WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2012-10-02

“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 start this week with a bundle of songs to welcome a bundle of joy who arrived to friends in New Orleans the day before. From there, looking at the playlist it feels like more order emerged than I expected would, but I’ll have to relisten to see what really happened. At least one listener enjoyed it… (Remember, you too can weigh in here in the comments or by tweeting @JoeGermuska)



download program (141MB, 2 hrs 33 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Gal Costa: “Baby” – Gal Costa (Philips)
Carla Thomas: “B-A-B-Y” – The Complete Stax/Volt Singles (Stax)
Stevie Wonder: “Isn’t She Lovely” – Songs in the Key of Life (Motown)
The Impressions: “Talking About My Baby” – The Complete A & B Sides 1961-1968 (Fontana )
Erma Franklin: “Baby I Love You” – 10th Annual Southern Music Issue (Oxford American)
Headlines: “Baby (Demo)” – Boddie Bonus Disc (Numero Group)
Sol Hoopii: “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby” – Sol Hoopii in Hollywood (Grass Skirt Records )
Fats Waller: “Twelfth Street Rag” – I’m Gonna Sit Right Down: The Early Years, Part 2 (RCA)
Slim Gaillard and his Peruvians: “Laughing in Rhythm” – Laughing in Rhythm: The Best of the Verve Years (Verve)
Ella Fitzgerald: “Nice Work If You Can Get It” – Twelve Nights in Hollywood (Hip-O Select)
Curumin: “Guerreiro” – Achados E Perdidos (Quannum)
DJ Guga de Castro y su Iracema: “Compositor da Rale” – The New Brazilian Music, Vol. 4 (BM&A)
Trio Ternura: “Sempre Existe Alguém” – Trio Ternura (CBS)
Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna: “Diablo Rojo Diablo Verde Carnaval” – Diablo Rojo Diablo Verde (V&S World)
The Wings: “Gone With the Sun” – SM2 7″ (Suzumi)
Booker T & the MGs: “Chicken Pox” – Melting Pot (Stax)
Nomo: “Hand and Mouth” – New Tones (Ubiquity)
Kaloum Star: “Sarali” – Felenko (Lagoo)
Prefuse 73: “The Color of Tempo” – One Word Extinguisher (Warp)
The Heliocentrics: “A World of Masks” – Out There (Now Again)
Brian Eno & David Byrne: “Help Me Somebody” – My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (Warner Brothers)
The The: “Perfect” – Soul Mining (Epic)
Nana Vasconcelos: “Aranda” – Africa Deus (Omagatoki)
The Coctails: “Since October” – Early Hi-Ball Years (Carrot Top)
Neide Fraga com Walter Wanderley: “Vou andar por ai” – Balançando com Walter Wanderley (Philips )
Les Paul & Mary Ford: “Goodnight, Irene” – The Fabulous Les Paul & Mary Ford (Sony)
Charles Earland: “Sing a Simple Song” – Acid Jazz, Vol 1 (BGP)
J.J. Jackson: “But It’s Alright” – The Best of Loma Records (Warner Archive)
Misha Mengelberg Quartet: “Kwela P’kwana” – Four in One (Songlines)
Michael Zerang: “Strong Man” – The Ballad of Frankie and Johnny (Eighth Day Music)
Bridge 61: “Shatter (for Sonny Sharrock)” – Journal (Atavistic)
Richard Crandell: “Abstraction” – Mbira Magic (Tzadik)
William Parker Raining on the Moon: “Tutsi Orphans” – Corn Meal Dance (AUM Fidelity)
Mark Helias’ Open Loose: “King Judas” – Verbs of Will (Radio Legs )
Matana Roberts, Joshua Abrams, Chad Taylor: “Salvador” – Sticks and Stones (482 Music)