WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2012-04-10

“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).

To celebrate my impending tax refund, I went and had a bit of a binge at Dusty Groove last weekend, so today’s show features a bunch of stuff I obtained, plus various other relatively new stuff. There’s nothing thematic at all, but a lot of funky grooves and a hearty dose of doo-woppy vocal numbers.



download program (144MB, 2 hrs 38 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Charles Wright & the 103rd Street Watts Rhythm Band: “What Can You Bring Me?” – Oxford American Music Issue #13 – Mississippi (Oxford American)
Eddie Bo & the Chain Gang: “Disco Party (parts 1 and 2)” – Eddie Bo’s Funky New Orleans (Funky Delicacies)
Kashmere Stage Band: “Take Five” – Texas Thunder Soul 1968-1974 (Now Again)
Compaoré Issouf: “Dambakale” – Bambara Mystic Soul – The Raw Sound of Burkina Faso 1974-1979 (Analog Africa)
Dengue Fever: “Tip My Canoe” – Sleepwalking Through the Mekong (Soundtrack) (Minky Records)
People Under the Stairs: “You” – Stepfather (Basement Records)
Hedzoleh Soundz: “Kaa Ye Oyai (Don’t Be in a Hurry)” – Hedzoleh (Soundway)
Little Joe Washington: “Bossa Nova & Grits” – Ritual Dance (A New Kind of Mambo, v. 47) (Twilight Zone)
Sroeng Santi: “Baa Baa Buam Buam” – Thai? Dai! (Finders Keepers)
Aka: “Shake Me” – Those Shocking, Shaking Days (Now Again)
Le Super Borgou de Parakou: “Gandigui” – The Bariba Sound 1970-1976 (Analog Africa)
Alliace Makiadi: “Passeio Por Luanda” – Angola Soundtrack: The Unique Sound of Luanda 1968-1976 (Analog Africa)
Esperanza Spalding: “Inútil Paisagem” – Chamber Music Society (Heads Up)
The Larks: “I Ain’t Fattening Frogs for Snakes” – The Dawn of Doo-Wop (Proper)
The Syncopaters: “River Stay Away From My Door” – The Dawn of Doo-Wop (Proper)
The Four Rockets: “Loch Lomond” – The Dawn of Doo-Wop (Proper)
The Ink Spots: “When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano” – The Dawn of Doo-Wop (Proper)
Golden Gate Jubille Quartet: “John the Revelator” – Good News (Proper)
Blind Willie Johnson: “Church, I’m Fully Saved Today” – Sweeter as the Years Go By (Yazoo)
Dora Alexander: “Times Done Changed” – Music of New Orleans, Vol. 1: Music of the Streets: Music of Mardi Gras (Smithsonian Folkways)
Laura Henton: “I Can Tell The World About This” – How Can I Keep From Singing, Vol. 1 (Yazoo)
Southern Six of Springfield, SC: “Leave Your Burdens There” – The Pitch/Gusman Records Story (Fat Possum)
Victory 5: “Have You Been to the Pool” – Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio (Numero Group)
Rene Mbu: “Boma Limbala” – The World is Shaking: Cubanismo from the Congo, 1954-55 (Honest Jon’s)
Steven Amechi and his Empire Rhythm: “Nylon Dress” – Marvellous Boy: Calypso from West Africa (Honest Jon’s)
Spokes Mashiyane & his Golden Saxophone: “Bothe Bothe” – Soul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz (1940-1960) (Ubuntu)
Los Tigres con Morgan Blanco: “La Culebra” – The Original Sound of Cumbia: The History of Colombian Cumbia & Porro As Told By The Phonograph 1948 – 79 (Soundway)
Yambu: “Profesor” – Subway Salsa: The Montuno Records Story (Vampisoul)
Los Nombres: “Untitled Instrumental” – Los Nombres (Asterisk)
Los Po-Boy-Citos: “Fat Mama/Mother-in-Law” – New Orleans Latin Soul (Superultramega)
Lord Kelvin: “Kelvin Meets Girl” – Dances in the Smoke (Jazzland)
Hot Chocolate: “Good for the Gander” – Live from Agency (Numero Group)
Ebo Taylor & the Sweet Beans: “Odofo Nyi Akyiri Biara” – Afro-Beat Airways: West African Shock Waves, Ghana & Togo 1972-1978 (Analog Africa)
Paul Chambers: “Dexterity” – Mosaic Select (Mosaic)