WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2014-11-04

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-6). 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).

I still really love this Haiti Direct comp and would love pointers to more old school Haitian music like that. Note the not-so-clever pairing of “007” with “I’m the Magnificent,” which sampled it. Plenty of other good stuff this week — what catches your ear?



download program (135MB, 2 hrs 27 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Ibo Combo: “Ti Garçon” – Haiti Direct – Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds, 1960-1978 (Strut)
The Fatback Band feat. Johnny King: “Keep On Brother Keep On” – The Sound of Funk 4 (Goldmine )
The Meters: “Just Kissed My Baby” – New Orleans Funk (Soul Jazz)
Jamo Thomas: “I Spy (For the FBI)” – Thomas 303 – 7″ (Thomas )
Desmond Dekker: “007 (Shanty Town)” – Rockin’ Steady: The Best Of Desmond Dekker (Rhino)
Special Ed: “I’m the Magnificent” – Youngest in Charge (Profile)
SDV Swing Band: “Taxi Jive 6 No. 2” – 78 Revolutions Per Minute — Majuba Jazz from Mra to Bra v. 1 (Electric Jive)
Homero y su Combo, Pacho Galan, La Sonora Curro: “Oye Negra” – Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound Of Colombia 1962 – 72 (Soundway)
Voices of Darkness: “Mota Ginya” – Nigeria Disco Funk Special: The Sound of the Underground Lagos Dancefloor 1974-79 (Soundway)
Public Enemy: “Show ’em Whatcha Got” – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (Def Jam)
Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro: “I Just Fell In Love Again” – Tradition in Transition (Tru Thoughts)
Staple Singers: “We the People” – Be Altitude: Respect Yourself (Stax)
Mulatu Astatke & the Heliocentrics: “Chik Chikka” – Inspiration Information 3 (Strut)
Bobby Womack: “No Money in my Pocket” – Fly Me to the Moon (Universal)
Wanda Jackson: “Dust on the Bible” – The Party Ain’t Over (Third Man Records)
The Soul Stirrers: “Jesus Gave Me Water” – Jesus Gave Me Water (Specialty)
The Seniorlites: “Lay Down Body” – Wade in the Water, Vol. 2: African-American Congregational Singing (Smithsonian Folkways)
Bernice McClellan & Congregation: “What Do You Think about Jesus? (He’s All Right)” – Sounds of the South: A Musical Journey from the Georgia Sea Islands to the Mississippi Delta (Atlantic)
Def Jef: “Droppin’ Rhymes on Drums” – Just a Poet with a Soul (Delicious Vinyl)
The Budos Band: “Tomahawk” – Burnt Offering (Daptone)
Powerhouse Sound: “Acid Scratch” – Overlap (Laurence Family)
My Baby: “Shameless” – Loves Voodoo! (Embrace)
Roscoe Robinson: “We Got a Good Thing Going” – From Chicago to Shreveport: Deep Soul, Vol. 1 (Fuel)
Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty: “You’re the Reason (our kids are ugly)” – Honky Tonk Girl: The Loretta Lynn Collection (MCA Nashville)
Willie & Paul: “Khosi” – Umakoti Ka Themba (HMV)
Johnny Dyani: “Portrait of Mosa Gwangwa” – Angolian Cry (Steeplechase)
Chris McGregor: “Mngqusho” – In His Good Time (Ogun)
Mark Helias: “Pacific Rim” – Loopin’ the Cool (Enja)
Digital Primitives: “Intertwined” – Soul Searchin’ (Hopscotch)
Tomeka Reid: “O, Number I (Don Baum)” – Soundtrack to Hairy Who & the Chicago Imagists (Corbett vs Dempsey/Pentimenti)
Tomeka Reid: “Double Take (Sarah Canright)” – Soundtrack to Hairy Who & the Chicago Imagists (Corbett vs Dempsey/Pentimenti)
Philly Joe Jones Big Band Sounds: “Cherokee” – Drums around the World (Riverside)
Oliver Lake Quintet: “245” – Dedicated to Dolphy (Black Saint)
Henry Threadgill Sextett: “The Devil is on the Loose and Dancin’ With a Monkey” – Rag, Bush and All (Novus)
Pachora: “Rebetiki” – Ast (Knitting Factory Works)