WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2012-09-25

“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).

This weeks show starts off heavy on the afropop, with for about 90 minutes or so, followed by an eclectic mess of the first order.



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Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Orchestre G.O. Malebo: “Kicamarade” – Compilation Musique Congolo-Zairoise (1970/1972) (Sonodisc)
Skah Shah #1: “Synthese Musicale” – Live at King’s Palace in Brooklyn, NY in 1977 (unknown)
Grand Kalle & l’African Team: “Meringue Fontaine” – Vol. 3. Essous/Kwamy/Mujos/Edo/Casino (Syllart Productions)
Laba Sosseh: “Bottom Belle” – Roberto Torres Presenta A… (SAR Records)
Rex Williams: “You Are My Heart” – Nigeria 70 – Lagos Jump (Strut)
Honoré Avolonto: “Djo Gbé Sê Gnin ” – LIR 30 (LIR)
Herbert Misango: “Wazee Wa Kisa” – Before Benga, Vol. 1: Kenya Dry (Original Music)
E.T. Mensah & his Tempos Band: “The Tree and the Monkey” – Marvellous Boy: Calypso from West Africa (Honest Jon’s)
Alick Nkhata’s Band: “X-Roads, Youth & Zambia” – Zambia 64 Soundtrack (EMI)
West Nkosi & his Mouth Organ: “Hip! Hip! Hooray” – Christmas Jive: 78s and 45s from the archives (Electric Jive)
Orchestra Baobab: “La Rebellion” – Pirates Choice (World Circuit)
Bobongo Stars: “Koteja” – Makasi (Celluloid)
The Semi Colon: “Nekwaha Semi Colon” – Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970-75 (Soundway)
Uncredited performers: “Wedding Dance” – East Indian Drums of Tunapuna, Trinidad (Cook Records)
Uncredited performers: “Thumb (Played) Metal Instrument (track 3)” – Music of !Kung Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, Africa (Smithsonian Folkways)
Thao Vong And Thao Som: “Melodies for Two Khenes [2]” – The Music of Laos (Rounder Select)
Eugène Thomas: “Le père Counaud” – Chanteurs et musiciens en Limousin Enregistrements 1974-1991 (CMRTL)
Billy Lee Riley: “Flying Saucers Rock ‘n Roll” – Red Hot: The Very Best of Billy Lee Riley (Collectables)
Fabulous Flee-Rakkers: “Some Kinda Earthquake” – Joe Meek: Work in Progress – The Triumph Sessions (RPM Records)
The Byrds: “You’re Still On My Mind” – Sweetheart of the Rodeo (Columbia)
Waylon Jennings: “Sandy Sends Her Best” – Lonesome, On’ry and Mean (RCA)
Allen Toussaint & Chocolate Milk: “Shoorah Shoorah” – The Complete Warner Recordings (Rhino)
Ice Water Slim & the Fourth Floor: “I Don’t Understand It” – Watts Funky (BGP)
Curtis Mayfield: “We’re a Winner” – Curtis Live! (Curtom)
Public Enemy: “911 is a Joke” – Fear of a Black Planet (Def Jam)
Lizzy Mercer Descloux: “Wawa” – New York Noise: Dance Music from the New York Underground 1978-1982 (Soul Jazz)
James White & the Blacks: “Contort Yourself (August Darnell Remix)” – Disco Not Disco: Post Punk, Electro and Leftfield Disco Classics 1974-1986 (Strut)
Old and New Dreams: “Handwoven” – Old and New Dreams (Black Saint)
The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet: “Hands Down” – Sunshine Bundtcake (horn hut)
Gerry Mulligan Quartet: “News from Blueport” – What Is There to Say? (Columbia)
The Red Norvo Trio: “Time and Tide” – The Savoy Sessions (Savoy)
Ella Fitzgerald: “Squatty Roo” – Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook (Verve)
Speak: “Polypockets” – Speak (Origin)