WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2012-07-24

“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).

After a one-off dub exploration, this week’s show hit a funky/afro/latin groove, then took a sidetrack to Cambodia, then a loose attempt to chart a course from vintage pre-roots-era reggae back over to the doo-wop world and it’s gospel cousins, then just kind of all over the place. See what you make of it…



download program (142MB, 2 hrs 35 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Gregory Isaacs: “Leggo Beast” – Dub Box Set (Trojan Records)
Fela Ransome Kuti: “Who’re You?” – Nigeria Afrobeat Special – The New Explosive Sound in 1970s Nigeria (Soundway Records)
Los Orientales de Paramonga: “Lobos al escape” – Cumbia Beat Vol. 1 (Vampisoul)
Dexter Johnson & International Band: “Mi Guajira” – Serie Sangomar 2 (Dakar Sound)
Laba Sosseh & Liwanza Band: “Prepare Candela” – Formidable Laba Sosseh & Special Liwanza Band (Sacodis)
Ream Daranoi: “Fai Yen” – The Sound of Siam : Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz and Molam from Thailand 1964 – 1975 (Soundway Records)
Sinn Sisamouth: “Sovan Macha” – http://khmermusic.thecoleranch.com ()
Ros Sereysothea: “Jum Brum Kia Thiet” – Cambodian Rocks (Parallel World)
Alton Ellis: “If I Could Rule This World” – Mr. Soul of Jamaica (Treasure Isle)
Desmond Dekker: “Mother Pepper” – Rockin’ Steady: The Best of Desmond Dekker (Rhino)
The Paragons: “Happy Go Lucky Girl” – On the Beach (Trojan)
Lewis Lymon & the Teen Chords: “I’m So Happy (Tra-La-La-La-La-La)” – The Doo Wop Box (Rhino)
The Larks: “Eyesight to the Blind” – The Dawn of Doo-Wop (Proper)
Lonnie Johnson: “Juice Headed Baby” – The Complete Folkways Recordings (Smithsonian Folkways)
Andy Mosely & “Hogman” Maxey: “I Know I Got Religion” – Angola Prison Spirituals (Arhoolie)
The Spiritualaires of Hurtsboro, Alabama: “Come Over Here” – Singing Songs of Praise (CaseQuarter)
Jaybird Coleman: “I’m Gonna Cross the River of Jordan” – How Can I Keep From Singing, Vol. 1 (Yazoo)
Israel Forbes: “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” – The Bahamas: Islands of Song (Smithsonian Folkways)
Jack Wallin & Jerry Adams: “Pretty Polly” – Family Songs & Stories from the North Carolina Mountains (Smithsonian Folkways)
Neko Case: “Pretty Girls” – Blacklisted (Bloodshot)
Patsy Cline: “Seven Lonely Days” – The Patsy Cline Story (MCA)
Lena Horne: “Just One of Those Things” – American Songbook: Cole Porter (Smithsonian Collection)
Nara Leão: “Corcovado” – Dez Años Depois (Polygram)
String Trio of New York: “Nutty” – Ascendant (Stash)
Fats Waller: “You’re The Cutest One” – 1935 (Chronological Classics)
Zaperoko: “Zaperockero” – Subway Salsa: The Montuno Records Story (Vampisoul)
Ari Brown: “Lester Bowie’s Gumbo Stew” – Ultimate Frontier (Delmark)
Treme Brass Band: “You Are My Sunshine” – The Treme Brass Band (Mardi Gras Records)
Kalyi Jag: “Rolled song from Nyírbátor ” – Black Fire: Gypsy Songs from Hungary (Hungaroton)
Kamikaze Ground Crew: “You Are My Sunshine” – Madam Marie’s Temple of Knowledge (New World Records)
Mark Helias: “Hung Over Easy” – Loopin’ the Cool (Enja)
The Vandermark Five: “In Focus (for Per Henrik Wallin)” – Burn the Incline (Atavistic)
Plunge: “Bright Side” – Tin Fish Tango (Immersion)
Matt Ulery’s Loom: “Scott Free” – Music Box Ballerina (Woolgathering)