WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2012-06-12

“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).

We have a fair bit of Brazilian music in this weeks show, including the first three tunes, but a few more sprinkled in elsewhere, as well as music from Panama and Colombia, and a lot of other latinish stuff, funky stuff, fake patois-stuff, and jazzy stuff.

As I often say, it’s always great to hear when music connects with people, and today I got not one but two phone calls from people excited to hear Coltrane’s “Africa”, so thank you callers for taking the time, and the rest o’y’all are continually encouraged to speak up via whatever channels you see fit.



download program (142MB, 2 hrs 35 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Caetano Veloso & Gal Costa: “Coração Vagabundo” – Domingo (Polygram)
Elis Regina: “Zazueira” – In London (Philips)
Banda Black Rio: “Gafeira Universal” – Banda Black Rio (Universal Sound)
Brownout: “Nawlins” – Aguilas & Cobras (Six Degrees)
Camilo Azuqita: “Borombon” – Panama! 2: Latin Sounds, Cumbia Tropical & Calypso Funk On The Isthmus 1967-1977 (Soundway)
Fruko y sus Tesos: “No me dejan quererte” – The Afrosound of Colombia, Vol. 1 (Vampi Soul)
Idamerica Ruiz Con Osvaldo Ayala Y Su Conjunto : “No Llores Porque Me Voy” – Panama! 2: Latin Sounds, Cumbia Tropical & Calypso Funk On The Isthmus 1967-1977 (Soundway)
Ebirac All Stars Feat. La Calandria & Ramito: “Plena Matrimonial” – Cult Cargo: Salsa Boricua De Chicago (Numero)
José Roberto: “Crioula Multicolorida” – Brazilian Beats Brooklyn (Mr. Bongo)
Los Nombres: “Cold Wine” – Los Nombres (Asterisk)
Herbie Hancock: “Fat Mama” – Mwandishi (Warner Archives)
Southern Contemporary Rock Assembly: “C.C. Rider” – SCRA (Metronome)
Burnett Bynam & the Soul Invaders: “The Funky Fat Man” – The Sound Of Funk 4 (Goldmine Soul Supply)
Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra: “Italian Stallion” – Music And Rhythm (Ubiquity)
Das Racist: “Fake Patois” – Sit Down, Man (Mad Decent / Greedhead / Mishka)
Kashmere Stage Band: “Scorpio [Extended Version]” – Texas Thunder Soul 1968-1974 (Now Again)
Swag : “Partido Alto” – No Such Thing (Version)
Quarteto Em Cy: “Zanga, Zangada” – Quarteto Em Cy (EMI)
Edu Lobo & Maria Bethania: “Veleiro” – Edu e Bethania (Universal Music)
Horace Silver: “Calcutta Cutie” – Song For My Father (Blue Note)
Dave Douglas: “Red Emma” – The Tiny Bell Trio (Songlines)
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys: “I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate” – San Antonio Rose ( Bear Family Records)
Lena Horne : “It’s All Right With Me” – Stormy Weather: The Legendary Lena, 1941-1958 (Bluebird/RCA)
The Blue Notes: “Izithunywa” – Township Bop (Proper)
Chris McGregor and the South African Exiles: “Funk Them D.P. To Erico” – Thunderbolt (PAM)
Max Roach: “Freedom Day” – We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite (Candid)
Rio 65 Trio: “Preciso aprender a ser só” – Rio 65 Trio (Philips)
John Coltrane: “Africa” – The Complete Africa/Brass Sessions (Impulse)
Lonnie Johnson: “Long Road to Travel” – Complete Folkways Recordings (Smithsonian Folkways)
Howlin’ Wolf: “Baby How Long” – Moanin in the Moonlight (Chess)
The Ravens: “Careless Love” – The Dawn of Doo-Wop (Proper)
Eri Yamamoto Trio: “Whiskey River” – The Next Page (AUM Fidelity)
Jeff Parker Trio: “Occidental Tourist” – Bright Light in Winter (Delmark)