WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2014-09-09

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).

No theme in particular, but I left the station feeling pretty good about this week’s show.



download program (142MB, 2 hrs 35 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Wiley and the Checkmates: “Guess You Wouldn’t Know Nothin’ ‘Bout That” – Southern Masters (2009-1) (Oxford American)
The Fabulous Shalimars: “Funky Line Part 1” – The Sound of Funk 4 (Goldmine Soul Supply)
Mavis Staples: “The Choking Kind” – Mavis Staples/Only For The Lonely (Stax)
Grupo Monumental: “Si, Para Usted” – Si, Para Usted: The Funky Beats of Revolutionary Cuba Vol. 1 (Light in the Attic)
Lalo Guerrero y sus Cinco Lobos: “Los Chucos Suaves” – Pachuco Boogie (Arhoolie)
Tabu Ley Rochereau: “Tabalissimo” – The Voice of Lightness (Stern’s Music)
Les Wanyika: “Sina Makosa” – Sina Makosa (Tamasha)
Bahta Gèbrè-Heywèt: “Tèssassatègn Eko” – Éthiopiques 8: Swinging Addis (Buda Musique)
Sroeng Santi: “Baa Baa Buam Buam” – Thai? Dai!: The Heavier Sound of the Luk Thung Underground (Finders Keepers Records)
Sinn Sisamouth & Ros Sereysothea: “Sronoss Oh Jrov” – Sinn Sisamouth (khmermusic.thecoleranch.com/)
Cannonball Adderley Quintet: “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” – “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” Live at the Club (Capitol)
The Three Sounds: “Your Love is Too Much” – Blue Break Beats, Vol. 1 (Blue Note)
Yo La Tengo: “Moby Octopad” – I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One (Matador)
The Bamboos with Lyrics Born: “Turn it Up” – Turn it Up EP (Tru Thoughts)
Bobby Cook & the Explosions: “Untitled” – Local Customs: Downriver Revival (Numero Group)
Eldridge Holmes: “Hump Back” – Saturday Night Fish Fry: New Orleans Funk and Soul (Soul Jazz)
Blo: “Number One” – Chapters, Steps and Phases (LT&T)
Del Jones’ Positive Vibes: “Afro Funkismus” – Del Jones’ Positive Vibes (Hikeka Records)
Betty Wright: “Ooola La” – The Very Best of Betty Wright (Rhino)
Carole King: “It’s Too Late” – Tapestry (Ode)
Mighty Sparrow: “Dear Sparrow” – Volume 4 (Ice Records)
Ramblers International: “Nyame Ne Nhyehee” – The Hit Sound of the Ramblers Dance Band (Flame Tree)
New Orleans Rhythm Kings: “Since We Fell Out of Love” – Muggsy A-Z: A Portrait of Muggsy Spanier (Upbeat)
Kevin O’Donnell’s Quality Six: “Girl from New York City” – Heretic Blues (Delmark)
The Pilgrim Jubilee Singers of Chicago, Illinois: “Steal Away” – Walk On/The Old Ship of Zion (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab)
The Jubilee Hummingbirds: “Stop Laughing at your Fellow Man” – Disturb My Soul: Gospel from Stax Records’ Chalice Label (Ace)
Xavier Cugat Orchestra with Cha Cha Aguilar & Carmen Castillo: “Perfidia” – Bim Bam Bum 1935-1940 (Harlequin)
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: “El Toro” – The Freedom Rider (Blue Note)
Eric Dolphy: “The Baron” – Out There (Original Jazz Classics)
Avishai Cohen: “October 25th” – Introducing Triveni (Anzic)
Thelonious Monk Quartet: “Bright Mississippi” – Monk’s Dream (Columbia)
The Lounge Lizards: “A Paper Bag and the Sun” – Voice of Chunk (Strange and Beautiful Music)
Perfume Azul do Sol: “Calça Velha” – Nascimento (Chantecler)
World Kulintang Institute: “Tagonggo” – 3rd Century Gong/Ensemble Music From The Southern Philippines (World Kulingtan Institute)
Luiz Bonfa: “Saudade Vem Correndo” – Le Roi de la Bossa Nova (Universal)