WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2012-10-09

“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 begin with a few songs in honor of Danish/Congolese saxophonist John Tchicai, who passed away on Monday. (I mentioned on air that he composed the New Jungle Orchestra piece, and after a little review, I think he may actually play on that recording also.)

The rest of the show is pretty much of a hodge-podge, although mostly reasonably grouped so as to not cause too much whiplash.



download program (142MB, 2 hrs 35 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Burnin Red Ivanhoe with John Tchicai: “You Got Enough” – Live in Berlin 1969 (Inconstant Sol)
John Tchicai Charlie Kohlhase Quintet: “Slow Down Boreas” – Life Overflowing (Nada Music )
Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra: “To You S.A.” – Giraf (Dacapo Records)
Kahil El’Zabar’s Infinity Orchestra: “Nu Art Claiming Earth” – Transmigration (Delmark)
Digable Planets with Lester Bowie and Wah Wah Watson: “Flyin’ High in the Brooklyn Sky” – Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool (GRP)
MC Solaar: “La fin justifie les moyens” – Prose Combat (Cohiba)
The Wild Magnolias: “New Suit” – They Call Us Wild (Sunny Side)
Sly & the Family Stone: “If It Were Left Up To Me” – Fresh (Epic)
Claudia Lennear: “Evertything I Do Gonna Be Funky” – What It Is! Funky Soul And Rare Grooves (1967-1977) (Rhino)
Avolonto Honore & Poly-Rythmo: “Azo We Gni Gbeto” – La Mort N’a Pas De Date Fixe (Libert)
Amadou Ballaké Et Les 5 Consuls: “Renouveau ” – Bambara Mystic Soul – The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974-1979 (Analog Africa)
Orchestre Super Borgou De Parakou: “Adiza Claire” – The Bariba Sound 1970-1976 (Analog Africa)
Second Canaan Baptist Church Porter Singers: “Tambourines to Glory” – Tambourines to Glory (Smithsonian Folkways)
Rev. Louis Overstreet: “Believe on Me” – with his Sons And The Congregation Of St. Luke’s Powerhouse Church Of God In Christ (Arhoolie)
Bascom Lamar Lunsford: “Swannoa Tunnel” – Ballads, Banjo Tunes, and Sacred Songs (Smithsonian Folkways)
Hobart Smith: “Soldier’s Joy” – In Sacred Trust (Smithsonian Folkways)
John Lee Hooker: “Dimples” – The Boogie Chillen Man ( Blues Encore)
Clarence Carter: “Snatchin It Back” – Beg, Scream & Shout!: The Big Ol’ Box Of 60′s Soul (Rhino)
The Kaldirons: “To Love Someone (that Don’t Love You)” – Eccentric Soul: Twinight’s Lunar Rotation (Numero Group)
The Ronettes: “Baby, I Love You” – Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica (Philles)
Billie Holiday: “Lover Come Back To Me” – Billie’s Blues (Blue Note)
Atomic: “Do It” – Feet Music (Jazzland)
The Tiptons: “Gemini Rising (for New Orleans)” – Drive (Zipa/Spoot)
Eric Dolphy: “Softly as in a Morning Sunrise” – The Illinois Concert (Blue Note)
Air: “Untitled Tango” – Air Song (Why Not)