WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2014-09-02

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).

Groovy jazz, afrobeat, afropop, salsa and then some Woody Guthrie to keep you on your toes.



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Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Dudu Pukwana: “Ducking Darkness” – Black Horse (Black Lion)
John Christensen & Arild Andersen: “Graffiti” – Aérien Voyage : Rare And Unreleased Grooves And Fusion Jazz From Norway (Melodisc)
Lee Fields: “Watch That Man” – Let’s Get a Groove On (Desco Records)
Kashmere Stage Band: “Getting It Out of My System” – Texas Thunder Soul 1968-1974 (Now-Again Records)
Sly and the Family Stone: “Let Me Have It All” – Fresh (Epic)
Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo de Cotonou: “Iya Me Dji Ki Bi Ni” – “The Vodoun Effect” 1972-1975 Funk & Sato from Benin´s Obscure Labels (Analog Africa)
Ebo Taylor Jr. & Wuta Waziri: “Mondo Soul Funky” – Ghana Soundz: Afro-Beat. Funk & Fusion in 70’s Ghana Vol. 2 (Soundway)
The Elcados: “Chokoi & Oreje” – The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria (Soundway)
Le Super Borgou de Parakou: “Abere Klouklou (Cavacha Dendi)” – The Bariba Sound 1970-1976 (Analog Africa)
Orchestre Makassy: “Athumani Pt. 2” – Legends of East Africa (ARC Music)
Laba Sosseh & Liwanza Band: “El Guaguanco” – Formidable Laba Sosseh: Special Liwanza Band) (Sacodisc)
Tambo: “Muñeco” – Subway Salsa: The Montuno Records Story (Vampisoul)
Joe Houston: “La Paloma Twist” – Twisting In Orbit (Crown)
The Heliocentrics: “Space Time Girl” – Fallen Angels – the Singles Collection (Now-Again Records)
Caetano Veloso: “Shoot Me Dead” – Caetano Veloso (1971) (Polygram)
El Michels Affair: “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” – Enter the 37th Chamber (Fat Beats)
Johnny Osbourne: “We Need Love” – 100% Dynamite (Soul Jazz)
Zed Nkabinde: “Inkonjane Jive” – Next Stop… Soweto, v. 1: Township Sounds From The Golden Age Of Mbaqanga (Strut)
Chris McGregor and the South African Exiles’ Thunderbolt: “Mra” – Thunderbolt (Popular African Music)
Woody Guthrie: “Mean Talkin’ Blues” – Hard Travelin’: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 3 (Smithsonian Folkways)
Mississippi John Hurt: “Nobody’s Dirty Business” – The Greatest Songsters 1927-29 (Document)
Ebenezer Calender and his Maringar Band: “Fire Fire Fire” – Marvellous Boy: Calypso from West Africa (Honest Jon’s)
Richard “Rabbit” Brown: “James Alley Blues” – The Anthology of American Folk Music (Smithsonian Folkways)
The Soul Stirrers: “Glory Glory, Hallelujah” – Good News (Proper)
Oliver Nelson: “Ostinato” – Meet Oliver Nelson (Original Jazz Classics)
Randy Weston: “Hold ‘Em Joe” – Jazz a la Bohemia (Original Jazz Classics)
Bar Kokhba Sextet: “Idalah Abal” – 50th Birthday Celebration, vol. 11 (Tzadik)
Irene Schweizer/Hamid Drake/Fred Anderson: “Schwandrake” – Willisau & Taktlos (Intakt Records)