WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2012-05-01

“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).

Just a pile of everything, wrapping up with a minor feature for Don Cherry, just because. Oh yeah, and thanks to the caller who rang in to express his enthusiasm for the Debashish Bhattacharya piece—it’s always nice to know when the music strikes a chord with someone… which includes you, faithful listener. Let me know what you enjoy and don’t enjoy, either in comments here or on the tweets @JoeGermuska


Note: next week I’m swapping days with another DJ, so the live Birds will be 5 am Friday, May 11 instead of the usual Tuesday…


download program (139MB, 2 hrs 31 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Fanfare Pourpour: “Coucou!” – Le Bal (Ambiances Magnétiques)
Barney Rachabane Combo: “Love For Sale” – Archive Africa: Jazz, Jive and Jibe (Afribeat)
Digable Planets: “Jettin’” – Blowout Comb (Pendulum)
The JBs: “You Can Have Watergate” – Funky Good Time: The Anthology (Universal)
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble: “Mushallah” – New York City Live (Pheelco)
Super Biton de Segou: “Nie Nema Mine” – Afro Jazz du Mali (Bolibana)
Rail Band: “Mali Tebaga Mogoma” – Belle Epoque Vol. 1 – Soundiata (Stern’s)
Baaba Maal & Mansour Seck: “Maacina Tooro” – Think Global: West Africa Unwired (World Music Network)
Lukas Ligeti & Beta Foly: “Brontologik 3.44” – Lukas Ligeti & Beta Foly (Intuition)
Mississippi John Hurt: “Frankie” – Anthology of American Folk Music (Smithsonian Folkways)
Dave Van Ronk: “Betty & Dupree” – The Folkways Years 1959-61 (Smithsonian Folkways)
Charlie Feathers: “Frankie & Johnny” – Get With It: Essential Recordings (1954-1969) (Revenant)
Slim Ducket & Pig Norwood: “I Want To Go Where Jesus Is” – How Can I Keep From Singing, Vol 1 (Yazoo)
Rev. H.B. Jackson: “Everytime I Feel the Spirit” – How Can I Keep From Singing, Vol 1 (Yazoo)
Tennessee Mountaineers: “Standing on the Promises” – How Can I Keep From Singing, Vol 1 (Yazoo)
Rev. C.J. Johnson & Family: “I Want To Go Where Jesus Is” – Wade In The Water, Vol. 2: African American Congregational Singing (Smithsonian)
SNCC Freedom Singers led by Matthew Jones: “Odinga Oginga” – Voices of the Civil Rights Movement (Smithsonian Folkways)
Peter Gabriel: “Before Night Falls” – Passion: Music for the Last Temptation of Christ (Real World)
Grupo Anmataff: “Tinariwen” – Music from Saharan Cellphones (Sahel Sounds)
Otis Redding: “The Hucklebuck” – The Dock of the Bay (Atlantic)
The Five Keys: “Hucklebuck with Jimmy” – The Dawn of Doo-Wop (Proper)
La Sonora de Lucho Macedo: “Macedo’s Boogaloo” – ¡Gózalo! Bugalú Tropical, Vol. 3 (Vampisoul)
Ry-Co Jazz: “Aux Antilles” – Bon Voyage !! (Retro Afric)
Debashish Bhattacharya: “Maha Shakti” – Calcutta Slide Guitar (Riverboat)
Fred Anderson & Hamid Drake: “Sakti/Shiva” – From the River to the Ocean (Thrill Jockey)
Roy Campbell Pyramid: “Chant for Don Cherry” – Communion (Silkheart)
DKV Trio: “Complete Communion Suite, Part 2” – Live in Wels & Chicago, 1998 (Okkadisk)
Don Cherry: “Degi-Degi” – Brown Rice (A&M)