WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2013-02-26

“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).

I was tired and uninspired when I was assembling music for the show, but then in the moment, I think it came out pretty well after all. But hear for yourself…



download program (137MB, 2 hrs 29 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Al Bowlly with Roy Fox and his Orchestra: “Guilty” – Amélie soundtrack (Virgin)
Art Galbraith: “Lay Your Good Money Down” – The Art of Traditional Fiddle (Rounder)
Tin Hat Trio: “Scrap” – Helium (Blue Note)
Kent Carter String Trio: “Pulapka” – Intersections (Emanem)
Hamiet Bluiett & Concept: “Oleo” – Live at Carlos 1 (Just a Memory)
School Days: “What About (for Bobby Hutcherson)” – In Our Times (Okkadisk)
Arsenio Rodriguez: “Que Mal Es Querer” – La Pachanga (Tico)
Bolita y Su Tentacion: “Descarga Tentacion” – Panama!: Latin, Calypso and Funk On the Isthmus 1965-75 (Soundway)
Ida Sands: “Start All Over Again” – Ol’ Virginia Soul – Encore! 1965-75 (Arcania)
Curtis Knight: “Hi-Low” – Down In The Village (Paramount)
Syl Johnson: “Right On” – Chicago Twinight Soul (Numero Group)
Ohio Players: “Players Balling (Players Doin’ Their Own Thing)” – Pain (Westbound)
Pearson Kapeni: “Akazi Aku Dowa” – Origins of Guitar Music in Southern Congo & Northern Zambia 1950, ’51, ’52, ’57, ’58 (Sharp Wood)
Bentho Gustave Titiou & l’International Poly Rhythmo: “So Ke Mi” – Le Disque d’Or (Libert)
Oumou Sangare: “Wele Wele Wintou” – Seya (Nonesuch)
Johannesburg Street Band: “Whats the Matter Zulu?” – Dancin’ in the Streets (Uni)
Manu Dibango: “Je Veux Etre Noir” – Africadelic: The Best Of Manu Dibango (Mercury)
Nneka: “Africans” – Concrete Jungle (Decon)
Rafi Malkiel: “Eden Rain” – Water (Tzadik)
Mighty Sparrow: “Simpson (the Funeral Agency Man)” – Volume Four (Ice)
Lucho Yepez: “La Gaita del Pato” – The Original Sound of Cumbia (Soundway)
Asylum Street Spankers: “Winning the War on Drugs” – Spanker Madness (Yellow Dog Records)
The Carter Family: “Engine One-Forty-Three” – 1927-1934 (JSP)
Hambone Willie Newbern: “She Could Toodle-oo” – The Greatest Songsters: Complete Works (1927-1929) (Document)
Rudresh Mahanthappa: “Play It Again Sam” – Codebook (Pi)
Brother Ah: “Boundless Rhythm” – Move Ever Onward (Ikef)
Hal Russell: “Lost Or?” – NRG Ensemble (Nessa)
Billy Hart: “Tolli’s Dance” – All Our Reasons (ECM)
Ben Goldberg: “xcpf” – Unfold Ordinary Mind (BAG Production Records)