WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2013-02-05

“Conference of the Birds” is my weekly radio program on WNUR-FM. It airs on Tuesdays from 5-7:30 am Chicago time (UTC-6). 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).

No theme this week. In the moment, it felt like there were some inspired transitions and surprises. I wonder if anyone else will notice (or if I’ll even hear it the same way when I listen again…) Let me know what you hear!



download program (144MB, 2 hrs 37 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe: “Oyolima” – The Rough Guide to Music of Nigeria and Ghana (Rough Guides)
Desmond Dekker: “It Is Not Easy” – Rockin’ Steady: The Best of Desmond Dekker (Rhino)
Duke Ellington: “Ad Lib on Nippon” – The Far East Suite (Bluebird)
Baden Powell: “Fetinha Pro Poeta” – O Universo Musical De Baden Powell (Sunny Side)
Lloyd Miller & the Heliocentrics: “Nava” – Lloyd Miller & the Heliocentrics (Strut)
The Soul Stirrers: “Why Am I Treated So Bad” – Chicago Soul – Electric Blues, Funk and Soul : The New Sound of Chicago (Soul Jazz)
Mission of Burma: “Academy Fight Song” – Signals, Calls and Marches (Rykodisc)
Massak: “B.L.A. Pt. 1” – Soul Fire: The Majestic Collection (Soul Fire)
Steinski: “Funk Construction (Prodigal Son Mix)” – What Does It All Mean? – 1983-2006 Retrospective (Illegal Art)
Mr. Lif: “Ol’ Crew” – Superrappin’ Vol. 2 (Groove Attack)
Rawcotiks: “Hardcore Hip Hop” – Hip Hop Forever (BBE)
Ralph “Soul” Jackson: “Match Box” – The Birmingham Sound: Soul of Neal Hemphill Vol. 2 (Rabbit Factory)
Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo: “Pardon” – Cotonou Club (Strut)
The Soul Giants: “Pinese’s Dance” – Next Stop … Soweto Vol. 3: Giants, Ministers And Makers: Jazz In South Africa 1963-1984 (Strut)
Sun Ra: “Kingdom of Not” – SuperSonic Jazz (Evidence)
Aretha Franklin: “Groovin’” – Lady Soul (Atlantic)
Washington Phillips: “What Are They Doing in Heaven Today?” – I Am Born to Preach the Gospel (Yazoo)
Herculaneum: “Meridian” – Olives and Orchids (EF)
Matana Roberts, Josh Abrams & Chad Taylor: “Equally Strong” – Sticks and Stones (482 Music)
Gene Anderson: “The Loneliest One” – Quantic Presents: The World’s Rarest Funk 45s (Jazzman)
The Special AKA: “Nelson Mandela” – The 2 Tone Collection: A Checkered Past (2 Tone)
Burning Spear: “Brain Food (Give Me)” – Marcus Garvey / Garvey’s Ghost (Mango)
Rudresh Mahanthappa & Kadri Gopalnath: “Snake!” – Kinsmen (Pi)
Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali: “One and Only One” – Day of Colours (Real World)
Thong Phetdala with Ta’ Chan: “Teum (Song) with Sngkuul (Mouth Organ)” – Bamboo on the Mountains: Kmhmu Highlanders from Southeast Asia and the United States (Smithsonian Folkways)
Tema Tres: “Felicidade Aconteceu” – Tema Tres (Atonal)
Keshavan Maslak/Katsuyuki Itakura: “Same Thing with Palm Trees” – Excuse Me, Mr. Satie (Leo)
The Vandermark Five: “Vehicle (for Magnus Broo)” – The Color of Memory (Atavistic)
Bassdrumbone: “A Cuppa” – The Line Up (Clean Feed)
Woody Shaw: “Organ Grinder” – Woody Plays Woody (High Note)

2 thoughts on “WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2013-02-05

  1. Hi,
    That’s a very eclectic program indeed.
    I have a question though. What is the afro sample on Steinski: “Funk Construction (Prodigal Son Mix)”?

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