WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2014-04-15

WNUR 2014 T-Shirt design“Conference of the Birds” is my weekly radio program on WNUR-FM. It airs on Tuesdays from 5-7:30 am Chicago time (UTC-). 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).

For a tax day show, I couldn’t help but play a few thematic tunes. Also a couple acknowledging the bizarre snowfall from the day before.



download program (145MB, 2 hrs 38  min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Junior Parker: “The Taxman” – The Outside Man (Capitol)
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: “What If We All Stopped Paying Taxes” – Daptone Sampler (Daptone)
Fred Wesley & the JBs: “I’m Paying Taxes, What Am I Buying?” – James Brown’s Funky People, Part 2 (Polydor)
Bobby Rush: “Bowlegged Woman” – Light: On the South Side – Pepper’s Jukebox (Numero Group)
The Intrigues: “I’m Gonna Love You” – In a Moment (Yew)
The Bamboos: “Like Tears in Rain” – 4 (Tru Thoughts)
Manual B Holcolm: “I Stayed Away Too Long” – Searching For Soul: Rare & Classic Soul, Funk, and Jazz From Michigan 1968-1980 (Luv N’ Haight)
The Detroit Sex Machines: “Funky Crawl” – Grazing in the Trash, Vol. 2: The Soul Fire Funk 45 Collection (Soul Fire)
Hank Penny: “Taxes Taxes” – Crazy Rhythm: the Standard Transcriptions (Bloodshot Revival)
Loretta Lynn: “The Shoe Goes on the Other Foot Tonight” – Honky Tonk Girl: The Loretta Lynn Collection (MCA Nashville)
Wanda Jackson: “Why I’m Walkin’” – Vintage Collections (Capitol Records Nashville)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe: “Strange Things Happening Every Day” – Goodbye, Babylon (Dust to Digital)
Mississippi Nightingales: “Don’t Let Him Ride” – Fire in My Bones: Raw + Rare + Otherworldly African-American Gospel, 1944-2007 (Tompkins Square)
Ndlovu Brothers: “Anilale Namhla” – Soul Safari presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz (1940-1960) (Soul Safari)
Hugh Masekela: “Sharpville” – Grrr (Verve)
Miriam Makeba: “For What It’s Worth” – Keep Me in Mind (Reprise)
Roland Alphonso: “A Shot in the Dark” – Ska-ra-van: Top Sounds From Top Deck, Vol. 1 (Westside)
Up, Bustle and Out: “Peñalver, El Hombre” – Master Sessions 2 (Ninja Tune)
Tlahoun Gèssèssè: “Kulum mankwalesh ’73” – Éthiopiques 17 (Buda musique)
Lashio Thien Aung: “A Girl Among Girls” – Guitars of the Golden Triangle: Folk and Pop Music of Myanmar Vol. 2 (Sublime Frequencies)
Babatunde Olatunji: “O-Wa” – Soul Makossa (Paramount)
Herbert Misango: “Wazee Wa Kisa” – Before Benga, Vol. 1: Kenya Dry (Original Music)
Kékélé: “Yo Odeconer” – Kinavana (Stern’s Africa)
David Holland Quintet: “Lucky Seven” – Critical Mass (Dare2)
Walt Dickerson: “Death and Taxes” – This Is Walt Dickerson! (Original Jazz Classics)
Rob Reddy’s Gift Horse: “A Hundred Jumping Devils” – A Hundred Jumping Devils (Reddy Music)
Don Ewell and Baby Dodds: “Manhattan Stomp” – Jazz à la Creole (G.H.B. Records)
Vandermark Five Special Edition: “New Weather” – The Horse Jumps & the Ship is Gone (Not Two)
The Blue Notes: “Wish You Sunshine” – Before the Wind Changes (Ogun)
DKV Trio: “Chicago, December 29, 2010: Part 4B” – Past Present (Not Two)
Sun Ra: “Springtime in Chicago” – SuperSonic Jazz (Evidence)