Sun Ra – Pink Elephants On Parade

by alphamonkey on August 12, 2005 · 1 comment

in Music Videos,Uncategorized

Sun Ra is easily the weirdest jazz musician of all time.  Between the Egyptian costumes, sci-fi backstory, and a band that made Funkadelic look like the Lawrence Welk orchestra, Sun Ra set the bar for whacked-out freakness.  Thankfully, he was drop-dead talented.

Here’s a great little clip showing the Dumbo scene ”Pink Elephants on Parade“, with Sun Ra’s version of the tune (which was done, along with Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah and Second Star on the Right, for the Disney tribute album ‘Stay Awake’.  Sun Ra eventually released an entire album of Disney songs later on.)

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    I remember that scene in dumbo totally messed with me. But if it weren’t for dumbo sparking my interest into intoxicants at such an early age I wouldn’t be able to say Im the drug induced hallucinating spacey tempermented alcoholic I am today.


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