WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2012-04-24

“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 a free-for-all, including yet another from the Larks, who I’ve been digging on lately, as well as a handful of reggae (I was wondering if there might be an all-reggae show sometime in the future…) plus some old-new-school rap, and the usual mishmash of soul, latin, jazz, etc etc.



download program (139MB, 2 hrs 31 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Cumbia en Moog: “Cumbia de sal” – The Afrosound of Colombia, Vol 1 (Vampisoul)
Run–D.M.C.: “Sucka MCs” – Run–D.M.C. (Profile)
Jonny Teupen: “Love Me” – Talkin’ Jazz: More Themes From the Black Forest (Talkin’ Loud)
Bobby Hutcherson: “(Se Acabo) La Malanga” – Montara (Blue Note)
The Larks: “Ooh… It Feels So Good” – The Dawn of Doo-Wop (Proper)
Erroll Garner: “I Never Knew” – Body & Soul (Columbia)
Bob Marley: “Sun is Shining” – Kaya (Island)
The Congos: “Thief is in the Vineyard” – Congo Ashanti (Blood & Fire)
Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus: “None A Jah Jah Children No Cry” – Rastafari Dub (ROIR)
Pato Banton: “Never Give In” – Never Give In (Cornerstone)
Queen Latifah: “Ladies First” – Say It Loud! A Celebration of Black Music in America (Rhino)
Triumphs: “Burnt Biscuits” – The Complete Stax Volt Singles 1959-1968 (Atlantic)
Nomo: “Moving in Circles” – Nomo (Ypsilanti )
Lefties Soul Connection: “Organ Donor” – Hutspot (Excelsior)
Orquesta Aragón: “Pregúntame” – Carnaval in Cuba (Smithsonian Folkways)
Momo Wandel Soumah: “Bokme” – Matchowe (Buda Musique)
St. Vincents Latinaires: “Broasted or Fried” – Tropical Funk Experience (Sofrito)
Earl Bostic: “Mambostic” – Loose Caboose (A New Kind of Mambo, Vol. 8) (Johnny Q)
Dr. John: “Don’t Want No Monkey in My Business” – The Crazy Cajun Recordings (Edsel)
Grand Kalle & l’African Jazz: “Butsana Mama” – 1966/1967 (Syllart)
Pivi et ses Balladins: “Kongo Coura” – Guineé 40ème Anniversaire Syliphone, Vol 1 (Syliphone)
Black Beats: “Amma Mere Wo” – Telephone Lobi: More Giants of Danceband Highlife (Original Music)
Stella Chiweshe: “Tapera (We Are Perishing)” – Talking Mbira: Spirits of Liberation (Piranha)
Dollar Brand/Johnny Dyani: “Good News – Swazi – Waya-Wa-Egoli” – Good News From Africa (ECM)
Dave Burrell and Leena Conquest: “The Box” – Rome, December 4, 2008 (Inconstant Sol)
Joyce with Dori Caymmi: “Saudade da Bahia” – Rio-Bahia (Far Out)
Thelonious Monk Quartet: “Five Spot Blues” – Monk’s Dream (Columbia)
Atomic: “Poor Denmark” – Happy New Ears! (Jazzland)
Louie Belogenis Trio: “Divination” – Tiresias (Porter)
Nick Mazzarella Trio: “Newsprint” – This is Only a Test: Live at the Hungry Brain (Sonichla)
Vijay Iyer Trio: “Wildflower” – Accelerando (ACT)