WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2014-12-23

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).

This show came after we had guests in town for a few days, so I didn’t prepare much, unless you count the Dusty Groove adventure I took with Mike or the other music acquisition of the weekend, some of the fruits of which appear on the show.



download program (143MB, 2 hrs 36 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Billie Holiday: “Mean to Me” – Her Best Recordings: 1935-1942 (Best Of Jazz)
Blossom Dearie: “’Deed I Do” – Blossom Dearie (Verve)
Bessie Smith: “New Orleans Hop Scop Blues” – Empty Bed Blues (Columbia)
Sister Dora Alexander: “Times Done Changed” – Classic Sounds of New Orleans from Smithsonian Folkways (Smithsonian Folkways)
Jelly Roll Morton: “Ungai Hai, the Sign of the Indians” – The Complete Library of Congress Recordings (Rounder)
Uncredited: “Twist and Unemployment” – Zambia ’64: Original Soundtrack Recording (EMI)
Eric Akaeze & his Azagas: “Timber” – Money No Be Sand (1960’s Afro-Lypso / Pidgin Highlife / Afro-Rock / Afro-Soul (Original Music)
Buddy Pipp’s Highlifers: “Ghana Special” – London Is The Place For Me 5 (Latin, Jazz, Calypso & Highlife From Young Black London) (Honest Jon’s)
African Brothers Int’l Band of Ghana: “Medee Beba” – Okwaduo!!! “Wodee Wokoo Na Wonuanom” (Executive)
Caetano Veloso: “Maria Bethânia” – Caetano Veloso (1971) (Polygram)
Gal Costa & Gilberto Gil: “Maria Bethânia / Bota a Mao Nas Cadeiras” – Live In London 1971 (Discobertas)
Audio One: “C” – The Midwest School (Audiographic)
Julius Hemphill: “The Hard Blues” – Coon Bid’ness (Arista)
Edwin Starr: “Easin’ In” – Can You Dig It? The Music And Politics Of Black Action Films 1968-75 (Soul Jazz)
A.A.B.B.: “Pick Up the Pieces One By One” – James Brown’s Funky People 3 (Polydor)
Marlboros: “Why’d You Leave” – Carolina Soul Survey: The Reflection Sound Story (Grapevine)
Candi Staton: “I’ll Drop Everything and Come Running” – Candi Staton (Honest Jon’s)
Al Green: “Hangin’ On” – Explores Your Mind (Hi)
Admiral Dele Obiodun: “Side 1” – Admiral Dele Abiodun & his Top Hitters Band (Olumo)
Chicago Trio (Ernest Dawkins/Hamid Drake/Harrison Bankhead): “Woman of Darfur” – Velvet Songs: To Baba Fred Anderson (Rogue Art)
Don Cherry / Ed Blackwell: “Mutron – Bemsha Swing – Solidarity – Arabian Nightingale” – El Corazón (ECM)
Kahil El’ Zabar Ritual Trio: “Alika Rising” – Alika Rising At Leverkusener Jazztage (Sound Aspects)