Label: Charly Records - CD SAM 103 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Rock & Roll, Rockabilly
The first record to be recorded by a pared-down Arkestra after Sun Ra and the core of his group left Chicago and relocated to New York City.
According to Sun Various - The Sound Of Sun biographer John Szwed: . But as soon as they crossed the George Washington Bridge they collided with a taxi and bent one of the wheels of [bassist] Ronnie Boykins's father's car. With no money to have it fixed they were stranded again. But after a few days of waiting, Strickland and Mitchell got anxious, called home for money, and left.
The five who remained then moved to a room on 81st Street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive, and after a few days found a cheaper place farther downtown in the seventies. On October 10 they crossed the river to the Medallion Studio in Newark with a few musicians they added for the date Despite a heavy title and a cover painting of a conga drum swirling like a tornado through a valley of piano keys against an orange sky, the record was plagued from the start.
Tom Wilson's liner notes were filled with inaccuracies: Distribution was Some People (Will Never Learn) - Kristi Rose And The Midnight Walkers - Some People as poor as it was with the Saturn records, and there was no reviews for twenty-three years, when it was reissued in as We Are In The Future.
Ra sticks to acoustic piano for the entire session, but various percussion instruments are dispersed throughout the band, giving a slightly exotic flavor to some of the tunes With the exception of "The Beginning," all the tunes are very accessible. This is one to play for the mistaken folks who think the Mi Gallina (Remix) - Various - Jende Ri Palenge - People Of Palenque did nothing but make noise.
The sleeve was designed by 'Harvey', a secretive graphic designer who made over album covers for Savoy and its subsidiaries throughout the s. Lawrence Roberts, long-time producer for Savoy Records Harvey lived in New York, and was very secretive. They would send him a title or concept and he would produce the painting.
The paintings were not expensive, and they paid him in cash. Savoy reissued it again infollowed by a Lonehill Jazz reissue in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sun Ra and his Arkestra. Sun Ra. Hidden categories: Articles with short description Duration without hAudio microformat Articles with hAudio microformats.