WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2014-11-18

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).

A couple of “Taxi Drivers”, a handful of Brazilian music and lots of jazz. This show’s playlist goes on past the end of the recorded archive, since Stephen wasn’t able to make his show and I stayed a little extra. The archive fades out during the String Trio of New York track.



download program (144MB, 2 hrs 37 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Mississippi John Hurt: “Spike Driver Blues” – The Greatest Songsters: Complete Works (1927-1929) (Document)
Charlie Parr: “Hogkill Blues” – 1922 (self-released)
John Kirby: “Keep Smilin’” – John Kirby and his Orchestra 1941-1943 (Classics)
Alick Nkhata: “Taxi Driver” – Shalapo and other Love Songs (Retroafric)
Mlimani Park Orchestra: “Taxi Driver” – Zanzibara 5: Hot In Dar (The Sound of Tanzania 1978-1983) (Buda Musique)
Orchestra les Noirs: “Sikiya Sauce pts 1 & 2” – African Serenades, vol. 35 – Cheeku (Matsuli Music)
Father’s Children: “Phoney People” – Eccentric Soul: A Red Black & Green Production (Numero Group)
Isaar França: “Onda Vem, Onda Vai” – ()
Mavis Staples: “99 and ½” – Eyes on the Prize (Anti-)
Uncredited: “Wade with Me / Wade in the Water” – Movement Soul (ESP Disk)
Marisa Monte: “Para mais ninguém” – Universo ao Meu Redor (EMI Europe)
Márcio Local: “Samba Sem Nenhum Problema” – Says Don Day Don Dree Don Don (Luaka Bop)
Os Lobos: “O Homem de Neanderthal” – Miragem (Top Tape)
Marcia Ball: “That’s Enough of that Stuff” – Doctors, Professors, Kings & Queens (Shout Factory)
Art Neville: “Belle Amie” – His Specialty Recordings 1956 – 58 (Specialty)
The Skatalites: “Herb Man Dub” – 200% Dynamite (Soul Jazz)
The Heptones: “Tripe Girl” – The Meaning of Life: The Best of the Heptones 1966-1976 (Trojan Records)
Poets of Rhythm: “Moira” – Discern / Define (Ninja Tune)
Laba Sosseh & Liwanza Band: “Prepare Candela” – Lassissi présente a formidable Laba Sosseh – Special Liwanza Band (Sacodis)
Sounds of Soweto: “Mama Ndiyalila” – How Long Must we Suffer? (Misereor)
Abdullah Ibrahim: “Calypso Minor” – Cape Town Songs: The Very Best of Abdullah Ibrahim (Nascente)
Dudu Pukwana: “Hidden Spirits” – Black Horse (Black Lion)
Chris McGregor: “Kwa Tebugo” – Sea Breezes: Solo Piano, Live in Durban 1987 (Fledg’ling Records)
Sun Ra: “Soft Talk” – Super-Sonic Jazz (El Saturn Records)
Steve Lacy: “Virgin Jungle” – The Door (Novus)
Sinéad O’Connor: “You Do Something to Me” – Red Hot + Blue ()
Available Jelly: “The Little Pieces – Blee” – Monuments (Ramboy Recordings)
ICP Orchestra: “Criss Cross” – Two Programs: The Icp Orchestra Performs Nichols – Monk (ICP)
Albert Ayler: “Bells” – Love Cry (Impulse)
Ismet Siral and Friends: “Oy” – Creative Music Studio: Archive Selections, Vol. 1 (Innova)
Szilárd Mezei Quintet: “Uncia” – Cerkno (Leo Records)
Kent Carter String Trio: “Our Waltz” – The Willisau Suites (Emanem)
String Trio of New York: “Frozen Ropes” – Faze Phour: A Twenty Year Retrospective (Black Saint)
Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Strings: “Crossroads” – Renegades (Delmark)
Paul Giallorenzo’s GitGo: “Roscoe Far I” – Force Majeure (Delmark)
Cat Island Mites and Dicey Doh Singers: “We Bid You Goodnight” – The Bahamas: Islands of Song (Smithsonian Folkways)
Alice Coltrane: “Blue Nile” – Ptah the El Daoud (Impulse)