WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2012-03-20

“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 starts off with a couple of tunes in honor of the primary elections happening today in Illinois. There’s also a healthy set of tunes about changes by request of a faithful listener. Besides that, a decent chunk of soul music including a couple from the latest Numero Group gem, a couple of tunes for the other Super Sunday (and here’s the Mardi Gras Indian photo gallery I promised on air) and a smattering of miscellany.



download program (141MB, 2 hrs 34 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Lord Beginner: “General Election” – London Is The Place For Me 2: Calypso & Kwela, Highlife & Jazz From Young Black London (Honest Jons Records)
King Tubby: “Politricks Dub” – I Am The King (Sprint)
Nina Simone: “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free” – How It Feels To Be Free (Hear Music)
Rahsaan Roland Kirk: “Volunteered Slavery” – (I, Eye, Aye) – Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland 1972 (Rhino)
Johnny Lewis Quartet: “Them Changes” – Shuckin’ ‘N Jivin’ (Luv N’ Haight)
Gift of Gab: “Evolution” – 4th Dimensional Rocketships Going Up (Quannum)
LCD Soundsystem: “I Can Change” – This is Happening (DFA)
Nostalgia 77: “Changes” – The Garden (Tru Thoughts)
Modill: “Change Form!” – Midnight Green (EV Productions)
The Wild Magnolias: “(My Big Chief Has A) Golden Crown” – The Wild Magnolias (Polydor)
Big Chief Monk Boudreau & the Golden Eagles: “Black Johnny” – Mr. Stranger Man (Shanachie)
The New Mastersounds: “The Vandenburg Suite” – This Is What We Do (One Note)
James Carr: “You Got My Mind Messed Up” – You Got My Mind Messed Up (Kent)
The Spinners: “The Rubberband Man” – The Rubberband Man (Atlantic)
Tyrone Davis: “Can I Change My Mind” – Beg, Scream & Shout!: The Big Ol’ Box Of 60’s Soul (Rhino)
Lonie Jones: “Treat Your Baby Right” – Jenmark 101 7″ (Jenmark)
The Esquires: “Get On Up” – Beg, Scream & Shout!: The Big Ol’ Box Of 60’s Soul (Rhino)
The Isley Brothers: “Get Into Something” – Get Into Something (Legacy)
Hot Chocolate: “Ain’t That A Groove” – Hot Chocolate (Numero Group)
Wildfire: “Tend To Your Business” – Understand Each Other (Numero Group)
Baden Powell & Vinicius de Moraes with Quarteto Em Cy & Coro Misto: “Canto do Xango” – Os Afro Sambas (Cherry Red)
Cesaria Evora: “Tchintchirote” – Cabo Verde (Lusafrica)
Mindel Band: “Cercode” – The Soul of Cape Verde (Lusafrica)
Roberto Rodriguez: “Timba Talmud” – Timba Talmud (Tzadik)
Red Baarat: “Tunak Tunak Tun” – Chaal Baby (CD Baby)
World Saxophone Quartet and African Drums: “Metamorphosis” – Metamorphosis (Nonesuch)
John Coltrane: “Bessie’s Blues” – Crescent (Impulse)
Rova: “Chanting the Light of Foresight” – Chanting the Light of Foresight (New Albion)
Vijay Iyer Trio: “Optimism” – Accelerando (ACT)