Thursday, October 29

Holiday for Soul Dance - Sun Ra (1970)

"This collection is somewhat of an oddity in that there are no original compositions from Sun Ra. That said, cornet player Phil Corhan contributes 'Dorothy's Dance.' As the album initially surfaced in the early '70s, many presumed the recordings reflected Ra's concurrent combo and sound, which couldn't have been further from the truth. Scholars have since placed 1960 or 1961 as a closer estimation of when these sides were documented, using the rare inclusion of Ricky Murry (vocals) as sonic evidence, coupled with the fact that the effort was cut prior to the band's relocation to New York City from Chicago at the beginning of the decade. ..."
W - Holiday for Soul Dance
New Yorker: The Sun Ra Centenary
YouTube: Holiday for Soul Dance