WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2012-05-15

“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).

When he came in to take over after my show, Stephen said that mine had been jazzier than usual. I guess he’s right: the last hour is pretty solidly in that bucket. Before that, the usual birdsongs: some great local contemporary funk and soul from Australia (the Bamboos) and right here in Chicago (JC Brooks), plus hip-hop, some afrofunk and some afro-crooners, a nice set of favorites from the Bahamas, a blues sequence, and a few things that just had to get played somewhere…


PS I left the first couple of tracks from Stephen’s show as bonus.


download program (144MB, 2 hrs 37 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Automator: “4:17” – A Much Better Tomorrow (75 Ark)
The Bamboos: “Got to Get It Over” – 4 (Tru Thoughts)
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound: “Baltimore is the New Brooklyn” – Beat of Our Own Drum (JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound)
Up, Bustle & Out: “Los Locos Cubanos (Snowboy Mix)” – Xen Cuts (Ninja Tune)
EPMD: “You Gots to Chill” – Hip Hop Forever (BBE)
Lyrics Born: “Cold Call (featuring Gift of Gab)” – Later That Day (Quannum)
Max Tannone: “Johnny Too Beef” – Mos Dub (self-released)
Alèmayèhu Eshèté: “Nèy-Nèy wèlèba” – Ethiopiques 22: More Vintage! (Buda Musique)
Amadou Balake: “Super Bar Konon Mousso” – Bar Konon Mousso Bar (Sacodis)
Docteur Nico & African Fiesta: “Doris” – 1967: Merveilles du Passe (Sonodisc)
Tabu Ley Rochereau: “Kaful Mayay” – The Voice of Lightness (Stern’s)
Melody Aces: “Emmasse Puro O” – Ignace De Souza: The Great Unknowns (Original Music)
Alick Nkhata: “Shalapo” – Shalapo & Other Love Songs: Original Zambian Hits From The 1950’s (Retroafric)
Elizabeth Cotten: “Hallelujah, It is Done” – Shake Sugaree (Smithsonian Folkways)
Israel Forbes: “God Sent Jonah” – The Bahamas: Islands of Song (Smithsonian Folkways)
Joseph Spence: “Jump in the Line” – The Complete Folkways Recordings, 1958 (Smithsonian Folkways)
Ed Moxey’s Rake ‘n’ Scrape: “The Timestable” – The Bahamas: Islands of Song (Smithsonian Folkways)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe: “Rock Me” – 50 Sublimes Chanteuses De Jazz (1940-1953) (Body & Soul)
Little Brother Montgomery: “Vicksburg Blues” – Classic Blues (Smithsonian Folkways)
Sun Ra: “Great Balls of Fire” – The Singles (Evidence)
Bobby Rush: “Bowlegged Woman” – Light: On the South Side – Pepper’s Jukebox (Numero Group)
Erykah Badu: “Southern Gul” – Southern Music Issue compilation, 2005 (Oxford American)
Toto La Momposina y sus Tambores: “Tres Golpes” – Colombia: Musique De La Côte Atlantique (A.S.P.I.C. France)
Maestro Subgum & the Whole: “Amazy Grace” – At the Warthog Museum (Fot)
Mary Lou Williams: “Syl-O-Gism” – American Roots Collection (Smithsonian Folkways)
Steve Lacy-Roswell Rudd Quartet: “Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-lues-are” – School Days (Hat Jazz)
Noertker’s Moxie: “Dancer” – Sketches of Catalonia, Vol. 2: Suite for Miró Miro (Edgetone)
Charles Mingus: “Duet Solo Dancers “Hearts’ Beat and Shades in Physical Embraces”” – The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (Impulse)
Duke Ellington: “Mood Indigo” – Indigos (Columbia)
David Murray: “Chazz” – Ballads for Bass Clarinet (DIW)
Eri Yamamoto Trio: “Swimming Song” – The Next Page (AUM Fidelity)