WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2012-05-22

“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).

I didn’t go into this week’s show with much of a plan, but I ended up pulling a good bit more music than I could fit into the show. I’m happy with what made it on, though. The only real plan I had was a brief thematic set about southern Africa at the top.

I like a show which embraces Joy Division and Hank Williams both, not to mention the unbridled ridiculousness of the Pharcyde and lots more…



download program (143MB, 2 hrs 36 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
The New Mastersounds: “Zambezi” – This Is What We Do (One Note)
Liberation Group: “Namibia” – Studio One Scorcher (Soul Jazz)
Thomas Mapfumo: “Zvandiviringa” – Chimurenga Forever (EMI)
Emmanuel Mulemena: “Imbote” – Zambush Vol. 2: Zambian Hits from the 60s and 70s (Sharp Wood)
Jovens Do Prenda: “Ilha Virgem” – Angola Soundtrack: The Unique Sound of Luanda 1968-1976 (Analog Africa)
Gal Costa : “Namorinho de Portão” – Gal Costa (1969) (Polygram (Brazil))
DJ Dolores: “Ciranda da Madrugada” – Aparelhagem (Crammed)
Donald Byrd with Guru and Ronny Jordan: “Time Is Movin’ On” – Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool (GRP)
The Pharcyde: “Ya Mama (Kenny Dope Remix)” – Sold My Soul (the Remix & Rarity Collection) (Funky Chemist)
Flight of the Conchords: “Hiphopopotamus Meets the Rhymnoceros” – Complete BBC Radio 2 Series (BBC)
The Minutemen: “I Felt Like a Gringo” – Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat (SST)
Joy Division: “Leaders of Men” – Warsaw (MPG)
The Denison/Kimball Trio: “Factory Loop” – Soul Machine (Skin Graft)
Los Saicos: “Intensamente” – Back to Peru, Vol. 2 (Vampisoul)
Juaneco y su Combo: “Vacilando con Ayahuasca” – The Roots of Chicha (Barbes)
Los Zafiros: “Mi Amor, Perdoname” – Bossa Cubana (World Circuit)
The Golden Gate Quartet: “Bedside of a Neighbor” – Travellin’ Shoes (Bluebird/RCA)
Michelle Lanchester with Sweet Honey in the Rock: “I Was Standing By the Bedside of a Neighbor” – Wade in the Water, Vol. 3: African-American Gospel: The Pioneering Composers (Smithsonian Folkways)
Hank Williams: “Calling You” – The Wonderful World Of Hank Williams – 24 Greatest Hits (Remember)
Bill Carlisle: “Feet Don’t Fail Me” – RCA Nashville 60 Years 1928-1988 (RCA)
Miriam Makeba: “Down On the Corner” – Keep Me In Mind (DRG)
Preston Love: “Cool Ade” – Preston Love’s Omaha Bar-B-Q (Kent)
Bobby McNutt: “Hold Tight” – The Sound of Funk 4 (Goldmine Soul Supply)
Wallace Johnson: “Something to Remember You By” – Get Low Down!: The Soul of New Orleans, ’65-’67 (Sundazed)
Marvin Gaye: “Got to Give It Up” – Live in Montreux 1980 (Eagle Records)
Brass Monkey Brass Band: “Flank Steak” – The Highest Good (Brass Monkey Brass Band)
James Brown: “Super Bad” – Love Power Peace (Live Paris 1971) (Polydor)
Vijana Jazz Band: “Niitaka Iwe Siri” – Zanzibara Vol. 5 (1978-1983) Hot in Dar – The sound of Tanzania (Buda Musique)
Occidental Brothers Dance Band International: “Makozi na Mboko” – ODBDI (ODBDI)
Orchestre Les Bakuba: “Likabu Mabe” – L’Afrique Dance (African)
Orchestre G.O. Malebo: “Kicamarade” – Compilation Musique Congolo-Zairoise (1970/1972) (Sonodisc)
De Malo: “Towuti Brazza Toye Kisasa” – Roots of Rumba Rock: Congo Classics 1953-1955 (Crammed)
Roswell Rudd/Toumani Diabate: “Jackie-ing” – Malicool (Sunny Side)
The Blueprint Project with Han Bennink: “Captain Salvy Sets Sail” – People I Like (Creative Nation)
Eric Dolphy: “G.W.” – Outward Bound (Prestige/New Jazz)