series (Geffen Records)
James Brown: “Funky Drummer (The Original Tambourine Mix)” – Soul Pride: The Instrumentals (1960-1969) (Polydor)
Burning Spear: “Fire Down Below” – Fire Down Below: Scorchers from Studio One (Heartbeat/Studio One)
Lord Panama and the Stickers: “Fire Down Below” – Panama! 3 Calypso Panameño, Guajira Jazz & Cumbia Típica on the Isthmus 1960–75 (Soundway)
Ted Curson: “Fire Down Below” – Ted Curson Plays Fire Down Below (Fantasy Records)
Conjunto 7 de Ouros: “Só Balanço” – Impacto (Polydor)
Luiz Bonfa: “Sincopado Triste” – Le Roi de la Bossa Nova (Sunny Side)
Caetano Veloso: “Clarice” – Caetano Veloso (1968) (Philips)
Zaiko Langa-Langa: “Bomwana” – Zaire – Ghana (RetroAfric)
Nuta Jazz Band: “Mpenzi Nakukanya” – Zanzibara 3: Ujamaa — The 1960s Sound Of Tanzania (Buda Musique)
Fadhili Williams Mdawida: “Shika Jembe” – 1963-1967 (Music Copyright Society of Kenya)
Andre Williams: “Mean Jean” – “Rompin Rumbas” A New Kind Of Mambo Vol. 1 (Twilight Zone)
Rufus Thomas: “Willy Nilly” – The Complete Stax-Volt Singles (Stax)
Pointer Sisters: “Going Down Slowly” – Steppin’ (Blue Thumb Records)
Cortez Greer: “Da Da Dee Dee Da” – The Birmingham Sound; The Soul of Neal Hemphill Vol. 1 (Rabbit Factory)
Sly & the Family Stone: “I Ain’t Got Nobody (For Real)” – Dance to the Music (Columbia)
Big Maybelle: “I Ain’t Got Nobody” – Blues, Candy & Big Maybelle (Savoy)
Fats Waller: “I Ain’t Got Nobody” – 1935 (Chronological Classics)
Cliff Edwards: “I Ain’t Got Nobody” – Sprigs Of Time: 78s From The EMI Archive (Honest Jons)
Big Bill Broonzy: “Bill Bailey” – Sings Folk Songs (Smithsonian Folkways)
Ray Charles: “Blue Moon of Kentucky” – Ray Charles: The Complete Country & Western Recordings 1959-1986 (Rhino)
Hank Penny: “Alabama Jubilee” – Crazy Rhythm: The Standard Transcriptions (Bloodshot Records)
Naked City: “Party Girl” – Radio (Avant)
Carla Bley: “Ad Infinitum” – Dinner Music (ECM)
Never Enough Hope: “Grant Park” – The Gift Economy (Contraphonic)
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: “Fuller Love” – Keystone 3 (Concord)
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble: “Central Square” – Year of the Snake (Innova)
Indigo Trio: “Beloved’s Reflection” – Anaya (Rogueart)
Richard Crandell: “Eleven” – Mbira Magic (Tzadik)
Red Norvo/Tal Farlow/Charles Mingus: “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” – The Savoy Sessions (Savoy)