WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2012-10-23

“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).

Not a theme, as such, but this week’s show definitely has a through-line of great female voices. And some other stuff thrown in just for variety.



download program (143MB, 2 hrs 36 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Gal Costa: “Que Pena” – Gal Costa (1969) (Philips)
Mallu Magalhães: “You Know You’ve Got It” – The New Brazilian Music, Vol. 3 (BM&A)
Anna Fermin’s Trigger Gospel: “Love Shack” – Poor Little Knitter on the Road (Bloodshot Records)
Meshell Ndegeocello: “House of the Rising Sun” – Pour une âme souveraine (For a sovereign soul) – A dedication to Nina Simone (Naive)
Quantic (featuring Alice Russell): “Pushin’ On” – Pushin’ On (Tru Thoughts)
Melvin Davis: “Find a Quiet Place (and Be Lonely)” – Detroit Soul Ambassador (Vampi Soul)
Johannesburg Street Band: “Awe Mfana” – Hugh Masekela Presents From the Vaults of Chisa 1965-1976 (BBE)
Cesaria Evora: “Besame Mucho” – Great Expectations (Soundtrack) (Atlantic)
Ted Hawkins: “There Stands the Glass” – Songs from Venice Beach (Evidence)
Suzanne Vega: “Freeze Tag” – Suzanne Vega (A&M)
Tetê Espíndola e o Lírio Selvagem: “Na catarata” – Tetê e o Lírio Selvagem (Phillips)
Masters at Work featuring Jocelyn Brown: “I Am the Black Gold of the Sun” – Nuyorican Soul (Talkin’ Loud)
His Name is Alive: “Write My Name in the Groove” – Someday My Blues Will Cover the Earth (4AD)
Loretta Lynn: “Trouble on the Line” – Van Lear Rose (Interscope)
Neko Case: “Margaret vs. Pauline” – Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (ANTI-)
Cat Power: “New York” – Jukebox (Matador)
Sly and the Family Stone: “Dance to the Medley (Music is Alive/Dance In/Music Lover)” – Dance to the Music (Epic)
Aretha Franklin: “Niki Hoeky” – Lady Soul (Atlantic)
John Craig: “Doing My Own Thing” – True Soul: Deep Sounds from the Left of Stax, Vol. 1 (Now Again)
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: “What If We All Stopped Paying Taxes” – Soul Time! (Daptone)
Bettye Lavette: “I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got” – I’ve Got My Own Hell To Raise (ANTI-)
Dee Alexander: “C U on the Other Side (Ode to “Light” Henry Huff)” – Wild is the Wind (Blujazz)
Billie Holiday: “Let’s Do It” – Smithsonian American Songbook: Cole Porter (Smithsonian Collection)
Letta Mbulu: “What’s Wrong With Groovin’?” – What’s Wrong With Groovin’? (Jazzman)
Elis Regina: “Watch What Happens” – In London (Philips)
Betty Wright: “Good Lovin’” – Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label (Numero Group)
Edith Frost: “Walk on the Fire” – Demos (Comfort Stand)
Precious Bryant: “You Can Have My Husband” – The Truth (Terminus )
Wanda Jackson: “Fujiyama Mama” – Vintage Collections (Capitol)
Dave Burrell & Leena Conquest: “Black Robert” – Rome, December 4th, 2008 (Inconstant Sol)
Max Roach with Abbey Lincoln: “Mendacity” – Percussion Bitter Sweet (Impulse)
Neneh Cherry and the Thing: “Sudden Moment” – Cherry Thing (Smalltown Supersound)
DKV Trio: “The Thing” – Trigonometry (Okkadisk)
Nyabinghi Drum Choir: “Jamaican Anthem” – Velvet Drum Meditations (Arawak)