WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2013-03-05

“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).

Sorry to report, this show came in the midst of some unreliable times for the WNUR stream, so you’ll either have to imagine it for yourself or maybe if there’s a lot of clamor, I can produce a “synthetic” archive without the narrative. I actually think it was a pretty good show, but you’ll have to take my word for it.


Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)

Digable Planets: “The Art of Easing” – Blowout Comb (Pendulum)
The Heliocentrics: “Before I Die” – Out There (Out There)
Francis Bebey: “Sassandra” – Akwaaba (Original Music)
Trevor Watts’ Moire Music Drum Orchestra: “Otublohu” – A Wider Embrace (ECM)
The Elcados: “Chokoi & Oreje” – The World Ends Afro Rock and Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria (Soundway)
Le Super Borgou de Parakou: “Aske” – The Bariba Sound 1970-1976 (Analog Africa)
The Uhuru Dance Band: “Yahyia Mu” – Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Ghanaian Blue 1968-81 (Soundway)
Thu Zahina: “La mama la préférée” – Coup De Chapeau: The New Wave hits Kinshasa, 1969-74 (Retroafric)
Losta Abelo: “Maneno” – African Acoustic: Guitar Songs from Tanzania, Zambia and Zaire (Original Music)
Richard “Rabbit” Brown: “I’m Not Jealous” – The Greatest Songsters: Complete Works (1927-29) (Document)
Henry Spaulding: “Cairo Blues” – American Primitive, Vol. II: Pre-War Revenants (1897-1939) (Revenant)
Prisoners at the Ramsey and Retrieve State Farms, Texas: “Let Your Hammer Ring” – Negro Prison Camp Worksongs (Smithsonian Folkways)
The Middle Georgia Singing Convention No. 1: “This Song of Love” – Anthology of American Folk Music (Smithsonian Folkways)
Blue Sky Boys: “Come to the Savior” – Goodbye, Babylon (Dust to Digital)
The Flying Burrito Brothers: “Sin City” – The Gilded Palace of Sin (A&M)
Brother Woodman & the Chanters: “Watts” – Central Rocks! The Central Avenue Scene 1951-58, Vol. 2 (Ace)
Johnny Otis Show: “Country Girl” – Watts Funky (Beat Goes Public)
Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band: “Ninety Day Cycle People” – Express Yourself: The Best of Charles Wright (Warner Archive)
The Soul Survivors: “Expressway to your Heart” – Beg, Scream & Shout: The Big Ol’ Box of ’60s Soul (Rhino)
Mavis Staples: “That’s the Way Love Is” – Only for the Lonely (Stax)
Yvonne Carroll: “Mister Loveman” – Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found: One Kiss Can Lead to Another (Rhino)
João Donato: “Samba de Orfeu” – The New Sound of Brazil (BMG)
Oliver Nelson: “Message” – Afro/American Sketches (Original Jazz Classics)
Karl E.H. Siegfried: “Roswell (for Roswell Rudd)” – Portrait of Jack Johnson (Imaginary Chicago)
Abdullah Ibrahim: “THE MOON” – African Piano (ECM)
Rova: “Swapmeet! Swapmeet!” – From the Bureau of Both (Black Saint)
Julius Hemphill & Abdul Wadud: “”C”” – Oakland Duets (Music & Arts)
Arsenio Rodriguez: “Ven Mi Mora” – Arsenio Dice (Tico)

2 thoughts on “WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2013-03-05

  1. yes, unfortunately there were problems with the WNUR stream service when I was on the air. Fortunately, there are over 200 other shows you can listen to until the new one is up :)

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