WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2012-02-14

“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).

This week’s show was the convergence of Valentine’s day and my shift during WNUR’s annual phoneathon fundraiser. This is convenient, because I love doing my show and I love my listeners, especially the ones who call, comment, tweet, or otherwise provide feedback about what they hear. I built my playlist mostly from a subset of tracks in my iTunes library which have “love” in the title. That pool is over six days worth of music, so obviously I was never going to fit everything in, and the problem was aggravated by the need to spend some time telling people the call-in number and soliciting support. But I hope that wasn’t too obnoxious, and there are still a few days left if you’d like to support the station—we take pledges online… (there’s a new t-shirt this year we’re giving in thanks for pledges of $30 or more—the design is the new image for the blog post and podcast file.)

Enjoy!

Listen:

download program (141MB, 2 hrs 34 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Hüsker Dü: “Love is All Around” – Eight Miles High/Makes No Sense At All (SST)
Agent Orange: “Somebody to Love” – This is the Voice (Restless)
Wilson Pickett: “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love” – A Man and a Half: The Best of Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)
Johnny Osborne: “We Need Love” – 100% Dynamite (Soul Jazz)
Mike James Kirkland: “Love is All We Need” – Doin’ It Right (Luv ‘n Haight)
Unknown: “Give You My Love” – Boddie Bonus Disc (Numero Group)
The Sisters Love: “Give Me Your Love” – Give Me Your Love (Soul Jazz)
Big Maybelle: “That’s a Pretty Good Love” – Blues, Candy & Big Maybelle (Savoy)
Erykah Badu: “Love of My Life Worldwide” – Worldwide Underground (Motown)
The Coup: “Laugh, Love, … (Radio Mix)” – Pick a Bigger Weapon (Epitaph)
Greyboy: “Got to Be a Love (with Quantic & Sharon Jones) (Paul Nice remix)” – Soul Mosaic (Ubiquity)
Quantic and his Combo Barbaro: “I Just Fell In Love Again” – Tradition in Transition (Tru Thoughts)
Afro-Cuban All Stars: “Amor Verdadero” – A Todo Cuba Le Gusta (Nonesuch)
Lord Cobra y Los Hnos. Duncan: “Love Letters” – Panama! 2: Latin Sounds, Cumbia Tropical & Calypso Funk on the Isthmus 1967-77 (Soundway)
Elvis Costello: “They’ll Never Take Her Love From Me” – King of America (Columbia)
Anna Fermin & Friends: “Love Shack” – Poor Little Knitter On The Road: A Tribute to the Knitters (Bloodshot)
John Lee Hooker: “I Love You Honey” – The Boogie Chillen Man (Blues Encore)
Big Bill Broonzy: “Glory of Love” – Sings Folk Songs (Smithsonian Folkways)
The Velvet Underground: “Some Kinda Love (Closet Mix)” – Peel Slowly and See (Polydor)
Michael Yonkers Band: “Microminiature Love” – Microminiature Love (Sub Pop)
ESG: “My Love For You” – A South Bronx Story (Universal Sound)
Brian Eno & John Cale: “Lay My Love” – Wrong Way Up (All Saints)
Dr. John: “Bring Your Love” – The Essential Recordings (Purple Pyramid)
Fats Domino: “I’m In Love Again” – Blueberry Hill (Double Pleasure)
Sugar Billy: “Super Duper Love, pt. 2” – Super Duper Love (Fast Track)
The Staple Singers: “Tripping On Your Love” – Soul Gospel (Soul Jazz)
Donny Hathaway: “Love, Love, Love” – Extensions of a Man (Atco)
Stevie Wonder: “I Love Every Little Thing About you” – Music of My Mind (Motown)
Etta James: “Sunday Kind of Love” – At Last (Argo)
Billy Holiday with Lester Young: “Me, Myself & I (Are All in Love With You)” – Lady Day & Prez 1937-1941 (Fremeaux & Associates)
Ella Fitzgerald: “It’s De-Lovely” – Twelve Nights in Hollywood (Hip-O Select)
Tony Malaby: “What Is This Thing Called Love?” – Adobe (Sunnyside)
Ahmad Jamal: “Let’s Fall in Love” – Ahmad’s Blues: Live At The Spotlight (Chess)
DKV Trio: “Love Cry” – Trigonometry (Okkadisk)
Joe McPhee, Ken Vandermark, Kent Kessler: “I Leave You Love” – A Meeting in Chicago (Okkadisk)

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