WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2014-12-16

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).

Not really a theme, but this show did happen to have three Cole Porter tunes in it, and a pair of songs in honor of FDR. Otherwise, basically more of the same ol’ Conference of the Birds soul/jazz/funk/afro/caribbean thing. I have no clever story to tell!



download program (144MB, 2 hrs 37 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Sly and the Family Stone: “Babies Makin’ Babies” – Fresh (Epic)
Syl Johnson: “I’ve Got the Real Thing” – Jump, Children! Mississippi (Southern Music Issue #13) (Oxford American)
Wilson Pickett: “99 and a Half Won’t Do” – A Man and a Half: the Best of Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)
Impact All Stars: “Ordinary Version Chapter 3” – Forward the Bass: Dub from Randy’s 1972-1975 (Blood and Fire)
Linton Kwesi Johnson: “Want Fi Goh Rave” – In Concert with the Dub Band (Shanachie)
Desmond Dekker: “Warlock” – Rockin’ Steady: The Best of Desmond Dekker (Rhino)
Betty Everett: “Is There a Chance For Me?” – There’ll Come A Time (UNI)
Bill Withers: “Better Off Dead” – Live at Carnegie Hall (Sussex)
Blo: “Native Doctor” – Chapters and Phases: The Complete Albums, 1973-1975 (RPM-Retro)
Karl Hector and the Malcouns: “Rush Hour” – Sahara Swing (Now-Again)
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles: “Katie Mae” – Mr. Stranger Man (Shanachie)
Slim Willis Band: “I Sayed That” – Light: On the South Side: Pepper’s Jukebox (Numero Group)
The Coasters: “Three Cool Cats” – The Definitive Coasters (History of RnB Records)
A.C. Jones & the Atomic Aces: “Give Me Your Love (instrumental)” – Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio (Numero Group)
The Coctails: “West Couch Place” – The Early Hi-Ball Years (Carrot Top Records)
Gilberto Gil: “Aquele Abraco” – Gilberto Gil (Cérebro Eletrônico) (Philips)
Siba: “Ariana” – Avante (Mais Um Discos)
Calypso King and the Soul Investigators: “Struggling My Way” – Soul Strike! (Soul Fire)
Lena Horne: “It’s All Right with Me” – Stormy Weather: The Legendary Lena (1941-1958) (RCA Bluebird)
Ella Fitzgerald: “Begin the Beguine” – Sings the Cole Porter Songbook (Verve)
The Attila: “Roosevelt in Trinidad” – Roosevelt In Trinidad: Calypsos Of Events, Places, And Personalities 1933-1939 (Rounder)
Willie Eason: “Franklin D. Roosevelt, A Poor Man’s Friend” – Sacred Steel (Arhoolie)
Mance Lipscomb: “Alabama Bound” – Ash Grove: 12/6/1964 (Concert Vault)
Charles Pierce & his Orchestra: “Sister Kate” – Muggsy A-Z: A Portrait of Muggsy Spanier (Upbeat )
Lloyd Miller & the Heliocentrics: “Fantasia, Part 1” – Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics (OST) (Strut)
Bossa 70: “Me Quedo con el Shing-a-Ling” – ¡Gózalo! Bugalú Tropical Vol.3 (Vampi Soul)
Orchestra Super Mazembe: “Mukala Musi” – Giants of East Africa (Earthworks)
Actis Band: “Makeba” – Garibaldi (Leo)
Anthony Brown’s Asian American Jazz Orchestra: “Little Rootie Tootie” – Monk’s Mood (Keeper)
John Coltrane: “I Love You” – Lush Life (Prestige)
Joseph Jarman/Famoudou Don Moye’s Magic Triangle: “Triebhaus Tribal Stomp” – Calypso’s Smile (Southport )
Roy Campbell Pyramid Trio: “Oglala Eclipse” – Ancestral Homeland (No More Records)
Trevor Watts Moire Music Drum Orchestra: “Egugu” – A Wider Embrace (ECM)