WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2011-11-01

“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.)

Enjoy the post-Halloween sugar rush with this week’s show, in which the first hour is dedicated to the sweet stuff, including one case where the trick was on me! Then a few canciones para el día de los muertos, and then some stuff that I just felt like playing.



download program (143MB, 2 hrs 36 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Big Maybelle: “Candy” – Blues, Candy and Big Maybelle (Savoy)
Django Reinhardt: “Sugar” – Djangologie USA Vol 2 (DRG)
Mississippi John Hurt: “Candy Man Blues” – The Greatest Songsters: Complete Works (1927-1929) (Document)
Arsenio Rodriguez: “Daddy Give Me Candy” – Arsenio Dice (Tico)
Ry-Co Jazz: “Blue Sugar” – Bon Voyage!! (Honest Jon’s)
Grupo Fantasma: “Chocolate” – Comes Alive (Aire Sol)
Pello Afrokan: “Iliana Quiere Chocolate” – Bailar con Cuba (Blue Jackel)
Melody Makers & the Wailers: “Sugar Pie” – Reggae Sunsplash ’81 (Elektra)
New Edition: “Candy Girl” – Candy Girl (Streetwise)
Wilson Pickett: “Sugar Sugar” – A Man and a Half (Atlantic)
Shuggie Otis: “Sugar” – In Session: Great Rhythm & Blues (Cleopatra)
Ney Matogrosso: “Açucar Candy” – Água do Céu-Pássaro (Continental)
The Congos: “Noah Sugar Pan” – Heart of the Congos (Blood and Fire)
Woody Guthrie: “Little Sugar” – Songs to Grow On for Mother and Child (Smithsonian Folkways)
Sol Hoopii: “When My Sugar Walks Down the Street” – Sol Hoopii in Hollywood (Grass Skirt)
Taj Mahal: “Candy Man” – Giant Step (Columbia)
Rodriguez: “Sugar Man” – Cold Fact (Light In The Attic)
Johnny Cash: “Ain’t No Grave” – American VI: Ain’t No Grave (American)
Grateful Dead: “Death Don’t Have No Mercy” – Two from the Vault (Arista)
Bessie Jones: “O Death” – Southern Journey, Vol. 12: Georgia Sea Islands – Biblical Songs And Spirituals (Rounder Select)
Bauhaus: “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” – Press Eject and Give Me the Tape (Beggars Banquet)
Bill Withers: “Better Off Dead” – Live at Carnegie Hall (Sony)
Geminis: “A Friend of Mine” – One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found (Rhino)
Yvonne Fair: “Say Yeah Yeah” – James Brown’s Original Funky Divas (Polydor)
Keletigui: “Sax Parade” – African Salsa (Frochot)
Lou Donaldson: “The Humpback” – Mr. Shing-a-Ling (Blue Note)
Herbie Hancock: “Spider” – Secrets (Columbia)
Mahmoud Ahmed: “Etu Gela” – Ethiopiques 19: Alemye (Buda Musique)
Bella Bellow: “Dasi Ko” – Continental Drift (Sea Never Dry)
William Parker: “Freddie’s Dead” – The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield Live in Rome (Rai Trade)
Joan Jenrenaud: “Hopper” – Pop-Pop (Deconet)
Diedre Murray/Fred Hopkins: “Zebra Walk” – Stringology (Black Saint)
The Microscopic Septet: “Worry Later” – Friday the Thirteenth: The Micros Play Monk (Cuneiform)