WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2011-10-25

“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 once again see one jumbo list of my past playlists (back to 9/2008 when WNUR started online playlists), for easier searching.)

Conference of the Birds is back, after some travel and some technical difficulties! I definitely made this one up as I went. I think it worked out OK. (We’ve been having some problems with the station’s playlist server, so I realize now that I doubled up a few songs from my last show, but hopefully that isn’t too annoying. Also, in reference to Charlie Parr’s “Jail Hooch Blues,” I encourage you to listen to Sherman “O.T.” Powell’s Moth podcast story, “Cocktails in Attica”)



download program (143MB, 2 hrs 37 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Harrison Bankhead Sextet: “Chicago Senorita” – Morning Sun, Harvest Moon (Engine)
Spaceways Incorporated: “Red Hot Mama/Super Stupid” – Thirteen Cosmic Standards By Sun Ra & Funkadelic (Atavistic)
Funkadelic: “Super Stupid” – Maggot Brain (Westbound)
Trombone Shorty: “Buckjump” – For True (Verve Forecast)
The Original Flavor Unit: “Flavor Unit Assassination Squad” – The Original Flavor Unit (Ol’ Skool Flava)
Brian Eno: “Baby’s On Fire” – Here Come the Warm Jets (E.G. Records)
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou: “Gbeti Madjiro” – African Scream Contest: Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds From Benin & Togo 70s (Analog Africa)
Morogoro Jazz Band: “Nimechoka” – Zanzibara – 3: Ujamaa – The 1960s Sound Of Tanzania (Buda Musique)
Fadhili William & the Black Shadows: “Hakuna Mwingine” – Before Benga, vol. 2: The Nairobi Sound (Original Music)
Thelonious Monk: “Bemsha Swing” – Brilliant Corners (Riverside)
Helene Smith: “Thrills and Chills” – Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label (Numero Group)
Carleen & the Groovers: “Can We Rap” – Keb Darge’s Legendary Deep Funk, Vol. 2 (BBE)
Jay Mitchell & the Mitchellites: “I Am the Man for You Baby” – Cult Cargo: Grand Bahama Goombay (Numero Group)
Bill Coday: “Let Me Be Your Handy Man” – Get Your Lie Straight: A Galaxy of Funky Soul (BGP)
Cornershop: “Heavy Soup” – Handcream for a Generation (V2)
Desmond Dekker: “Israelites” – Island 40, Vol. 2: 1964-1969 – the Rhythm ‘n Blues Beat (Island)
The Congos: “Sodom and Gomorrow” – Heart of the Congos (Blood and Fire)
Ken Boothe: “Is It Because I’m Black?” – Darker than Blue: Soul from Jamdown (Blood and Fire)
Modill: “Have Fun” – web-only (E.V. Productions)
Merle Haggard: “Life in Prison” – I’m a Lonesome Fugitive (Capitol)
Charlie Parr: “Jail Hooch Blues” – Backslider (self-released)
Boubacar Traoré: “Adieu Peirrette” – Think Global: West Africa Unwired (World Music Network)
Corey Harris: “Mr. Turner” – Mississippi to Mali (Rounder)
M. Ward: “Poor Boy, Minor Key” – Transfiguration of Vincent (Merge)
Alice Russell: “Lights Went Out” – Pot of Gold (EXCQ)
Roscoe Mitchell & the Note Factory: “Count Off” – Song for My Sister (Pi)
Rob Reddy’s Gift Horse: “The Unnamable” – A Hundred Jumping Devils (Reddy Music )
Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica: “Thor’s Arrival” – Third River Rangoon (Tiki)
Muhal Richard Abrams: “Blues Forever” – Blues Forever (Black Saint)
Ogorusu Norihide: “4” – Humour (Study And I) (Carpark)
Superagua: “Stylish” – The Rough Guide to Brazilian Electronica (Rough Guide)
George Gruntz: “Main Theme Version Y” – Mental Cruelty (Unheard Music Series/Atavistic)
Arthur Russell: “Instrumentals, Vol 1 (part 7)” – First Thought, Best Thought (Audika)
Ronnie Boykins: “The Will Come, Is Now” – The Will Come, Is Now (ESP Disk)