Montag, 22. April 2019

Sun Ra ‎– The Antique Blacks

"The Antique Blacks" is a great live date, recorded in 1974 but not released until 1978. This is a smallish band, and features the first recorded evidence of prominent electric rock guitar in the Arkestra, attributed only to "Sly."

"Song No. 1" is a groovy sort of space bossa nova, with Sun Ra on rocksichord supported by great percussion as the other players join in. "There Is a Change in the Air/The Antique Blacks" is a Ra poem recited with musical accompaniment as is "The Ridiculous 'I' and the Cosmos Me."

"This Song Is Dedicated to Nature's God" is actually a different tune than "To Nature's God" on "Live in Egypt, Vol. 1", but is the same sort of upbeat, swinging singalong. "Would I for All That Were" is a short interlude with Moog craziness over an ominous march, which leads into a rousing version of "Space Is the Place."

"The Antique Blacks" is notable for the recited poetry, as well as for the presence of the extroverted Sly, who adds a totally new dimension to the Arkestra sound. This one will be tough to find, but well worth it.        


1Song No.18:51
2There Is Change In The Air10:58
3The Antique Blacks3:39
4This Song Is Dedicated To Nature's God3:58
5The Ridiculous "I" And The Cosmos Me4:43
6Would I For All That Were2:56
7Space Is The Place8:10
8You Thought You Could Build A World Without Us9:11
Sun Ra ‎– The Antique Blacks
(320 kbps, cover art included)

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