Sunday, February 05, 2006

Sun Ra, Al Kooper, and Batman?!

Found this little gem on the interweb today, on the radio station WFMU's blog, concerning an old "Batman and Robin" record released back when the TV show was going strong:

"The music on the LP was credited to "The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale," but in fact the band was one of the greatest uncredited session combos of all time, including the core of Sun Ra's Arkestra and Al Kooper's Blues Project. To keep the music licensing fees to a minimum, all the tracks were based on public domain items like Chopin's Polonaise Op. 53, the horn theme from Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony and the love theme from Romeo and Juliet..."

All the pieces are all avaliable for download here, but make sure to get "Robin's Theme." It's the only track with vocals, and so far as I can tell the only lyrics are: "Robin HEY I said-a-Robin HEY!"


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