WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2012-10-30

“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).

Today’s show was just a hodge-podge of this and that until a regular listener called with the sad news that Terry Callier had passed away on Sunday. I was happy to play a mini-set in his honor.



download program (146MB, 2 hrs 39 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Osvaldinho Da Cuica e Grupo Vai-Vai: “Vendaval” – Vamos Sambar (Discos Marcus Pereira )
Sookie: “Rhythm on Rhythm” – Rare Afro & Caribbean Funk Volume 2 (Mokili Productions)
Kashmere Stage Band: “Zero Point (lp version)” – Texas Thunder Soul 1968-1874 (Now Again)
Lord Rhaburn: “Reggae Clean 1” – Digital Digs (Numero Group)
Cannon’s Jug Stompers: “Minglewood Blues” – Anthology of American Folk Music (Smithsonian Folkways)
Clifton Chenier: “Zodico Stomp” – Bayou Blues (Specialty)
Eliades Ochoa y Cuarteto Patria: “Carino falso” – Sublime (Higher Octave)
Sufi Brotherhods & Street musicians, Tarodannt, Morocco: “Second Guerrera” – Dances And Trances: Sufi Rites And Berber Music From Tarodannt Morocco (World Arbiter)
Talip Ozkan: “Karsilama” – The Dark Fire (Axiom)
Anouar Brahem: “Galilee Mon Amour” – The Astounding Eyes of Rita (ECM)
Evan Lurie: “The Orderly Retreat” – Selling Water By The Side of the River (Antilles)
Gato Barbieri & Dollar Brand: “Yes Lord” – Freedom Rhythm & Sound: Revolutionary Jazz & the Civil Rights Movement 1963-82 (Soul Jazz)
John Zorn: “Mystic Circles” – The Dreamers (Tzadik)
Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie: “When the Levee Breaks” – Roots of Rock (Yazoo)
Washington White: “I am in the Heavenly Way” – Goodbye, Babylon (Dust to Digital)
Sister Goldia Haynes: “The Truth in the Gospel” – Fire In My Bones (Tompkins Square)
Kahil El’ Zabar Trio: “The Ebullient Duke” – Love Outside of Dreams (Delmark)
Terry Callier: “Work Song” – Live at Mother Blues, 1964 (Premonition)
Terry Callier: “Holdin’ On” – TC in DC (Premonition)
Terry Callier: “Can’t Catch the Trane” – First Light: Chicago 1969-71 (Premonition)
Terry Callier: “Johnny Be Gay” – Live at Mother Blues, 1964 (Premonition)
Ted Curson: “Falling in Love with Love” – Plays Fire Down Below (Prestige)
Fred Anderson & Hamid Drake: “Black Women (For Beatrice Anderson and Amelia Drake)” – Back Together Again (Thrill Jockey)
Glenn Kotche: “Monkey Chant” – Mobile (Nonesuch)
Pran: “Jhala” – Raga for the Rainy Season (Sparkling Beatnik Records)
Rova: “Juke Box Värttinä” – The Juke Box Suite (Not Two)