WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2014-08-19

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-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).

This week’s show went long, so the playlist includes stuff you can’t hear on the archive—which cuts just as Leo Smith’s “Who Killed David Walker?” is getting rolling. But there’s still plenty of great stuff, enough that at least one listener was motivated to enthusiastically call in. Hear for yourself.



download program (147MB, 2 hrs 40 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Black Santiagos: “Bani Wo Dzo” – Ignace De Souza: the Great Unknowns (Original Music)
The Bar-Kays: “Knucklehead” – The Complete Stax-Volt Singles (Atlantic)
Alemayehu Eshete: “Tènagèri” – Ethiopiques, Vol. 22: More Vintage! 1972-1974 (Buda Musique)
Balla et ses Balladins: “Paulette” – Reminiscin’ In Tempo With Balla Et Ses Balladins (Popular African Music)
Cymande: “The Message” – Cymande (Janus Records)
Nostalgia 77: “After Ararat” – The Garden (Tru Thoughts )
Chip Willis and Double Exposure: “I’m Gonna Gitcha” – Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label (Numero Group)
Orchestre GO Malebo: “Likambo ya Supa” – African Serenades 29 (Cheeku) (Matsuli Music)
Tito Puente: “Ran Kan Kan” – Mambo Birdland (RMM Records)
Gato Barbieri: “Mate” – Latino America (Impulse)
Hedzoleh Sounds: “Hearts Ne Kotoko” – Hedzoleh Sounds (Soundway)
The Rhythm Devils: “Trenches” – The Apocalypse Now Sessions (Ryko Analogue)
Rev. Louis Overstreet: “Believe on Me” – His Guitar, His Sons And The Congregation Of St. Luke’s Powerhouse Church Of God In Christ (Arhoolie)
Assagai: “Barazinbar” – Assagai (Philips)
Blackalicious: “The Fabulous Ones” – Nia (Quannum Projects)
Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra: “Friday the 13th” – Music And Rhythm (Ubiquity)
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound: “Alright” – Beat Of Our Own Drum (Vampi Soul)
The Music Company: “The Word” – Rubber Soul Jazz (Ace)
Ivan “Boogaloo Joe” Jones: “Hoochie Coo Chickie” – Acid Jazz, Vol. 1 (BGP )
Sensational Skylights: “Jesus is Sweet to Me” – Fire in My Bones: Raw, Rare & Otherworldly African-American Gospel, 1944-2007 (Tompkins Square)
James Chance and the Contortions: “Contort Yourself” – Irresistible Impulse (Tiger Style)
fIREHOSE: “It Matters” – Ragin’ Full On (SST)
Michael Columbia: “T.E. Lawrence” – Stay Hard (Alabaster)
John Tchicai Charlie Kohlhase Quintet: “Scholer’s Fountain of Life” – Life Overflowing (Nada)
Geof Bradfield: “Contemplation” – Rule of Three (Liberated Zone)
The Benny Goodman Sextet with Charlie Christian: “As Long as I Live” – Genius of the Electric Guitar (Columbia)
Roy Eldridge: “The Gasser” – After You’ve Gone (Decca/GRP)
Chucho Valdes: “Rhapsody in Blue” – Briyumba Palo Congo (Blue Note)
Oliver Nelson: “Blues O’Mighty” – More Blues and the Abstract Truth (Impulse)
Mark Dresser & Susie Ibarra: “Tone Time” – Tone Time (Wobbly Rail)
Pachora: “Bushka Lounge” – Astereotypical (Winter & Winter)
Per “Texas” Johansson: “Lidkoping” – Alla Mina Kompisar (EMI Svenska)
Graham Reynolds: “Old King Dooji” – Duke! Three Portraits of Ellington (Innova)
Leo Smith: “Who Killed David Walker?” – Procession of the Great Ancestry (Nessa)
Sticks and Stones: “Colonial Mentality” – Shed Grace (Thrill Jockey)
Johnny Dyani: “Wish You Sunshine” – Song for Biko (Steeplechase)
Spaceways Incorporated: “You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks / Hit it and Quit It” – Thirteen Cosmic Standards by Sun Ra & Funkadelic (Atavistic)
Triptych Myth: “Susan” – Triptych Myth (Hopscotch Records)
Mark Helias: “Hung Over Easy” – Loopin’ the Cool (Enja Records)
Thelonious Monk Quartet: “Bye-Ya” – Monk’s Dream (Columbia)
Vijay Iyer: “Human Nature” – Solo (The ACT Company)
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society: “Brooklyn Babylon: the Neighborhood” – Brooklyn Babylon (New Amsterdam Records)
Eri Yamamoto Trio: “Dark Blue Sky” – The Next Page (AUM Fidelity)