WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2011-11-15

“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.)

Lots of odds and ends this week, but also a healthy dose of music from the finally-delivered-unto-me “Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio”, a beautiful 3-disc set from Numero chronicling the output of… well, the title says it all. Here are some write-ups about the project:

I also left on a bonus Orchestre Poly-Rythmo track from the beginning of Stephen’s show (not listed below) just because… why not? It’s Poly-Rythmo!



download program (139MB, 2 hrs 32 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Unspecified: “Gamelan Gong Sekaha Sadha Budaya” – Music of Bali: Gamelan and Kecak (Nonesuch)
Das Racist: “hahahaha jk?” – Sit Down, Man (Mad Decent / Greedhead / Mishka)
Pato Banton: “Don’t Sniff Coke” – Never Give In (Greensleeves)
Brother Bill: “Wha’s Happ’nin?” – Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio (Numero Group)
Eddie & the Ant Hill Mob: “I’m a Number Runner” – Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio (Numero Group)
Bo & the Metros: “Moving On” – Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio (Numero Group)
Creations Unlimited: “Chrystal Illusion” – Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio (Numero Group)
Gospel Fabulators: “Read It in the Bible” – Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio (Numero Group)
Unknown: “Never Let You Go” – Boddie Bonus Disc (Numero Group)
Raphael Saddiq: “Keep Marchin’” – The Way I See It (Sony)
Booker T & the MGs: “Boot-Leg” – The Complete Stax/Volt Singles (Stax)
Monguito Santamaria: “Work Out” – Hey Sister (Vampi Soul)
Jimmy Smith: “Blues for Del” – Jimmy Smith’s Finest Hour (Verve)
The Pilgrim Jubilee Singers of Chicago, Illinois: “If You Don’t Mind” – The Old Ship of Zion (Mobile Fidelity)
Rev. Johnson A.: “Run Children Run” – 1950’s Gospel Classics (Document)
Mickey & Sylvia: “No Good Lover” – Lux & Ivy’s Favorites, vol. 3 (the hive mind)
Reparata & the Delrons: “Saturday Night Didn’t Happen” – Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found: One Kiss Can Lead to Another (Rhino)
Chicha Libre: “Six Pieds Sous Terre” – Sonido Amazonico (Barbes)
Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos: “Baile Baile Baile” – Muy Divertido (Atlantic)
Joyce Williams: “The First Thing I Do In the Morning” – Eccentric Soul: the Nickel & Penny Labels (Numero Group)
Merry Clayton: “Southern Man” – Merry Clayton (Ode)
Oumou Sangare: “Iyo Djeli” – Seya (Nonesuch)
Daudi Kabaka & George Agade: “Western Shilo” – Beyond Benga, vol. 2: The Nairobi Sound (Original Music)
Baden Powell & Vinicius De Moraes w/Quarteto Em Cy: “Canto Do Ossanha” – Os Afro Sambas (Cherry Red)
Warne Marsh: “Jazz of Two Cities” – Jazz of Two Cities (Intuition) (Blue Note)
Roscoe Mitchell: “Zero” – Hey Donald (Delmark)
Jeb Bishop Trio: “11 Am Verti Marte” – 2009 (Better Animal)
Sound in Action Trio: “The Thing” – Design in Time (Delmark)
Fred Anderson Quartet: “Birdhouse” – Birdhouse (Okkadisk)
Dave Burrell Full-Blown Trio: “About Face” – Expansion (High Two)