NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #272 ~ 05-29-21]

Pictured: Sun Ra.

Ed Bland continued to hire the Arkestra’s people whenever he could. He called them for a limbo record he was doing for Audiofidelity, used them for some singles for Epic Records with soul singer Popcorn Wylie, and on blues guitarist Phil Upchurch’s Feeling Blue. Their flexibility allowed him to use them on projects other musicians might fumble, like the non-Union session he hired them for in Newark inJanuary 1966, to record a children’s record of Batman and Robin for Tifton Record Com- pany. Under the name of “The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale,” and with Tom Wilson as producer, they pieced together a band of Sun Ra on organ, Jimmy Owens on trumpet, Tom McIntosh on trombone, Al Kooper (on organ when Sun Ra wasn’t playing), Danny Kalb on guitar, and the rest of the members of the early rock band The Blues Project. Though the Batman theme does appear on the record, most of the rest of it was made up of rearrangements of music in public domain (such as a theme by Tchaikovsky), all played in rhythm-and-blues style with prominent twangy guitars.

— John F. Szwed, Space Is The Place: The Life And Times Of Sun Ra.

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 272 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

The O’Jays — “Message In The Music” — Philadelphia International Records: 40th Anniversary

Vum Vum — “Muzangola” — Angola 60’s: 1956-1970

Fender IV — “Everybody Up!” — The Surf Creature

The Son Of P.M. — “King Of Drums [A Go-Go]” — Hey Klong Yao! Essential Collection Of Modernized Thai Music From The 1960s

Small Faces — “Grow Your Own” — Our Generation: 75 Mod Classics, A Way Of Life

Ali Hassan Kuban — “Leila” — Nubian Magic

Fay Simmons — “Big Joe Mambo” — Jukebox Mambo: Rumba and Afro-Latin Accented Rhythm & Blues 1949-1960

Winston Samuels — “Lick It Back” — I Love The Reggay!: Early Reggae Sounds From Randy’s Records 1969-1971

The Tempos — “(Countdown) Here I Come” — Lost & Found: Real R’n’B & Soul

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Preston Love & His Band — “Cissy Popcorn” — Funky Crimes

THE SECOND SET

The Black Cats — “Sueno Magico” — Ayahuasca: Cumbias Psicodélicas Vol. 1

Sun Ra & The Blues Project — “Robin’s Theme” — Batman and Robin: The Sensational Guitars of Dan & Dale

Unknown Artist — “Marrison (Classic)” — Cambodian Psych-Out

Orgone — “Revolt” — New You Part 2

Sexteto Miramar — “Salsa Boogaloo” — The Afrosound Of Colombia Vol. 1

Funkadelic — “I Got A Thing, You Got A Thing, Everybody’s Got A Thing” — Funkadelic

Silvetler — “Lorke Lorke’ — Hava Narghile: Turkish Rock Music (1966-1975)

The Artwoods — “I Take What I Want” — The In Crowd: UK Mod R&B Beat 1964-1967

THE THIRD SET

Ricardo Marrero And The Group — “Babalonia” — Welcome To The Party

Icky Renrut (a.k.a. Ike Turner) — “Prancin’” — Ike’s Instrumentals

The Elcados — “Ku Mi Da Hankan” — Nigeria Rock Special: Psychedelic Afro-Rock & Fuzz Funk in 1970s Nigeria

Noble “Thin Man” Watts — “Hot Tamales” — Walk On The Wild Side: The Jazz Side Of Mod

King Tubby & The Aggrovators — “I Trim The Barber” — Flashing Echo: Trojan In Dub 1970-1980

The Sparklers Four — “Stanleyville Stomp” — Frolic Diner Vol. 4

Anand Prayag & Chorus — “Pretty Pretty Priya” — Bombshell Baby Of Bombay

Jeff Simmons — “Vegas Pickup” — Naked Angels OST

THE FINAL SET

Les Quatres Étoiles — “Luila” — 4 Stars

Karen Verros — “You Just Gotta Know My Mind” — Hard Workin’ Man: The Jack Nitzsche Story Vol. 2

Los Caballeros De Colón — “Con Los Caballeros” — Panama! Latin, Calypso and Funk On the Isthmus

ESG — “Erase You” — A South Bronx Story

Joe Gibbs & The Professionals — “Tribesman Rockers” — African Dub All-Mighty  Chapter 3

The Yardbirds — “Over, Under, Sideways, Down” — Ultimate!

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

The Jam Handy Organization — “Tractor Drivin’ Man” — The Wide New World With FORD

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