WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2015-03-31

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Something got me into the songs with “bone” in the title and we milked that angle for more than half the show. And I mean that in the best way, there’s a lot of fun songs here from different angles—of course the gospel stuff, and the funky stuff, and at the end a couple of trombone songs just ’cause. And, as is generally the case when there’s a theme, there’s also just a bunch of songs at the end that aren’t in the theme, because doing it for the whole show would have been overkill…



download program (146MB, 2 hrs 40 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Blackfoot: “Groovy Bone” – Youth Power (Goodson)
Eddie Kirk: “Them Bones” – The Complete Stax/Volt Singles, Vol. 1 (Stax)
Heshoo Beshoo Group: “Lazy Bones” – Armitage Road (Columbia)
The Headquarters: “Lazy Bones” – Sweetie (Logo)
Melvin Jackson: “Funky Skull, Parts 1 and 2” – Funky Skull (Dusty Groove America)
Oliver Nelson: “125th St and 7th Ave” – Skull Session (Flying Dutchman)
James Brown: “Stoned to the Bone” – Make It Funky – The Big Payback: 1971-1975 (Polydor)
Afroskull: “Theme from Afroskull” – Monster for the Masses (CD Baby)
Sparkle Moore: “Skull and Crossbones” – Wild, Wild Young Women (Rounder)
Sons of Andros: “Dry Bones” – The Bahamas: Islands of Song (Smithsonian Folkways)
Mitchell’s Christian Singers: “Them Bones” – The Gospel Tradition: The Roots and the Branches, Vol. 1 (Legacy)
Bascom Lamar Lunsford: “Dry Bones” – Ballads, Banjo Tunes and Sacred Songs of Western North Carolina (Smithsonian Folkways)
Dave & Howard: “My Bones Gonna Rise Again” – Black & White Hillbilly Music: Early Harmonica Recordings from the 1920s & 30s (Trikont)
Carter Brothers and Son: “Old Joe Bone” – Oxford American Music Issue #13 (Oxford American)
Silver Light Gospel Singers: “Dry Bones” – Art of Field Recording, v. 2 (Dust to Digital)
Elder Charles Beck: “Dry Bones” – Elder Charles Beck Vol 2 1946 – 1956 (Document)
The Jubalaires: “Dese Bones” – The Singing Waiters:1947-1948 (Heritage)
Brother Bones: “Chinatown” – TR 4572 -7″ (Tempo)
Kid Thomas: “I Like Bananas Because They Have No Bones” – The Larry Borenstein Collection, vol 12 (504)
Poi Dog Pondering: “Collarbone” – Volo Volo (Columbia)
Handsome Family: “Dry Bones” – Singing Bones (Carrot Top Records)
The Coctails: “Skeleton (Prelude)” – Popcorn Box (Carrot Top Records)
Albert Mangelsdorff: “Marc Suetterlyn’s Boogie” – Tromboneliness (Sackville)
BassDrumBone: “Sambali” – Wooferlo (Soul Note)
Air: “B.K.” – Air Mail (Black Saint)
Fred Anderson/Hamid Drake: “Losel Drolma” – Back Together Again (Thrill Jockey)
His Name is Alive: “Capricorn Moon (live)” – Sweet Earth Flower: A Tribute to Marion Brown (HighTwo)
The Heliocentrics: “Sirius B” – Out There (Now-Again)
Amadou et Mariam: “Dogons” – Sou Ni Tilé (Tinder)
George Symonette: “Boat Pull Out – Bahama Mama” – Bahamas Goombay: 1951-59 (Frémeaux & Associés)