Monday, September 20, 2010
Arthur Russell white-label
Seldom-heard b-side to the white-label-only 12” of Russell’s single greatest piece of music, “In the Light of the Miracle”. While the a-side was reissued on Soul Jazz’s comp of Russell material, this mysterious house-infused flipside remains tragically unreleased. Features the whole Singing Tractors crew (Elodie Lauten, Mustafa Ahmed, and Peter Zummo) as well as Allen Ginsberg (!) and a rare appearance by Julius Eastman.
BONUS: Yet another unreleased version of "In the Light of the Miracle", a fragile solo voice/cello/delay live recording complete with an entirely different opening stanza:
(Extracted from this radio podcast.)
Posted by SD at 2:58 PM