WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2013-10-01

“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).

We begin this week with a slightly belated celebration of Curtis Mayfield day (September 29, according to Illinois Governor Pat Quinn), in both his own recordings and those of other folks doing his compositions.

The next block, by request of faithful listener #1, was a handful of tunes to commemorate the opening of the ACA health exchanges. That turned out to be a pretty eclectic few sets!

Then to wrap it up, just a bunch of stuff, mostly but not exclusively jazz.



download program (142MB, 2 hrs 35 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Baby Huey and the Babysitters: “Running (mono edit)” – The Baby Huey Story (Water)
Milton Henry: “Gypsy Woman” – Darker than Blue: Soul from Jamdown 1973-1980 (Blood and Fire)
Curtis Mayfield: “The Making of You” – Curtis/Live! (Curtom)
John Legend & the Roots: “Hard Times” – Wake Up! (Columbia)
The Impressions: “Wade In the Water” – The Complete A & B Sides 1961-1968 (Fontana)
Lloyd Charmers: “Darker than Blue” – Darker than Blue: Soul from Jamdown 1973-1980 (Blood and Fire)
William Parker: “I Plan to Stay a Believer” – I Plan to Stay a Believer: the Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield (AUM Fidelity)
The Impressions: “Check Out Your Mind!” – Check Out Your Mind! (Rhino)
Hot 8 Brass Band: “Sexual Healing” – Brass Bands and Mardi Gras Indians (unknown)
Art Neville and Larry Williams: “Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu” – His Specialty Recordings: 1956-58 (Specialty )
Aretha Franklin: “Dr. Feelgood” – Live at Fillmore West (Atlantic)
Katherine Baker: “I Helped You, Sick Man, When You Were Down and Out” – I Can’t Be Satisfied, Vol. 2- Town: Early American Women Blues Singers-Town & Country Classic Recordings from the 1920s (Yazoo)
Elder Curry and Congregation: “Memphis Flu” – Goodbye, Babylon (Dust to Digital)
Eric (Show Boy) Akaeze & his Akazas: “Healthy Be Richman” – Money No Be Sand (Original Music)
Hank Williams: “Lovesick Blues” – The Ultimate Collection (Mercury Nashville)
Gang Starr: “Love Sick” – Step in the Arena (Virgin)
Dr. Octagon: “Dr. Octagon” – Dr. Octagonecologyst (DreamWorks Records)
The Faint: “Take Me To The Hospital” – Saddle Creek 50 (Saddle Creek)
Trombone Shorty: “The Cure” – Backatown (Verve Forecast)
The Cure: “The Blood” – The Head on the Door (Elektra)
Sun Ra: “Medicine for a Nightmare (alternate take)” – The Singles (Evidence)
Gene Harris: “Higga Boom” – Blue Break Beats, Vol. 2 (Blue Note)
Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra: “Italian Stallion” – Music and Rhythm (Ubiquity)
Monguito El Unico: “Mentiras Criolla” – International (Fania)
Orchestra Vijana Jazz: “Shemeji” – Featuring Mary Maria (Ahadi)
Jorge Ben: “Charles, Anjo 45” – Jorge Ben (Dusty Groove America)
Golden Gate Quartet: “Job” – Travelin’ Shoes (RCA/Bluebird)
Lee Morgan: “The Hearing” – Expoobident (Blue Note)
Stan Getz: “Charade” – Reflections (Verve)
Ethan Iverson/Lee Konitz/Larry Grenadier/Jorge Rossy: “Blueberry Ice Cream take 1” – Costumes are Mandatory (High Note)
William Parker Organ Quartet: “The Struggle” – Uncle Joe’s Spirit House (AUM Fidelity)
Ken Field: “Sensorium” – Sensorium: Music for Dance & Film (Innova)
Jimmy Giuffre 3: “Come Rain or Come Shine” – The Easy Way (Verve)